1942 National Football League All-Star Game (January)

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1942 NFL All-Star Game (January)
1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago Bears 0 21 7 7 35
NFL All-stars 3 0 14 7 24
Date January 4, 1942
Stadium Polo Grounds, New York City
MVP none selected
Attendance 17,725
TV in the United States
Network not televised

The 1942 National Football League All-star Game (January) was the professional football league's fourth all-star game. The game pitted the Chicago Bears, the league's champion for the 1941 season, against a team of all-stars. The game was played on Sunday, January 4, 1942, at the Polo Grounds in New York City. The Bears defeated the all-stars by a score of 35–24.[1]

The George Halas' Bears entered the game as 4–1 favorites over the All-Stars led by New York Giants head coach Steve Owen.[2] Although as many as 40,000 fans were expected,[2] cold and snowy weather kept the crowd down to 17,725.[1]

The game was originally planned to be played in Los Angeles where the first three All-Star games had been held, but it was moved to New York due to travel restrictions brought on by World War II.[2] It was the first January football game ever held in New York.[2]


  1. ^ a b Guenther, Jack (January 5, 1942). "'Incredible' Bears Crush Gallant Stars". Pittsburgh Press. AP. p. 20. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Scheffels, Paul (January 1, 1942). "Bears Set to Face All-Stars". San Jose Evening News. United Press. p. 7. Retrieved February 15, 2012.