Packers 100: Vince Lombardi

Posted: 3:51 PM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-05 17:49:22-04
Packers 100: Vince Lombardi

He's one of the great champions in the NFL: Vince Lombardi.

He's quite possibly the greatest coach in NFL history. Lombardi led the Green Bay Packers to 3 NFL titles and two Super Bowls.

His name adorns the trophy that every football player wants to hold. Vincent Thomas Lombardi was a winner of the highest order. 

Since his heyday back in the 1960s, football has changed dramatically, but Lombardi remains relevant as ever through the quotes and phrases he made famous:

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."

"Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”

"Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority."

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary."

"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."

Lombardi's philosophies, his mantras, have become bigger than football.  His words used by motivators, CEO's, and politicians. 

"Go out there and play this ball game like I know you can play it."

Vince Lombardi:  football coach, word smith, champion. One of Green Bay’s greatest and a key chapter in the story of the Packers 100 seasons.