Lombardi’s secret of victory is perfectionism and the ability of students to exert strength. Lombardi’s former student Henry Jordan said: “Lombardi always treats him very nicely with all his students. And he always knows how to activate the strengths of each student.
Another former student of Lombardi, Jerry Kramer said: “Once I made a mistake, Lombardi shouted at me:“ Hey, student focus time is 5 minutes, high school student is 3 minutes, of preschoolers are 30 seconds. And where is your concentration? ”.
Later in the locker room, he stroked my head and said if I knew how to stay focused, I would become one of the best. From that moment on, I became completely confident ”.
The progressive teacher
During his lifetime, Lombardi was famous for his viewpoint that he was more like a teacher to teach students than a coach to guide players to play. This view is expressed not only in the professional aspects.
Lombardi is addicted to cigarettes. He hissed drugs constantly at the borderline. But in 1963, he received a letter from his mother complaining that he set a bad example for people with the “chimney” image on the field. Lombardi quit smoking.
Lombardi’s Prince Lombardi Jr. said quitting smoking was Lombardi’s extraordinary effort. Because living with Lombardi is a wife who is more addicted than her husband.
Vince Lombardi’s name was engraved on the Super Bowl trophy
Lombardi also pioneered the elimination of racism in the NFL. He always treated fair white players with their black peers. Lombardi has a thorough grasp of his students: anyone who practices racial discrimination will be immediately disqualified from his team.
Lombardi also thoroughly observes a boycott of racist hotels and restaurants. In addition, Lombardi also opposes the idea of discrimination against gay players.
Unfortunately, Lombardi passed away permanently in 1970 because of colon cancer. In his honor, the Super Bowl trophy was named Vince Lombardi Trophy.