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Published March 14, 1995
Malcolm Glazer's purchase of the Bucs for $192M became official Monday when the NFL owners unanimously approved the sale from the Culverhouse estate. The NFL's finance committee had given the sale unanimous approval on Sunday. The move was the first order of business at this week's NFL owners meetings (Nick Pugliese, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 3/14). TURKEY SHOOT? Chiefs Owner Lamar Hunt said he is proposing that the annual Thanksgiving Day games be passed among all 30 NFL teams, giving each team the home game once every 15 years. Hunt said the Lions and Cowboys have an "unfair edge by hosting the games every year." Hunt is expected to present his case to the owners at the NFL meetings in Phoenix on Wednesday. Similar attempts to end the Thanksgiving Day tradition have failed in the past. Lions Vice Chair Bill Ford Jr. said he would fight the proposal "tooth and nail": "It's a 61-year-old tradition. Most of the teams weren't even in existence 61 years ago" (Curt Sylvester, DETROIT FREE PRESS, 3/14).