Gridiron Glory

December 16, 1929

Perhaps this explains the NFL’s hesitancy about Memphis.

Clarence Saunders’ Tigers scaled the heights of football fame yesterday with a 20 to 6 victory over the Green Bay Packers, national professional football champions. The ambition of the Sole Owner of his name (as Saunders referred to himself) to show Memphis that he could produce the best of independent football teams was realized in that startling, almost wholly unexpected triumph over what is said to be the finest professional team that has ever been assembled. Some 8,000 people, the largest crowd that has seen a football game in Memphis this or almost any other season, gathered at Hodges Field and paid a fine tribute to the victors.