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Lombardi's final pre-game speech for the Packers

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Tecmo, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Tecmo

    Tecmo Cheesehead

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    The 4 letter network aired this yesterday. Jerry Kramer recorded the audio.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmsKIErO-q0]YouTube - Vince Lombardi's Last Super Bowl Speech to the Green Bay Packers.wmv[/ame]
     
  2. Green_Bay_Packers

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    Wow thats great :D

    I loved it!
     
  3. AllouezPackerFan

    AllouezPackerFan Section 121 Row 47

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    Awesome....gave me goosebumps. Thanks for posting!
     
  4. PackersRS

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    Thanks for posting.

    Now, is it just me who thought it was nothing major? Guess i was expecting something like his so famous phrases, but it didn't seem like it.
     
  5. Murgen

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    I think it distilled the essence of what needed to be done out there. But not something extraordinary. I think all coaches tell their players that.

    However, I think hearing it from Vince Lombardi sure does make the players believe it more so than coming from a Wade Phillips type coach.
     
  6. AllouezPackerFan

    AllouezPackerFan Section 121 Row 47

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    Lombardi is otherworldly. Anything he says carries much more weight. He is in a league of coaches that is very exclusive. John Wooden, Vince Lombardi, Red Aurbach. Its not just about winning championships either. A guy like Chuck Noll or Phil Jackson, who were and are great coaches and have won a lot of championships just don't have the presence or air about them of the guys I previously mentioned. Vince is in a league of his own.
     
  7. net

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    Anyone who lived through those times as I did remembers Vincent T. Lombardi...no one like him before or since. To hear his voice again is amazing.
     
  8. AllouezPackerFan

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    Sweet. I went to Vincent T. Lombardi Middle School. Good times.
     
  9. weeds

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    I got a heapin' helpin' of Vince's voice. He had a weekly TV show in Green Bay back in the 60's and yeah...I remember THAT voice. Just a notch below the sound of my Dad's voice.

    Still, as for the pre-game speech itself ... yeah, I thought it was pretty non-descript. I think that it may have been intended to be non-descript. Essentially saying something to the effect that "You are the World Champions. You know what you need to do. Now, go do it."

    I mean, he had a seasoned and veteran team that some argued was out-and-out OLD and washed up. Arguably, they WERE old and washed up. Lombardi though, pushed these guys to a level that no other coach could have. That became fairly evident the first season after Lombardi's retirement from coaching.
     
  10. AllouezPackerFan

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    That team was old and seasoned and did what many thought they couldn't do in the '67 season. If Lombardi had coached in '68 they might have had a better run of things. Phil Bengston was no Vince Lombardi.
     

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