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May 31, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
ESPN is commemorating the life of Vince Lombardi with an hourlong special, “Lombardi's Legacy,” on June 6, at 6 p.m. PDT. That's five days before what would have been the legendary coach's 100th birthday. Host Chris Berman will be joined by Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka and Jerry Kramer. Canton-enshrined quarterback Bart Starr is also scheduled to be interviewed. All of that brings to mind a terrific, behind-the-scenes story of Lombardi from the late, great Steve Sabol, who told it to The Times a few years ago for a series on the history of NFL Films.
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January 26, 2014 | Mike DiGiovanna
Jerry Kramer used to be bitter about being snubbed by the Hall of Fame, the former Green Bay Packers guard who was an integral part of five championship teams in the 1960s vowing to stick it to the pro football shrine in Canton, Ohio, if he had the chance. "I decided early on that if they ever called, I was going to send them a statuette of my fist with a middle finger raised and tell them to put that in the Hall of Fame," Kramer, 78, said by phone from his home in Boise, Idaho. "I was angry.
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December 13, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
For much of the 1960s in the state of Wisconsin, there was a shared deity. There was the incumbent and there was Vince Lombardi. It was a time of bobby socks and crew cuts, of Edsels and Cadillacs with fish-like tail fins. Everybody smoked, drank brandy at parties, bought snow tires in October and looked forward to Friday night fish fries. Everybody also worshiped Lombardi's Green Bay Packers. As in all small pro sports markets, Wisconsin fans were both protective and paranoid about their teams.
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November 18, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Take a deep breath, Trojans Nation. The canonization of Ed Orgeron is premature. At least two games premature, to be specific. Nothing should detract from what Orgeron has done. His mop-up duty for Lane Kiffin has been spectacular. Beating Stanford on Saturday night was beyond surprising. Remember, these were basically the same players who lost to Washington State. At home. Orgeron has filled the Coliseum once again. He has his players loving their school and their team again, not to mention loving him. The night he won his first game as the new head man, beating Arizona at the Coliseum, his quarterback, Cody Kessler, told the media afterward that USC players would die for Coach O. The reaction after the victory over Stanford on the Trojans' 710 radio network Saturday night was that USC's football coaching search was over.
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January 30, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Green Bay Packer defensive tackle Ron Kostelnik, 53, who played under coach Vince Lombardi, was killed in an automobile accident in Georgetown, Ky.
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October 9, 2005
In Sean Mitchell's article on positive coaching ("How to Win All the Time," Sept. 11), he wrongly attributes the quote "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing" to Vince Lombardi. Although not everyone agrees on the quote's origins, I'm sure that it goes back at least to college football coach Red Sanders. Bill Seckler Corona
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December 23, 1997
How Six Coaching Greats Fared in Their First Pro Playoff Game 1. Don Shula, Colts: lost to Browns, 27-0. 2. Vince Lombardi, Packers: lost to Eagles, 17-13. 3. Dan Reeves, Broncos: lost to Seahawks, 31-7. 4. Bud Grant, Vikings: lost to Colts, 24-14. 5. George Allen, Rams: lost to Packers, 18-7. 6. Tom Landry, Cowboys: lost to Packers, 24-17. Source: World Features Syndicate
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October 21, 1996
Denver running back Terrell Davis took over the NFL rushing lead with his 194 yards Sunday. --49er Coach George Seifert became the fastest to reach 100 victories: 1. Seifert: 132 games 2. Vince Lombardi: 136 games 3. John Madden: 137 games 4. Don Shula: 140 games 5. Joe Gibbs: 148 games 5. Bud Grant: 148 games --Thurman Thomas set a Bills' record for career rushing yardage with 10,218. He eclipsed the mark of 10,183 held by O.J. Simpson by getting 97 yards.
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April 16, 1989
Dominic Olejniczak, former president of the Green Bay Packers Corp. and a former Green Bay mayor, died Saturday morning at his home. Olejniczak's death was stroke-related, a relative said. Olejniczak, 80, was president of the National Football League for 24 years and spent 10 years as the city's mayor. He became president of the Packers on April 28, 1958, when the team was struggling. The Packers had not had a winning record in 10 years and had just finished their worst season ever with a 1-10 record.
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September 14, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Chalk up another upset for an upstart. This one was in Philadelphia. Fordham pulled off its first win over a 1-A team since it reinstated football in 1970 when it defeated Temple, 30-29, on a 29-yard pass from Michael Nebrich to Sam Ajala with four seconds left. Temple challenged the play, saying Ajala stepped out of bounds before making the catch. The officials, though, ruled Ajala had been forced out and upheld the play. The color analyst summed up by saying, "Somewhere Vince Lombardi's smiling down.
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September 5, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
DENVER - The Baltimore Ravens are rebooted. Thirty-one other NFL teams are recommitted. And, as always, the questions are relentless: Rookie quarterbacks were all the rage last season, with a record five of them starting openers. Who are this season's stars-in-waiting? Rookie running backs. We could see big years from Cincinnati's Giovani Bernard, Denver's Montee Ball, and Green Bay's Eddie Lacy. Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell was showing a lot of promise before he was sidelined by a foot injury.
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June 1, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Mike Adams, a second-year tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has been hospitalized after being stabbed in an apparent robbery attempt Saturday morning, the team said. “We are in direct communication with both Mike and his family,” Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said in an emailed statement. “Mike is expected to make a full recovery.” The Steelers said the incident occurred in the early morning in Pittsburgh's South Side. Adams took to Twitter to let fans know that he's on the road to recovery.
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May 31, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
What happens when a board of trustees stops trusting you? Ohio State President Gordon Gee may soon find out. The university's trustees says one more verbal gaffe could cost Gee his job.  Gee has had to go on an another apology tour after another round of offensive remarks he made at a December speaking engagement. Gee made fun of Notre Dame, Catholics and the Southeastern Conference. Gee had previously offended the Polish and even the Little Sisters of the Poor.
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May 31, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
ESPN is commemorating the life of Vince Lombardi with an hourlong special, “Lombardi's Legacy,” on June 6, at 6 p.m. PDT. That's five days before what would have been the legendary coach's 100th birthday. Host Chris Berman will be joined by Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka and Jerry Kramer. Canton-enshrined quarterback Bart Starr is also scheduled to be interviewed. All of that brings to mind a terrific, behind-the-scenes story of Lombardi from the late, great Steve Sabol, who told it to The Times a few years ago for a series on the history of NFL Films.
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May 11, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
When Dean Lombardi landed his first job in the front office with an NHL franchise, he didn't purchase a house by one of the 10,000-plus lakes in Minnesota or dabble in the rental apartment market. This was the home address for a newly minted assistant general manager for six months: Met Center, Bloomington, Minn. The office of North Stars GM Jack Ferreira. "He had it made," said Ferreira, who is now a special assistant to Lombardi in Los Angeles. "There was a sofa in my office.
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February 1, 1999
One of pro football's great coaching sagas ended 31 years ago today. Vince Lombardi, wearying as coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers, resigned the coaching post, turning it over to Phil Bengston. Thirty-three months later, Lombardi was dead. In announcing his coaching retirement in 1968, Lombardi, 54, said he had just spent two vacation weeks in Florida, "taking a good, hard look at Vince Lombardi," before making his decision.
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January 5, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
Green Bay had a game. A big game. Big, big game. I needed to get in the mood. So, I went to see Vince Lombardi. I bet you thought he was dead. He isn't. Vince is very much alive, like Elvis. He is appearing Fridays and Saturdays at a place called the Two Roads Theatre, which is a 48-seat room at 4348 Tujunga Ave., in the slightly-warmer-than-Wisconsin town of Studio City. Cheeseheads welcome; call (818) 766-9381.
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September 19, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
John McKissick is in his 60th season coaching the Summerville (S.C.) High School football team. No head football coach has held the same post longer. None on any level has ever won more games (589). But McKissick, who turns 85 this month, never thinks about retirement, because of what that might bring. "Most all of my buddies my age that retired, they all passed away," McKissick says in a smooth, genteel Southern drawl. "I'm not ready yet. I've got four great-grandchildren and I want to see what's going to happen to them.
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