Jon Krampner is an American journalist and author of biographies, popular history and short stories. Krampner's first book, The Man in the Shadows: Fred Coe and the Golden Age of Television, a biography of television producer Fred Coe, was published in 1997. A second, Female Brando: The Legend of Kim Stanley, followed in 2006 by and charted the life of the Broadway actress Kim Stanley, his most recent nonfiction book and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food was published in 2012. The book is a popular history of peanut butter, he is working on a biography of screenwriter Ernest Lehman. Krampner is the author of short stories, including The Provence Lane Haunting, The Mazeroski Blues, "Why I Built My House the Way I Did". Krampner’s collected papers, consisting of research notes, interview transcripts and audiotapes and general material, are held in the special collections department of the Heard Library at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. In its review of The Man in the Shadows, Publishers Weekly wrote, "Krampner weaves Coe’s story with solid writing, subtle humor and a slavish devotion to detail."
Time called it "engrossing" and TV Guide, "valuable."Female Brando was described by Talkin’ Broadway as "a must-read for anyone interested in actors and the Golden Age of American Theatre. It is well researched, includes extensive and detailed notes, is fascinating.” The New Yorker said it was "crucial", while Kirkus Reviews said it presented "a turning kaleidoscope of vivid, unsettling images."The New Yorker praised Creamy and Crunchy, calling it “enjoyable and informative”. Harvard Business Review described it as "scholarly, yet charming and entertaining." The Man in the Shadows: Fred Coe and the Golden Age of Television, “The Provence Lane Haunting” Female Brando: The Legend of Kim Stanley Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food Joe Wilson: What He Didn’t Find in Africa "The Mazeroski Blues”. "Why I Built My House the Way I Did". Sticking to his Story, a profile of Krampner in Occidental Magazine
A minor premiership is the name of the title given to the team which finishes a sporting competition first in the league standings after the regular season but prior to commencement of the playoffs in several Australian sports leagues. The etymology of the term was based on terminology in Australia from the end of the 19th century, where the regular season was referred to as the "minor rounds", the playoffs or finals were referred to as the "major rounds". Emerging from this terminology came the "minor premiership", for the top-ranked team in the minor rounds, the "major premiership" shortened to premiership, for the winner of the finals series; the term was important in the early finals systems of the Victorian Football League, an Australian rules football league, where the minor premier had the right to a challenge match for the major premiership if it were eliminated at any stage during the finals. The term is used throughout Australian sports, there is a separate trophy presented for it.
The National Rugby League awards the J. J. Giltinan Shield, the Australian Ice Hockey League awards the H. Newman Reid Trophy and the Australian Football League has awarded the Dr Wm. C. McClelland Trophy; the National Basketball League recognises the minor premiers but no official trophy or award is given. Australia's premier association football competition, the A-League refers to the "minor premiership" as the "premiership", the "major premiership" as the "championship", more common with other association football competitions, but "minor premiership" is still used colloquially in the sports media though it is incorrect terminology with regard to the A-League. Although the concept of a minor premiership exists in North America, a separate award is presented for the best record in the regular season, the term "minor premiership" is not used; the Presidents' Trophy is awarded by the National Hockey League to the team which finishes first in the standings at the end of the season, as are the Supporters' Shield in Major League Soccer and the NWSL Shield in the National Women's Soccer League.