Sport: Innovation for the Fun of It

THE conductor of the Super Chiefs is Coach Hank Stram, a spry, spruce little fellow (5 ft. 7 in., 205 Ibs.) who looks like a Cheshire cat, dresses like Cecil Beaton, talks like Otto von Bismarck and operates like Jimmy Valentine. "Every team," he says, "should have its own style that reflects the personality of the coach." The Kansas City Chiefs are a mirror image of both sides of Stram's personality: courteous, reliable and trustworthy off the field; coruscating, resourceful and a little terrifying on it. When it comes to dealing with players, Stram...

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