For the 73,000 fans who will fill the State Farm Hard Rock Stadium in Miami (United States), where the Sunday 12 February Super Bowl 2020 will be played, the spotlight will be on the game they will play Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. The grand final players, in turn, are thrilled to have won the Lombardi wins the trophywhose name pays homage to a legendary NFL figure.
Of Italian descent despite being born in Brooklyn (New York State) in 1913, Lombardi was the famous coach who led the Green Bay Packers for nine seasons and managed to lead them to the Super Bowl title in the first two editions, played in 1967 and the next year.
“Winning Isn’t Everything, It’s the Only Thing”, “Mess Up With the Greats and You’ll Be Great”, “If You Like to Win, But Think You Can’t Win, It’s Almost a Given We’re Gonna Lose” and “The Only the place where success comes before work is the dictionary” are some of the phrases with which the remembered coach expressed his winning mentality and motivated his managers. His astonishing record in regular seasons and playoffs includes 105 wins, 35 losses and six ties.
Lombardi’s talent and extensive knowledge of American football are reflected in the film. “Any Sunday”, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino, Jamie Fox and Cameron Diaz. The theater has also taken care to highlight its legacy, through an acclaimed play performed on Broadway.
Lombardi is considered one of the best coaches in NFL history, an accolade that earned him a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was 1971, a year after his death at the age of 57 from colon cancer.
Prior to his glory with the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi was a five-year running backs coach for the New York Giants, head coach of the football team at St. Cecilia High School (in New Jersey), and offensive line coach for the New York Giants. Jersey. York Giants, West Point.
For many specialists, his best play was the “power sweep”, popularized as the “Lombard sweep”: he placed a halfback behind the guards, to launch a run outside the tackle.
Lombardi had his last heyday in the second season of the Super Bowl, when he was coach and general manager of the Packers franchise and his team won the championship by defeating Oakland 33-14. Subsequently, the Washington Redskins were the team where he made his indelible mark as head coach.
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