Some 45 years ago, at Super Bowl IX in New Orleans, legendary NFL Films founder, the late Ed Sabol, coerced Stram to wear a microphone as he coached the KC Chiefs to a 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
One of the great debates among NHL fans is whether certain referees tend to favor or go out of their way to penalize a specific team. Many fans think -- and some are truly convinced in their hearts -- that the officials are "out to get" their favorite team.
Every player, coach and referee who has ever appeared in the NHL has his own story to tell about his first game in the League. The tale of my first game reffing in the NHL is an unconventional one. That's par for the course with me.
Another Stanley Cup playoff night has passed, and there's another headshot and impending suspension to discuss. Once again, the NHL will pay lip service to taking a "tough" stand on the type of hits that are a blight on the game.
Yes, everyone scoffed when Eli Manning stood up for himself months ago. Before the season he said, yes I'm an elite quarterback. And we all snickered, yeah right. Well guess what? There's not a better quarterback in the NFL.