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Libraries across the state have not had the funds to keep collections of these materials up-to-date in printed format, so this online free resource is very welcome.
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That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory by John Eisenberg
Shelved in Current Reading and eventually in General 3rd Floor GV939.L6 E37 2009
Reviewed by James Hibbard, University Archivist
"Gentlemen," Lombardi said, "we’re going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because perfection is not attainable. But we are going to relentlessly chase it because, in the process, we will catch excellence.
He paused and stared, his eyes moving from player to player. The room was silent.
"I’m not remotely interested in being just good," he said with an intensity that startled them all.
Vince Lombardi addressing his quarterbacks in the summer of 1959.
This is just a small taste of the well-researched and written book about Vince Lombardi during the 1959 season, his first as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers football team.
One of the often stated criticisms of Lombardi and the Green Bay Packer dynasty of the 1960s is that Lombardi was lucky, that is, the Packers had the talent; they just needed a good coach. John Eisenberg’s book, That First Season, demonstrates the fallacy of that argument. Eisenberg shows that it took the football genius that was Lombardi to turn the Packers around and shape them into a winning team. Even though they did not make the playoffs, they ended up with a winning record of 7-5, and, more importantly, Lombardi made the players believe in themselves and what they could accomplish.
After reading this book, the reader will understand why the Packers, over the next eight seasons with Lombardi at the helm, played in six championship games, and won five of them.
Kay Young, Editor