MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. Willie Davis leans back in his black reclining desk chair, trying to remember. Now 78 years old, he does this a lot, navigating the many memories filed away deep in his mind. His eyes glance up ever so slightly, as if the scene he's trying to recall is painted on the ceiling above him. And then it clicks.
The former Green Bay Packer and Hall of Fame defensive end one of the greats to ever play the position has been shaped by plenty of mantras over the years. They're written all over the book he's just released, Closing the Gap, a story of his path to excellence in football and business. He is a man of inspirational phrases.
But one mantra has built him and his business ventures into what they are today. It's something that's never too far away from his consciousness words made famous by legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi, the man he feels shaped him most in life, outside of his own mother.
"Winning is the only thing."He ...