Three sports traditions lost to the ages:

•College All-Star Game. The NFL's defending champions played college seniors from the previous season in an August game at Chicago's Soldier Field from 1934 to 1976.

•East-West Shrine Game. The must-watch college all-star game when played in San Francisco's Kezar Stadium from 1925 into the 1960s. It's now a poor cousin to the Senior Bowl.

•NHL All-Star Game (pre-expansion). The defending Stanley Cup champions hosted an all-star collection from other teams 15 times from 1953 to 1968. The teams split 6-6-3.