Vince Lombardi A true renaissance man

Vince Lombardi made the 1960’s Green Bay Packers team a dynasty in football history. To start off, Vince Lombardi had a very interesting life outside of football. Vincent Thomas Lombardi was born on June 11th, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York. Vince Lombardi, as he was called, was the oldest of 5 children. He grew up in a very Catholic household and at age 15, went to go study at the Cathedral Preparatory Seminary which is part of a Cathedral College. But after two years at Cathedral College, Vince Lombardi decided that he wanted to change careers and transferred to St. Francis Preparatory school. At St. Francis, Vince played fullback for the football team. After Vince Lombardi graduated from St. Francis, Vince Lombardi went to got attend Fordham University. With his time and Fordham, Vince Lombardi became a member of Fordham’s famed “Seven Blocks of Granite.” Finally, after graduating from Fordham University, Vince Lombardi attended law school to become a lawyer. He went to law school at night and worked for a finance company during the day hours. To end out, Vince Lombardi had a very interesting life outside of football and has many accomplishments to his name.

Furthermore, Vince Lombardi was a coaching legend and had many awards and accomplishments to prove it. To begin, Vince Lombardi had many awards including 3 NFC championships, 2 Super Bowls and was inducted into the Packer Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He also won 2 coach of the year awards when he was coaching the Packers teams that won the first 2 Super Bowls. To add on, Vince Lombardi has the Super Bowl trophy named after him. It is named after him because he won the first 2 Super Bowls and because he has one of the best winning percentages in the league. But, the league also devoted the Super Bowl trophy to him because he died of colon cancer and the age of 57. Finally, Vince Lombardi was named the 1960’s Man of the Year. To wrap it up, Vince Lombardi made a name for himself in the world and had many awards and accomplishments along the way.

Pictures of Vince Lombardi as a younger adult

To add on, Vince Lombardi has some of if not, the best quotes in human history. Vince Lombardi had so many famous quotes because he was a natural born motivator. He always wanted the players to try their hardest and if they didn't, he thought that they would never taste greatness. He has many famous quotes like “We didn't lose, we just ran out of time.” Or “Winning isn't everything, it’s the only thing.” But, both of these quotes have one thing in common. They are about winning. All Vince Lombardi wanted to do was win, he never wanted to lose and you never heard him say we’re going to lose or we lost. He never gave up even in the most crappy situations. So all in all, Vince Lombardi not only was one of the most successful coaches ever. In my eyes Vince Lombardi will go down a man who revolutionized the game of football and who is a Renaissance man.

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