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Lombardi grave story

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Poppa San, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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  2. XPack

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    Walk down the memory lane!
     
  3. AKCheese

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    Today is the 57 Anniversary of signing Lombardi to coach the Packers. Should be a state holiday!!!
     
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  4. TJV

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    One of my favorite little-known stories about Lombardi is about his success as the basketball coach at St. Celilia's. Since he never played it and never coached it previously he went to the library to check out books on the subject of coaching BB. His teams won 65% of their games and won a state championship. And then there's this from the 'ripples in the pond' version of a coaching tree:
    From the link in the OP.
     
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  5. Twiddlemylobes

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    Pretty neat
     
  6. weeds

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    Good link. Thanks.

    I'm actually commenting on your avatar. The trophy that I too was convinced was the actual trophy given to the Pack after the first "Super Bowl". Then, you see the picture of Rozelle handing Lombardi the now-known-as-Lombardi Trophy further down in the story you link to.

    Of course, the Packer Hall has duplicate trophies in it, the originals are in the executive offices from what I understand...but that FIRST trophy...also on display in the Packer Hall contained in your avatar -- I can't find a real link to the story of that trophy. You have anything on that?

    I also noted at the refurbished Hall of Fame that they have replicas of the Ed Thorp Trophies --they have to be replicas just wayyyyy tooooo shiny silver -- on a display in the same room as the Lombardis which was really cool ... but, they only have 8 Thorp Trophies displayed as I recall counting ...
     
  7. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    I took the picture while the Packers HOF was being rebuilt during the most recent upgrade. Selected portions were moved to the Neville Museum downtown GB for the duration. I don't know much more that that about this trophy. I do know the Vikings were last in possession of the 60's era NFL title trophy. It was a traveling trophy that they "misplaced."
     
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    It's apparent that losing the Thorp trophy condemned the Vikings franchise to eternal losing....
     

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