ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 13, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Tampa, Florida) Lack of public enthusiasm for USFL championship game between Arizona Wranglers and Philadelphia Stars examined; public's response to Super Bowl recalled. Films shown. [PEOPLE - express ignorance about event.] [Player David HUFFMAN - notes lack of public recognition.] [WTSP spokesperson Ken BROO - notes suggestion for contest to name the game.] Herschel Walker mentioned. [Player Greg LANDRY - recalls NFL's beginning days.] [Stars owner Carl PETERSON - wants profitable business] USFL's television contracts with ESPN and ABC mentioned. [Gens. owner Don. TRUMP - wonders if God created baseball to avoid spring football.] [Coach George ALLEN - thinks USFL will eventually be competitive with NFL.] [Bandits owner John BASSETT - believes USFL championship will be superior to Super Bowl in excitement; mentions Pete Rozelle.]
REPORTER: Jay Schadler
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