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Lombardi and JFK

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Robert Mason, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Robert Mason

    Robert Mason Cheesehead

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    I guess everyone has heard the story of how Lombardi had JFK's personal phone number and called him to get some key players out of military duty for a few days to play in key games. What I would like to know is how Lombardi and JFK came together. Anyone know ?
     
  2. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    I think he got his number from August Reimer. ;)
     
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  3. El Guapo

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    They both had a "relationship" with Marilyn???
     
  4. easyk83

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    Jackie met Saint Vince while he was campaigning in Wisconsin during the 1960 election. Although it didnt carry much weight with the public at the time Saint Vince endorsed JFK and the two became good friends, doubtless that that friendship brought the good lord's favor to Kennedy's electoral prospects.
     
  5. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    Seriously, here’s the first result of a google search “JFK Lombardi”: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on...en-john-f-kennedy-vince-lombardi-were-friends
    If you are interested in the history of the Lombardi Packers, I suggest you read, “When Pride Still Mattered” by David Maraniss.
     
  6. weeds

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    NICE SHOT! :sneaky:
     
  7. XPack

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    Just read this for a second time last week. What a book!
     
  8. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I liked it too. There is lots of info in it that one wouldn't normally know about Lombardi.
     
  9. XPack

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    Yes, Anyone who calls themselves a Packer fan should have read the trilogy, imo.

    When Pride Still Mattered
    That First Season
    Instant Replay

    in that order ;)
     
  10. Croak

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    Oooh, I haven't read "That First Season". My bad. Got to look it up.
     
  11. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    But I have read; "Bart Starr; America's Quarterback and the Rise of the National Football League."
     
  12. Packerlifer

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    I would add RUN TO DAYLIGHT.
     
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  13. Packerlifer

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    The story for years has been that Nixon was considering Lombardi for his vice presidential running mate in 1968; until he found out the Coach was a Kennedy Democrat.
     

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