Today in sports: Some rare memorabilia, the NHL readies for its next labor fight, and Wenlock is watching you!
New York Giants legend Lawrence Taylor is auctioning off the Super Bowl ring he won in 1991, when his team beat the Buffalo Bills on Scott Norwood's infamous (missed) FG. Taylor who has had more than his share of legal troubles since his Hall of Fame career ended, did not give a reason for the sale. The ring, which has significant wear, is valued at around $75,000 to $100,000 dollars, mostly because of the name and game number on it. Plenty of championship rings have sold to public before, but rarely one from a player as famous and important as Taylor. [New York Daily News]
Ready for a new lockout? The NHL informed its player's union today that it won't be renewing their current collective bargaining agreement when it expires this offseason. That means a new deal must be negotiated before the start of next season and given the trouble the NFL and NBA had during their last offseason, observers are not optimistic about the talks. NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr (he of the notorious Major League Baseball strike of the 1994) already said this week that he expects the league to ask for significant revenue rollbacks that the union does not plan to accept lying down. [CBS Sports]