Lou DeMaio became a Green Bay Packers fan watching them play the Dallas Cowboys in 1967, and he has never switched allegiances. While most of his friends rooted for the New York teams, DeMaio's heart remained true to the Packers.
"My favorite teams are the Knicks, Yankees, Rangers and Green Bay,'' says Lou, a Stamford native and long-time sports official. "Isn't that weird?"
DeMaio will be in his glory Sunday rooting for the Packers as they meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. He'll watch the game at his home with a few friends. Fortunately, he won't have to
It's been 24 years since Stamford High alum Craig Bingham last wore the black and gold of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's still amazed by the passion of the team's fans, especially as Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers.
"The town [Pittsburgh] goes crazy,'' said Craig, who played at Stamford High and Syracuse before going on to a five-year pro career that included a stop in San Diego. "I've never seen anything like it, where things just shut down on game day."
Bingham has remained in the Pittsburgh area after his playing days and still maintains a relationship
Sister Carol Ann kicked off another year at Villa Maria Education Center as she usually does, with a bit of magic. With some sleight-of-hand and the power of illusion, she brought smiles to the faces of a new batch of students with a magic show to welcome them to school.
Magic is nothing new for Sister Carol Ann. She has long been a member of magician societies and has received praise from several of the presidents. And yet, making items materialize out of thin air might not be the most entertaining thing about this particular Bernardine Franciscan nun, at least not for sports
In this video, new Stamford High School head football coach Bryan Hocter discusses his expectations for his first season at the helm. He also talks about the depth of his young team and his relationship with former head coach Kevin Jones. Jones stepped down as head coach of the Black Knights earlier this year after being hired as an NFL scout. Stamford High recovered from an 0-4 start last season to finish at 5-5. Hocter believes his team could make an impact in the FCIAC.
Click here for our preview of the Westhill football season, and here for our look at Trinity Catholic. Video shot and edited by Eric Gendron.
ESPN's sportscasters Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg sat at a table near the back of Buffalo Wild Wings Thursday evening, signing autographs, talking about football and of course, eating wings. They had worked up an appetite filming the Buffalo Wild Wings Football Kick Off Show inside the restaurant on Summer Street.
"I get to talk football and eat wings," Golic said about his job. Greenberg was quick to respond. "Those are pretty much his two best talents," he said with a smile. Greenberg is a Westport resident who likes Stamford because it has an urban quality. "I grew up in
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