1940 National Football League All-Star Game (December)

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This article is about the NFL All-Star Game that followed the 1940 season, played on December 29, 1940. For the game that followed the 1939 season, played on January 14, 1940, see 1940 National Football League All-Star Game (January).
1940 (December) NFL All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago Bears 7 7 7 7 28
NFL All-Stars 0 14 0 0 14
Date December 29, 1940
Stadium Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California
MVP none selected
Referee John Olds
Attendance 21,000
TV in the United States
Network not televised
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The 1940 National Football League All-star Game (December) was the professional football league's third all-star game. The game pitted the Chicago Bears, the league's champion for the 1940 season, against a team of all-stars. The game was played on Sunday, December 29, 1940, at Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles, California before an overflow crowd of 21,000.[1] The Bears defeated the All-Stars by a score of 28–14.[1]

The Bears were an 8–5 favorite over the All-Stars after crushing the Washington Redskins 73–0 in the championship game a few weeks prior.[2] Luke Johnsos coached the Bears in place of George Halas, who was hospitalized following an appendectomy.[3] The All-Stars were coached by Ray Flaherty of the Washington Redskins.[2] John Olds was the referee for the game.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chicago Bears Defeat Pro All-Stars, 28 to 14". Milwaukee Journal. AP. December 30, 1940. p. L-5. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Conklin, Ed (December 29, 1940). "Chicago Bears Face All-Stars on Coast". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 10 (3rd section). Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "18,500 to See Stars, Bears". Milwaukee Journal. AP. December 29, 1940. p. 3 (Section III). Retrieved February 15, 2012.