Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi was not just a giant in professional sports. He also gave many inspirational talks to business and civic groups during his tenure (1959-1968) in Green Bay. Who hasn’t seen the NFL Films clip of Lombardi on the sidelines, chiding his players with another famous quote: “What the hell is goin on out there?”
Lombardi seemed a natural to kick off our “Treasured Wisdom” series, which combines historic images with timeless quotes. He proved his saying, “Leaders are made, they are not born,” many times in Green Bay. These great photographs and memorable thoughts might just nudge you into considering your own history. Who’s notable in your past? It’s never too soon, or too late, to get started on family history.
The image that serves as the backdrop for Lombardi’s quote shows the 1947 Mauston High School Bluegold football team, which won a conference championship in central Wisconsin. We might just be a bit partial to ol’ No. 72.
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