Monday, December 24, 2012

The Legacy of Lombardi

On this Christmas Eve, we have a tribute to former Packers’ head coach Vince Lombardi, as was placed in what we assume to be all editions of Pro! magazine — the official game program at the time — the weekend of November 15, 1970. This particular scan came from the Boston Patriots vs. San Diego Chargers game at Harvard Stadium. In it, we are able to read the eulogy that QB Bart Starr gave at the funeral in New York City that previous Labor Day weekend. At the time of his death, Lombardi was the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but several of the pallbearers were from his legendary Green Bay teams of the Sixties.