Lombardi's Left Side

Lombardi's Left Side

Lombardi's Left Side

Winning was not the only thing. Something more important than winning football games occurred during the Lombardi Dynasty. Vince Lombardis Green Bay Packers ushered the National Football League to the forefront of American sports popularity during a racially explosive time, proving that teamwork transcended the color barrier. Along the way to greatness, Lombardis team demonstrated to the NFL, to America, what football looked like in the modern era: blacks and whites working together to win. And win they did. The Green Bay Packers can tell one of the greatest sports stories our nation has ever seen: five World Championships, including three in a row. No team has been able to win three straight World titles since the great Packers squads. With 40 years of reflection, how Lombardis Dynasty occurred is much more important than we knew back then. They won championships because of the character of the players. The task was daunting and the results historical. With a collection of competent people, Lombardi pushed, pulled, tugged and led Green Bay and the NFL into the modern era. Very little has been written about the defensive side of the ball and because of the attrition of the Packer...

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