A tip of the hat to the ladies of the Lombardi era

We toasted the Glory Years this weekend, a nearly decade long run during which Green Bay won two Super Bowls and three NFL titles. That this celebratory time in Green Bay occurred during the 1960's, a turbulent time in America, made the run infinitely more interesting. Led by a charismatic coach, the Packers made history [...]

Lombardi built champions and friends

Lombardi built champions and friends

Of all the lessons Coach Lombardi taught his players -- pursue excellence, never settle, honor the uniform, respect god, eat nutritionally, prepare thoroughly -- one of the richest remains this: value friendship. Honored residents of Titletown, Lombardi's Packers bonded in the singular pursuit of championships and collective respect for their coach. That kind of high-fiving, [...]

Lombardi’s defensive captain for life

When he described a true friend as someone who "advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably," William Penn might have been describing a fellow William, former Packer great Willie Davis. Davis, a Hall of Fame football player and a defensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers [...]