Tips from a Lombardi legend to bring that trophy home

Tips from a Lombardi legend to bring that trophy home

If you want some insight into what it’s like to play for a 13-3 team heading into the last round of the playoffs, ask a guy who’s been there. NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley knows all about magical seasons. Just a second-year guy in 1962, he played a key role on what some [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

This first round pick signed his contract in a parking lot

This first round pick signed his contract in a parking lot

In marked contrast to all the hoopla surrounding the modern NFL draft, Herb Adderley signed his first NFL contract on the hood of a car in an unfamiliar parking lot. The Packers' No. 1 pick in the 1961 draft, Adderley, then 21-years old, negotiated his contract alone. Though the draft took place in Philadelphia, Adderley's [...]