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That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory - John Eisenberg
That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory
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When Vince Lombardi took the job of coaching the Green Bay Packers in 1959, he inherited a team that had gone from legendary to laughing stock. They hadn’t fielded a winning team in over a decade and had gone 1-10-1 in the 1958 season despite having seven future Hall of Famers on the team. They... show more
When Vince Lombardi took the job of coaching the Green Bay Packers in 1959, he inherited a team that had gone from legendary to laughing stock. They hadn’t fielded a winning team in over a decade and had gone 1-10-1 in the 1958 season despite having seven future Hall of Famers on the team. They were a team accustomed to losing and in desperate need of a turnaround. That First Season chronicles that turnaround at the hands of Lombardi, himself serving as a head coach for the first time. The Packers were a team of talented underachievers more used to lax coaching and late nights than grueling practices and curfews. Lombardi’s no-bull coaching style helped hammer them into winners who operated with machine-like precision. Every football fan knows that the Packers under Lombardi were champions, but That First Season shows how he did it, bringing readers the inside story of a sports dynasty.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780618904990 (0618904999)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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4.0 That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory
“We’re starting at the beginning. Gentlemen, this is a football.” And so the story goes about Vince Lombardi and his plethora of quotable sayings. Thanks to the excellent writing of John Eisenberg, many of my misconceptions of Lombardi have been cleared up. For instance, Lombardi said this quote in ...
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