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Scab Players not a big hit with NFL fans

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:27 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Oct. 4, 1987

It's Day 13 of the NFL strike. After 12 days of negotiations, demonstrations, accusations, union meetings, owner meetings, sponsor pullouts, picket lines, egg throwing, name calling and team restocking, the NFL resumes play today with some 1,000 non-union players joining almost 90 non-striking players.

There are sparse crowds and heavy picketing. Average attendance for the 13 games is 16,987, off significantly from the 90 percent of capacity of last season ...

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