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Encyclopedia > Vince Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Date of birth June 11, 1913
Place of birth Brooklyn, New York
Date of death September 3, 1970 (aged 57)
Place of death Washington, D.C.
Position(s) Head Coach, General Manager
College Fordham University
Career Highlights
Career Record 96-34-6 (Regular season)
9-1 (postseason)
105-35-6 total record
Super Bowl
      Wins
1966 Super Bowl I
1967 Super Bowl II
Championships
      Won
1961 NFL Championship
1962 NFL Championship
1965 NFL Championship
1966 NFL Championship
1967 NFL Championship
Stats
Coaching Stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching Stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1959-1967
1969
Green Bay Packers
Washington Redskins
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1971

Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913September 3, 1970) was an American football coach. He was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers of the NFL from 1959-67, winning five league championships during his 9 years. Following a one-year retirement from coaching in 1968, he returned as head coach of the Washington Redskins for the 1969 season. Lombardi's record in the post-season was 9-1, the loss coming in the first of those games, the 1960 NFL championship. is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... This article is about the state. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[3] in the United States, with three campuses located in and around New York City. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 15, 1967 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem University of Arizona and Grambling State University Bands Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show University of Arizona and Grambling State University Bands Attendance 61,946... Date January 14, 1968 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 13½ National anthem Grambling State University Band Coin toss Game referee Referee Jack Vest Halftime show Grambling State University Band Attendance 75,546 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers Ray... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... Packers redirects here. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... See also: 1970 in sports, other events of 1971, 1972 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Packers redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... The 1968 NFL season was the 49th regular season of the National Football League. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ...

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Early years

Lombardi was born in Brooklyn to Neapolitan-born father Henry Lombardi, a butcher, and Brooklyn-born Matilda Izzo, the daughter of a barber, whose parents had immigrated as teenagers from just east of Salerno in southern Italy. Vince Lombardi was raised in the Sheepshead Bay area of southern Brooklyn and attended its public schools through the eighth grade. This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... Location of the city of Naples (red dot) within Italy. ... Salerno is a town in Campania, south-western Italy, the capital of the province of the same name. ... Sheepshead Bay is a bay separating the mainland of Brooklyn, New York City from the eastern portion of Coney Island, the latter originally a barrier island but now effectively an extension of the mainland with peninsulas both east and west. ...

Historical marker outside Camp Alvernia on Long Island where Lombardi practiced high-school football.
Historical marker outside Camp Alvernia on Long Island where Lombardi practiced high-school football.

In 1928, at the age of 15, he entered Cathedral Prep, a six-year secondary program to become a Catholic priest. After four years, Lombardi decided not to pursue this path and transferred to the St. Francis Prep, where he was a standout on the football team (an activity that was discouraged at the seminary). Lombardi remained a devout Catholic throughout his life. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Roadside hisotrical marker biography of Carter G. Woodson located in Huntington, West Virginia A historical marker is a plaque erected at historically significant locations, facilities, or buildings. ... The former St Francis Monastery building at Camp Alvernia, in 1895. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... St. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Look up devout in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In 1933, Lombardi accepted a football scholarship to Fordham University in The Bronx to play for new head coach Sleepy Jim Crowley, one of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame in the 1920s. Lombardi was an undersized guard (5'8" 185 lb.) on Fordham's imposing front line, which became known as the Seven Blocks of Granite. It held Fordham's opponents scoreless several times during a string of twenty-five consecutive victories. Frank Leahy, future head coach at Notre Dame, was Lombardi's position coach. In the classroom, Lombardi was, at best, a slightly above-average student. He was awarded his bachelor's degree from Fordham in June 1937, five days after his 24th birthday. Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[3] in the United States, with three campuses located in and around New York City. ... For other uses, see The Bronx (disambiguation). ... James H. Jim Crowley, American Football player and coach born on September 10, 1902, in Chicago, Illinois, who gained fame as one-fourth of the University of Notre Dames legendary Four Horsemen backfield [1]. // College playing career Raised in Wisconsin, Crowley played high school football at East Green Bay... The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame comprised a winning group of football players at the University of Notre Dame under coach Knute Rockne. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Frank Leahy Francis William Leahy (August 27, 1907–June 21, 1973) was an American collegiate football coach. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ...


High School

In 1939, after two years at a finance company, semi-professional football (with the Brooklyn Eagles, bulking up to 205 lb., and Wilmington Clippers), and an unfulfilled semester of Fordham's law school at night, Lombardi accepted an assistant coaching job at St. Cecilia, a Catholic high school in Englewood, New Jersey. He was hired by its new head coach, his former Fordham teammate, quarterback "Handy" Andy Palau. Palau had also struggled for two years, failing to make it in baseball as a catcher in the Yankee farm system. Palau had just taken over the head coaching position from another Fordham teammate, Nat Pierce (left guard), who had accepted an assistant coach's job back at Fordham. In addition to coaching, Lombardi, age 26, also taught Latin, chemistry, and physics for an annual salary of under $1800 at the high school. Lombardi and Palau shared a boarding house room across the street from the school for $1.50 each per week. : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ... Map highlighting Englewoods location within Bergen County. ... This article is about the sport. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


In 1940, Lombardi married Marie Planitz, a cousin of another Fordham teammate, Jim Lawlor. Andy Palau left for Fordham in 1942 and Lombardi became the head coach at St. Cecilia. Lombardi stayed a total of eight years (five as head coach), leaving for Fordham in 1947 to coach the freshman teams in football and basketball. The following year he served as an assistant coach for Fordham's varsity football team. This article is about the sport. ...


West Point

Following the 1948 football season, Lombardi accepted another assistant's job, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a position that would greatly influence his future coaching style. Lombardi served as offensive line coach under legendary head coach Colonel Red Blaik. Blaik's emphasis on execution would become a hallmark of Lombardi's NFL teams. Lombardi coached at West Point for five seasons, with varying results. The 1949, 1950, and 1953 seasons were successful, but the 1951 and 1952 seasons were not, due to the aftermath of a cadet cribbing scandal in the spring of 1951, which severely depleted the talent on the football team. Following these five seasons at Army, Lombardi accepted an assistant coaching position with the NFL's New York Giants. USMA redirects here. ... Earl Henry Red Blaik (February 15, 1897 - May 6, 1989) was a U.S. football coach. ... NFL redirects here. ... USMA redirects here. ... Cheat redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ...


To the NFL

Lombardi, age 41, began his career as a professional football coach in 1954. He accepted a job that would later become known as the offensive coordinator position for the NFL's New York Giants, under new head coach Jim Lee Howell. The Giants had finished the previous season, under 23-year coach Steve Owen, with a 3-9 record. By the third season, Lombardi, along with the defensive coordinator, a young Tom Landry, turned the squad into a championship team, defeating the Chicago Bears for the league title in 1956. Lombardi relied on the talents of Frank Gifford, whom Lombardi made a two-way player, offensive halfback and his original professional position of defensive halfback. The 1954 NFL season was the 35th regular season of the National Football League. ... An offensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at others levels of American football) who is in charge of the offense. ... NFL redirects here. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Jim Lee Howell (1915-1995) was an American football player and coach for the NFL New York Giants. ... The 1953 NFL season was the 34th regular season of the National Football League. ... Steve Owen (April 21, 1898 - May 17, 1964) was a football player and coach who earned a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as head coach of the National Football Leagues New York Giants from 1930 to 1953. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... The 1956 NFL season was the 37th regular season of the National Football League. ... Francis Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ...


Head coaching career

Green Bay Packers

In January 1959, at age 45, Vince Lombardi accepted the position of "Head Coach and General Manager of the Green Bay Packers". Green Bay had lost all but two of its 12 games (a win & a tie) that they played in the 1958 season. Lombardi created punishing training regimens and expected absolute dedication and effort from his players. The 1959 Packers were an immediate improvement, finishing at 7-5. The 1959 NFL season was the 40th regular season of the National Football League. ... Packers redirects here. ... The 1958 NFL season was the 39th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1959 NFL season was the 40th regular season of the National Football League. ...


In his second year, Lombardi led the Packers to the 1960 NFL championship game, but suffered his only post-season loss when Packer fullback Jim Taylor was stopped nine yards from the end zone by Chuck Bednarik as time ran out. According to When Pride Still Mattered, after the loss Lombardi stated that losing a championship game was unacceptable and it would not happen again under his command. (He would win his next nine post-season games.) The 1960 NFL season was the 41th regular season of the National Football League. ... James Charles Taylor (born on September 20, 1935) was a professional football player for ten NFL seasons, from 1958-1967. ... Charles Philip Bednarik (born May 1, 1925 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) (a. ...


Immediately following that game, Lombardi had an opportunity to become head coach of the New York Giants, once his dream job. After considerable deliberation he declined, and the Giants hired Allie Sherman instead. The Packers would defeat the Giants for the NFL title in 1961 (37-0) and 1962 (16-7 at Yankee Stadium), marking the first two of their five titles in Lombardi's nine years. His only other post-season loss occurred to the St. Louis Cardinals in the Playoff Bowl (3rd place game) after the 1964 season (officially classified as an exhibition game). Lombardi had earlier expressed an interest in the head coaching job at Notre Dame and on two separate occasions wrote letters to the university to that effect. He never received a reply. Allie Sherman (born February 10, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American football running back and head coach. ... The 1961 NFL season was the 42th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1962 NFL season was the 43th regular season of the National Football League. ... This page is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... The Playoff Bowl was the colloquial name for a post-season game for third place in the NFL, played following the 1960-1969 seasons. ... The 1964 NFL season was the 45th regular season of the National Football League. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ...


Lombardi understood the race prejudice that defined his times. The 1961 Packers featured eight black players, a significant ratio for the early 1960s, when NFL rosters numbered only 33 players. Lombardi himself had been mistakenly assumed to be of Africa descent in several instances. His southern Italian complexion tanned significantly during summer training camp. In one instance, the Packers attempted to dine out while in North Carolina to play an exhibition game in against Washington; the team was denied service because the restaurant manager assumed that the head coach was a "Negro".[citation needed] The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ...


Lombardi went on to accomplish a 105-35-6 record as head coach (.750, discarding ties as was the NFL policy); and he never suffered a losing season. He led the Packers to a still-unmatched three consecutive NFL championships in 1965, 1966, and 1967; winning the first two Super Bowls. Lombardi's popularity was so great that Richard Nixon supposedly considered him as a running mate for the 1968 election, only to be reminded by an advisor that Lombardi was a Kennedy Democrat who had campaigned on behalf of Wisconsin U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (although Lombardi's wife, father and brother were Republicans).[1] The 1965 NFL season was the 46th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1966 NFL season was the 47th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Nixon redirects here. ... Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Gaylord Nelson Gaylord Anton Nelson (June 4, 1916 – July 3, 2005) was a Democratic American politician from Wisconsin. ...


The Lombardi Sweep

As coach of the Packers, Lombardi converted Notre Dame quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Paul Hornung to a full-time halfback. Lombardi designed a play for Hornung based on an old single wing concept--the right offensive linemen swept to the outside and blocked downfield (pulling guards). This was a play that he had originally developed for Gifford that would become known as the "Lombardi sweep" or "Packer power sweep." For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... Heisman redirects here. ... Paul Vernon Hornung (born December 23, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former all-around athlete who played college basketball but is best known as an American football player. ... In American and Canadian football, a single-wing formation is any offensive formation having exactly one wingback. ...


The Ice Bowl

One of the most famous games in the history of football was the NFL championship game of 1967, in which his team hosted the Dallas Cowboys in Green Bay on the last day of the year, which became known as the Ice Bowl. With sixteen seconds left in the game and down by three points, the Packers called their final time-out. It was third and goal on the Dallas one yard line. The previous two plays (44-Dive) to halfback Donny Anderson had gone for no gain. Umpire Joe Connell signals a touchdown after quarterback Bart Starr sneaks in for the game-winning score in The Ice Bowl. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Green Bay is the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... The referee signals a touchdown after quarterback Bart Starr sneaks in for the game-winning score in The Ice Bowl The Ice Bowl was the 1967 NFL Championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. ... Donny Anderson played professional football for nine years in the NFL. A halfback and punter from Texas Tech, Anderson was the first round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 1965, the seventh overall selection in the draft that included future hall-of-famers Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers. ...


Following the time out, quarterback Bart Starr ran an unplanned sneak, with center Ken Bowman and right guard Jerry Kramer taking out Dallas defensive left tackle Jethro Pugh; Starr scored the touchdown and won the game. The play (31-Wedge) actually called for Starr to hand off to Chuck Mercein, a little known fullback from Yale (brought in at midseason after being cut by the New York Giants) who had played a major part in propelling the Packers down the field on the final drive. But Starr, feeling the field was too icy and the footing too precarious, decided to keep the ball and dive in himself, surprising even his own teammates. Mercein said he raised his hands into the air as he plowed into the pile (expecting the handoff), not to signal "touchdown", but to show the officials that he was not illegally assisting Starr into the end zone. Lombardi, explaining why he had not chosen to kick a game-tying field goal, said of that play, "We gambled and we won." Two weeks later, the Packers would handily defeat the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl II, Lombardi's finale as the Green Bay head coach. Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This article is about the quarterback. ... A quarterback sneak is a play in American football in which the quarterback, upon taking the center snap, dives ahead behind the offensive line. ... Gerald Louis Kramer (b. ... Jethro Pugh(Born:July 3, 1944) is a former National Football League defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys(1965-1978). ... Charles Schley Mercein (born April 9, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former professional American football player who played running back for six seasons for the New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins and New York Jets. ... Yale redirects here. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... A field goal (formerly goal from the field) in American football and Canadian football (collectively called gridiron football) is a goal that may be scored during general play (from the field). Execution of a field goal A field goal may be scored by a placekick or the very rare drop... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Date January 14, 1968 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 13½ National anthem Grambling State University Band Coin toss Game referee Referee Jack Vest Halftime show Grambling State University Band Attendance 75,546 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers Ray...


Washington Redskins

Lombardi stepped down as head coach of the Packers following the 1967 NFL season, staying on as the team's general manager for 1968. He handed off the head coaching position to Phil Bengtson, a longtime assistant, but the Packers finished at 6-7-1 and out of the four team NFL playoffs. A restless Lombardi returned to coaching in 1969 with the Washington Redskins, where he broke a string of 14 losing seasons. The 'Skins would finish with a record of 7-5-2, significant for a number of reasons. Lombardi discovered that rookie running back Larry Brown was deaf in one ear, something that had escaped his parents, schoolteachers, and previous coaches. Lombardi had observed Brown's habit of tilting his head in one direction when listening to signals being called, and walked behind him during drills and said "Larry". When Brown did not answer, the coach asked him to take a hearing exam. Brown was fitted with a hearing aid, and with this correction he would enjoy a successful NFL career. Packers redirects here. ... The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1968 NFL season was the 49th regular season of the National Football League. ... John Phillip Bengtson (b. ... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ...


Lombardi was the first coach to get soft-bellied quarterback Sonny Jurgensen, one of the league's premier forward passers, to get into the best condition he could. He coaxed former All-Pro linebacker Sam Huff out of retirement. He even changed the team's uniform design to reflect that of the Packers, with gold and white trim along the jersey biceps, and later a gold helmet. The foundation Lombardi laid was the groundwork for Washington's early 1970s success under former L.A. Rams Coach George Allen. Lombardi had brought a winning attitude to the Nation's Capital, in the same year that the nearby University of Maryland had hired "Lefty" Driesell to coach basketball and the hapless Washington Senators named Ted Williams as manager. It marked a renaissance in sports interest in America's most transient of cities. Christian Adolph Sonny Jurgensen III (born August 23, 1934) is a famed American football quarterback in the NFL. // Jurgensen grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, attended Duke University and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 1957 NFL Draft. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... City St. ... George Herbert Allen (April 29, 1918 – December 31, 1990) was an American football coach in the NFL. // Allen was born in Detroit, Michigan, where his father, Earl Raymond Allen, was recorded in the 1920 and 1930 U. S. census records for Wayne County, Michigan as working as a chauffeur to... University of Maryland, College Park The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public coeducational university situated in suburban College Park, Maryland just outside Washington, D.C. The flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, the university is most often referred to... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ...


Illness and death

The champions of the NFL receive the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
The champions of the NFL receive the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

During the summer, the hearty Lombardi suddenly began to feel less than his vigorous self. He was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in late June 1970, weeks before training camp for his second season in Washington. Although a long-time sufferer of digestive tract problems, Lombardi had avoided going to the doctor for colonoscopies, and this delay may have hastened his illness and eventual death. He was treated at the Georgetown University Hospital, but by the time it was discovered, the cancer had rapidly spread from his colon to his liver, peritoneum, and lymph nodes. The attending oncologist described it as the most virulent case he had ever witnessed (Marannis, "When Pride Still Mattered"). He died ten weeks later on September 3, 1970 at the age of 57. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Vince Lombardi Trophy The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football Leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. ... The 1970 NFL season was the 51st regular season of the National Football League, and the first one after the AFL-NFL Merger. ... Colonoscopy is the minimally invasive endoscopic examination of the large colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. ... Georgetown University is a Jesuit private university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Bishop John Carroll founded the school in 1789, though its roots extend back to 1634. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Large intestine. ... The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body, and is an organ present in vertebrates and some other animals. ... In higher vertebrates, the peritoneum is the serous membrane that forms the lining of the abdominal cavity - it covers most of the intra-abdominal organs. ... Lymph nodes are components of the lymphatic system. ... See cancer for the biology of the disease, as well as a list of malignant diseases. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Many made long journeys to attend his funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, and hardened football veterans wept openly at the service, held on September 7th. Honorary pallbearers included Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, Willie Davis, Tony Canadeo, Wellington Mara, Dick Bourguignon, and Edward Bennett Williams. President Nixon went so far as to send a telegram of condolence signed "The People". St. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... This article is about the quarterback. ... Paul Vernon Hornung (born December 23, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former all-around athlete who played college basketball but is best known as an American football player. ... William Delford Davis was born July 24, 1934 in Lisbon, Louisiana. ... Anthony Robert Canadeo The Gray Ghost of Gonzaga (born May 5, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois, USA; died November 29, 2003 at age of 84) was a professional football halfback and quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. ... Wellington Timothy Mara (August 14, 1916 – October 25, 2005) was the co-owner and co-CEO of the NFLs New York Giants. ... Edward Bennett Williams (May 31, 1920 – August 13, 1988) was a Washington, D.C. trial attorney who owned several professional sports teams. ... Nixon redirects here. ...


Just a week after his death, the NFL's Super Bowl trophy was renamed the Vince Lombardi Trophy in his honor, first awarded after Super Bowl V. Lombardi was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame at its next induction ceremony in 1971. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Vince Lombardi Trophy The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football Leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Southeast Missouri State College Marching Golden Eagles with Anita Bryant Band Attendance 79,204 TV in... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ...


Vince Lombardi is buried next to his wife and his parents, in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Middletown Township, New Jersey. Middletown Township is a township located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Legacy

Vince Lombardi has become virtually synonymous with the NFL. This began during his career: he was featured as the face of the NFL on the cover of Time on December 22, 1962 as part of the magazine's cover story on "The Sport of the '60s". Lombardi's players were wholeheartedly devoted to him, and his emphasis on hard work and dedication endeared him to millions who admired his values. TIME redirects here. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition to Lombardi's contributions to the history of professional football, Lombardi is legendary for his coaching philosophy and motivational skills. Many of Lombardi's speeches continue to be quoted frequently today, and he is well known as being unequivocally committed to winning. One of his most famous maxims is "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing", although he did not coin the phrase and the exact words he used are disputed. "Lombardi time" is the principle that one should arrive 10-15 minutes early, or else be considered late. Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing is a well-known quote in sport. ...


Lombardi is also credited with introducing the concept of zone blocking to the NFL. In zone blocking the offensive line players block as a unit, instead of individually man-to-man, as was the norm up to that time. The running back then was expected to run toward any hole that was created. Lombardi referred to this as "running to daylight". To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Lombardi's grandson, Joe Lombardi, is an offensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints. Joe Lombardi is the current offensive assistant for the NFLs Atlanta Falcons. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference...


Honors

  • In 1967, Highland Avenue in Green Bay, home to the Packers' Lambeau Field, was renamed for Lombardi.
  • As part of the Lambeau Field renovation, a statue of Lombardi now stands on a plaza outside the stadium, in an overcoat grasping a program, as he did often on the sideline.
  • In 1972, the Green Bay School District named its new junior high school (later a middle school) "Vincent T. Lombardi Junior High (Middle) School". It is located on Green Bay's southwest side.
  • There is a Vince Lombardi Square (with a plaque dedication in the sidewalk on the square) near Sheepshead Bay Road and East 14th Street in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Also in Brooklyn, there are two places in the Bensonhurst area, which are dedicated or rehonored in Vince Lombardi's honor: P.S. 204 on 15th Avenue and 81st Street is unofficially named the Vince Lombardi Public School, and the entire Bensonhurst stretch of 16th Avenue is dedicated by the City of New York as "Vince Lombardi Boulevard."
  • The Vince Lombardi Service Area and park-and-ride is the northernmost rest area on the New Jersey Turnpike at mileposts 116E on the Eastern Spur and 115.5W on the Western Spur.
  • The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University is named in his honor.
  • The Vince Lombardi Cancer clinic at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay is named after him.
  • The Vincent T. Lombardi Center at Fordham University was named for the coach.
  • The Rotary Lombardi Award is given annually to the best college football lineman or linebacker.
  • The football field at Old Bridge High School in Old Bridge, New Jersey is called "Vince Lombardi Field". It has been called this since the 1970s.
  • Lombardi is a recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award, the highest adult award given by the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Immediately renamed following his death in September 1970, the Vince Lombardi Trophy is given to the winner of the Super Bowl annually by the NFL.

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See also

Vince Lombardi Trophy The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football Leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... The Rotary Lombardi Award is awarded annually to the best college football lineman or linebacker. ...

References

  1. ^ When Pride Still Mattered, A Life of Vince Lombardi, by David Maraniss, 1999, (ISBN 0-684-84418-4) pg 446

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Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), one of the most successful coaches in American football history, known as a great leader who inspired and motivated his players.
Lombardi coached football, basketball, and baseball at the school during his eight years there, and his football teams won numerous state titles.
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Vincent Lombardi was born on June 11, 1913 in Brooklyn to Neapolitan-born father Enrico "Harry" Lombardi (age two), a butcher, and Brooklyn-born Matilda Izzo, the daughter of a barber, whose parents had immigrated as teenagers from just east of Salerno in southern Italy.
Vince Lombardi was raised in the Sheepshead Bay area of southern Brooklyn, and attended its public schools through the eighth grade.
Lombardi was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, and a week after his death, the NFL's Super Bowl trophy was renamed the Vince Lombardi Trophy in his honor.
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