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On this date, January 28 ...

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by weeds, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. weeds

    weeds Fiber deprived old guy.

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    1959... The Packers hired Vince Lombardi. After a few successful seasons, the Pack faced a 29-year spell without an NFL Championship. I wonder if it was his drafting that caused such a gap??
     
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  2. Curly Calhoun

    Curly Calhoun Cheesehead

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    When I took the stadium tour at Lambeau, our guide told us that Lombardi was recommended to the Pack by George Halas.

    Oh the irony...
     
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    weeds Fiber deprived old guy.

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    Story went Lombardi was having difficulty finding a HC job because he was Italian and Catholic.

    The Giants didn't want him until he beat them twice and then came around trying to get him back or so the story goes.

    I remember watching his coach's show as a kid on Green Bay's channel 2 which had very close ties to the Diocese of Green Bay. I think that might be how my Dad got tickets so much.
     
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    buggybill2003 Fan of Jimmy G

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    On THIS date in 1952 in Birmingham England, nothing happened.
     
  5. Curly Calhoun

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    Interesting article on Lombardi's hire here:


    How Vince Lombardi was hired as the Packers’ head coach

    Lombardi wanted to coach the Giants, but he tired of waiting


    https://www.bigblueview.com/nfl-pla...ead-coach-ny-giants-jim-lee-howell-tom-landry
     

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