The Lombardi Legacy included gifts for the ladies

My mom was just 23-years old when she walked up to the local drugstore in Cincinnati, Ohio and asked her friend the soda jerk for a copy of Life Magazine. "Why do you want to read Life Magazine?" he teased. "I think I'm in it," she said. They opened the January 1962 issue and there [...]

The NFL career that nearly wasn’t

Just 20 years old when the Packers offered him a contract in 1960, my dad needed a parental signature to launch his NFL career. That took some convincing. My grandma, Julie Kostelnik, worried her young son would get hurt and she initially refused to sign. As Phil Bengston, reporters, Dad and his college girlfriend Peggy [...]