Super Bowl and Civil Rights Champions

Super Bowl and Civil Rights Champions

It seemed to me that the laughter, crossing 2,000 miles and bubbling up over 52 years, is one of the best indications of Vince Lombardi’s success as both a Super Bowl and civil rights champion. After seeing a photo of herself and Ruth Pitts as part of the “Delay of Game” exhibit at the Neville [...]

A Wisconsin sports legacy

A Wisconsin sports legacy

We've had better sports weekends here in Wisconsin. Our Badgers lost 38-13 at Michigan, our Brewers lost 4-3 to the Dodgers, and we lost a Hall of Fame Packer running back Jim Taylor, who died Saturday morning in Baton Rouge. But, here's the thing about sports and the athletes who play them: their legacy lives [...]

Like kissing your sister

Like kissing your sister

Win, lose or somewhat deflating tie, Packer games have always been excellent opportunities to celebrate family. We bring them with us to games, gather around living room televisions to watch with them, text updates, share touchdown traditions and toasts, food and frustrations, strategies and stories. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to tailgate with my husband, [...]

Coach Lombardi was a Hall of Fame GM

Coach Lombardi was a Hall of Fame GM

You could fill a library with books about legendary Packer Coach Vince Lombardi and wallpaper a stadium with his quotes. So ubiquitous are the images of him stalking the sidelines in his trench coat and fedora that children whose parents weren't even born during the Lombardi Years still dress like him for Halloween. Coach Lombardi [...]