The Lombardi Effect

A TBT post from a couple of years ago… Today is Vince Lombardi’s birthday

Some other Lombardi references:


You Can Do More!

Yesterday was Vince Lombardis birthday.  He would have been 100 years old.

Vince_LombardiFor people of my generation, especially young boys who aspired to coach, he was an iconic figure. I wanted to be a coach so I could diagram plays like Lombardi, sure; but I really wanted to be a coach because I wanted to inspire like Lombardi.

Being a Kansas City Chiefs fan, the first Super Bowl will be forever burned in my psyche.  If anyone was to beat my team, the Chiefs, let it be the legendary Green Bay Packers, led by my idol, Vince Lombardi.

I remember watching theIce Bowl in 1967, and then the Packers defeating the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl II. Lombardi retired from coaching following that season.  I did not understand.

A year later he left the Packers organization to try his hand at rebuilding the Redskin franchise.  I…

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  1. Outstanding!I might have every book that’s ever been printed reference the greatest coach ever…Vince Lombardi. You might say I am a disciple of Coach Lombardi and have strived to adopt many of his teachings. At 60 years old, I coach my grandson’s football, basketball and baseball teams. As a police officer I currently work in the Community Policing Unit where I have had numerous opportunities to lead young people as a SADD advisor, PAL activities and commander for our Junior Police Academy. I collect inspirational quotes and have used Lombardi’s in many of my speaking engagements. Thank you for sharing your admiration of one of my boyhood and adult heroes. Ed BonchakSent from Yahoo Ma


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