Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Lombardi’s Office — 1963
The blog updates have been infrequent of late, but here’s one for today... a nice shot of something we’ve rarely seen. It is coach Vince Lombardi’s office in 1963. As the original caption reads: “Coach Vince Lombardi sits at his desk in his spacious office in the Packers’ new $175,000 administration building in September 1963.”
Unless you were a player of that era coming in to ask for a raise (a frightening situation, according to many accounts) or an employee of the team, chances are you’ve never seen this office. When the old administration building was torn down in 2002, then head coach/GM Mike Sherman had the door frame of Lombardi’s office installed in the new building — as the doorway of the head coach’s office.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives