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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Vince Lombardi

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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday is going to spotlight someone different than the Players of the past. This time it is the coaches turn to get a share of the spotlight and their impact on the game they coach. In this case it is the legendary Coach Vince Lombardi.

He is the dean of all coaches, he is the blueprint for which every coach is measured against especially if you dare to be great. So often the word great is tossed around on players and on coaches, win a Super Bowl and everyone is quick to anoint you the next Lombardi win two and supposedly you ‘re in his class. Not so fast.  Lombardi wrote the book on coaching and in many ways wrote rule book about play in the NFL. His impact is felt not just in Football or in the NFL but in life as a whole many books have been written about him and about his methods and his quotes that many use today to inspire themselves to be successful.

His record is one that is often recited and one that is often pointed to if you want to be a successful coach or manager. But look past the record, look at the method and the hard work that went into who Lombardi was and the fact he got the players to buy in to his way of doing things and the impact felt by the players and Football as a whole and you understand why we are here in 2015 still talking about Vince Lombardi.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights …the Legendary one and only Vince Lombardi.

Career information
College: Fordham (1934–1936)
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Win-loss record: 105-35-6
Winning ratio: .719
Playoff Record: 9-1
Overall Record: 105–35–6


  1. Christopher says:

    Whenever I think of Vince I think of him at the chalk board diagramming the power sweep “We wanna get a SEAL HERE… and a SEAL HERE… And we wanna run this play… IN THE ALLEY”

    Good blog, I like to read.


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