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Football Season #495499

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 22, 1977
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(Studio) Football season has begun, with fans crowding to stands and before TV sets.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Mexico City, Mexico) Report on growing interest in football, American style, in Mexico. Game and crowds for Saturday afternoon game in Mexico City noted. Some colleges even go to United States to recruit; Guadalajara University Owls have 9 Americans on team, all from San Antonio, Texas. [Owls player Marvin STEVENS - thinks it's growing in popularity here because it started coming on television here about 3 years ago, and young children learning to play.] Mexican television began importing pro football games from United States in 1974, and now the-re's as much football on Mexican television as on television in US. Sportscasters translate American play-by-play for listeners; sportscasters note Mexicans have definite favorites. [Mexican sportscaster Jorge BERRY - lists Mexican favorites among United States teams.]
REPORTER: George Lewis

Chancellor, John;
Lewis, George

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