Sports Illustrated Presents Dr. Z's Greatest Moments in Super Bowl History should be the most famous piece of sportswriting about football, period. So how come you’ve almost certainly never heard of it?
In January of 1955, a then-fledgling Sports Illustrated sent William Faulkner to a Rangers/Canadiens game at the old Madison Square Garden. The resulting essay is brief, great, and exactly as Faulkner At A Hockey Game as you'd expect.
A blockbuster article in Sports Illustrated doesn't look good for UCLA Coach Ben Howland. But if anyone escapes the wreckage of the once-proud Bruins basketball program unscathed, employable and unembarrassed, it will probably be him.