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.
You gotta love it. The Rangers thought that the NHL and NBC were conspiring against them to force the Winter Classic into overtime. That's why there were so many "bad calls" against the Rangers down the stretch.
With the rink up earlier, more digital involvement, the inclusion of legends in a signature first puck drop before the holidays, this year's Winter Classic will have legs well beyond the New Year's game.