Sport: The Owners Hang Tougher

More money for the players, but no control of the game

After 57 days of an inglorious strike, the National Football League players settled last week for far less than they wanted but much more than they had before, and play resumed over the weekend. With the regular 16-game season trimmed to nine, a postseason Super Bowl tournament was devised in fairness to all 28 teams, but particularly to those with 0-and-2 records (including the world champion San Francisco 49ers). After only twelve teams are eliminated, eight entries from each of the two...

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