Chicago Tribune

The risk confronting NFL owners and players alike

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Friday, Oct. 13:

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Pitched battles between owners and players in professional sports can leave lasting scars on both sides.

Remember the National Football League strike in 1987? Sports columnists derided the season as a sham. Striking players lost a combined $80 million, and owners suffered from a drop in ratings and gate receipts. And there was

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