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Football / Super Bowl / NFL Players Strike #559001

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 30, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(San Diego, California: Robert Lipsyte) Commercialization behind holding of Super Bowl in San Diego reported; yacht race between Dennis Conner and Ted Turner, with each representing a business shown. Last year's NFL (National Football League) players strike recalled. [NFL commissioner Pete ROZELLE, players association spokesperson Gene UPSHAW, PLAYERS- comment on strike.] [New York Jets player representative Kurt SOHN - says most successful teams were those recovering from strike most quickly.] Post-strike problems for Jets noted.[Player Marty LYONS - explains reasons for crossing picket line.] [Washington Redskins player representative Neal OLKEWICZ - says players put team ahead of self-int.] [Washington Redskins player Dexter MANLEY - says team had no guys cross picket lines.] [Washington Redskins replacement player Skip LANE - says replacement players helped put Redskins in Super Bowl.] Continue of problems between players and owners stated. [UPSHAW - discusses strike.] [LANE - says owners still boss.] "Shamu," the whale shown.

Chung, Connie;
Lipsyte, Robert

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