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Published December 8, 1997
NFL: Yesterday's Packers-Bucs game attracted a Houlihan Stadium record crowd of 73,523, with an estimated 30,000 Green Bay fans on hand (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 12/8)....The crowd of 73,446 at yesterday's Patriots-Jaguars game set an Alltell Stadium attendance record (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 12/8)....There were 27,160 no-shows yesterday in Chicago for the Bills-Bears game (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/8)....On "Fox NFL Sunday," James Brown reported, "At last week's NFL labor negotiation meetings, the Seattle Seahawks were not represented, the first public signs that organizational changes will be made by new owner Paul Allen" ("Fox NFL Sunday," 12/7). NHL: Devils Owner John McMullen, on Devils F Bill Guerin's claim that he ended his holdout to play in the Olympics: "The reason he signed was not the Olympic team. It was money. Everybody is trying to credit him with a noble deed. But he overestimated his value. And he overestimated his ability to embarrass us" (N.Y. POST, 12/6)....A group of Edmontonians interested in buying the Oilers met with Gary Bettman on Friday (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 12/6).