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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 23, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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they form the best elevens in the
world. Probably Brown, which
whipped both elevens, would have
something, to say about this, but the
claims of the Providence people will
be pushed aside by the adherents of
larger universities.
A man with a paper and pencil can
figure most anything he wishes to
and arrive at any conclusion that
suits him. Harvard or Yale will be
claiming great things Saturday
night, but neither can be rated the
best in the country, or the besMn the
east i
Tonight the University: of Illinois
fo6tball team will be here 6n route
to Madison, where Wisconsin will be
encountered Saturday. Zuppke has
no, championship ideas' and is too
good a sportsman to make any
claims that he wasn't trying, in cer
tain games, but he will not count the
season a loss if his men can beat the
Badgers. That would give him vic
tories over 'two of the biggest col
leges represented in the Conference.
Regulars' will be in their places at
the opening whistle, and condition
will not be an alibi if the Suckers are
whipped.
The 1916 football season just
drawing to a close, offers an oppor
tunity for a football "world's series"
never duplicated in past seasons!
With one exception the middle
west, the championship has either
been decided, or could be in a single
game, and the sectional winners
could participate in a series which
would leave no doubt as to the abil
ities ofthe teams in those parts of
the country which are seldom recog
nized by eastern and mid-western ex
perts'. The championship of the east
could be decided by a game between
Brown and Pittsburgh. There is not
a team which could dispute the win
ner's titular honors, except the
Army, which is not included on ac
count of not playing under confer
ence rules.
In the mjddle west the right of the
winner of the Ohio State-Northwestern
game to hold the title might be
disputed by Minnesota, which in spite
of an early defeat by Illinois, has de
veloped a remarkably powerful of
fensive, as indicated by the Wiscon
sin score.
In the south Georgia Tech, with
the wonderful Strupper, has the un-disputed.call-
for premier honors, and
in the far west Coach Dobie's Wash
ington aggregation, by the defeat of
California Saturday, looks far and
away the best
A four-cornered championship se
ries featuring Brown or Pittsburgh,
Minnesota or the winner of the Ohio
Northwestern game; Georgia Tech
and Washington would decide the
merits of the great college game in
each section and put the business of
selecting an ail-American team on a
basis where the man who plays a
few hundred miles from New York
would be given an equal chance.
There will be no meeting of direc
tors of the Cub ball team today.
Some, of the officials are out of town
and-Pres. Weeghman announced a
postponement of the session, proba
bly until Saturday. At that time'
Weeghman will be re-elected head of '
the club.
Each day makes it more apparent
that Pasadena, Cal., will be the scene
of the 1917 training trip. Tampa will :
probably be taken by some other big
league club and the Cubs will be able
to get out of their contract without
losing a cent
Even should the Pacific Coast'
league clubs decline to play prac-;
tice games with the Cubs, the North ;
Siders will go west. . They will get
just as much conditioning work by
playing among themselves, and do
not face the danger of being over
trained when the big league season
opens.
1 De Soto indoor ball team defeated -Tonti,
7 to-6, in the opening game'
for both teams in the Knights of Co
lumbus league. Baggs of De Soto:'
fanned 19 men. B

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