GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As the Green Bay Packers practiced Tuesday, the team was reminded of perhaps the most iconic member in the franchise's storied history. It was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vince Lombardi.
The Hall of Fame coach, who had a 98-30-4 record during his time with the Packers and led the team to three NFL championships and two Super Bowls, passed away in 1970 at the age of 57, but he's still remembered well around Lambeau Field.
"Everybody's inspired by Coach Lombardi," Mike McCarthy said. "It's important to always recognize that, particularly here in Green Bay. I think he's not only impressed upon us a sense of direction, but also the coaching profession and really society.
"It's amazing how many times his name comes up in every type of conversation, whether you're sitting at the table with a bunch of businessmen, on a golf course playing in a charity tournament, and how many things point back to Coach Lombardi's time here. You talk about a major contribution n...