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That First Season : How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory,9780547395692

That First Season : How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory

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9780547395692

ISBN10:
0547395698
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/21/2010
Publisher(s):
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Summary

When Vince Lombardi took the job of coaching the Green Bay Packers in 1959, he inherited a team that had gone from legendary to laughing stock. They hadn't fielded a winning team in over a decade and had gone 1-10-1 in the 1958 season despite having seven future Hall of Famers on the team. They were a team accustomed to losing and in desperate need of a turnaround. That First Seasonchronicles that turnaround at the hands of Lombardi, himself serving as a head coach for the first time. The Packers were a team of talented underachievers more used to lax coaching and late nights than grueling practices and curfews. Lombardi's no-bull coaching style helped hammer them into winners who operated with machine-like precision. Every football fan knows that the Packers under Lombardi were champions, butThat First Seasonshows how he did it, bringing readers the inside story of a sports dynasty.


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