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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1969 April

WSLS-TV Reporter Bill Walker Interviews Bill Cox, Coach of the Virginia Sailors Minor League Football Team, About the Sailors's Agreement With the Washington Redskins

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Bill Cox, coach of the Virginia Sailors minor league football team, tells WSLS-TV reporter Bill Walker about his team's relationship with the Washington Redskins. The Virginia Sailors signed a working agreement with the National Football League team, but new coach Vince Lombardi is hesitant about the contract. Cox says this is because the last team that Lombardi coached, the Green Bay Packers, had a similar agreement with the Hartford Knights team that did not work well due to the geographic distance. Cox remains optimistic that the two teams will reach an agreement.
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