Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lombardi, the Packers and "Cubanos in Wisconsin"

Vince Lombardi was hired by The Green Bay Packers on this day in 1959.  

My brother and I fell in love with Packer football when we moved to Wisconsin.  As you can read in the book, it took us a few weeks to figure out the game but we learned fast.

We landed in Wisconsin in 1964 or in the middle of "the Lombardi run" that culminated with winning the first 2 Super Bowls.  Lombardi also won several NFL titles before the merger in 1971. 

Between that first game that we saw on TV and Super Bowl II, we caught just about every game on TV.  

I remember the famous "Ice Bowl"!    

Bart Starr was my first football hero.  I wore # 15 because of my admiration for Starr.  

We also watched the Lombardi TV show discussing the last game and looking forward to next Sunday.  I loved the films, the strategy discussions and never missed a show. 

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