NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 15, 1974
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(Studio) National Football League begins 56th season. League plagued by strikes and new rival football team.
REPORTER: Jess Marlow
(Chicago, Illinois) Problems include making Chicago Bears competitive since World Football League also placed team in Chicago. Bears' owner George Halas picks Jim Finks as general manager Finks must replace Dick Butkus, former all pro middle linebacker for Bears Rick Forzano's team. Lions, also face troubles.
REPORTER: Johnny Morris
(Foxborough, Massachusetts) Miami Dolphins face New England Patriots. Larry Csonka plans to leave Dolphins along with Jim Kiick and Paul Warfield.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
(New Haven, Connecticut) New York Giants face Washington, DC Redskins; attendance low. Giants problems discussed. Redskins beat Giants 13-10.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
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