A Look Back at How Vince Lombardi Launched a Dynasty

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That Great First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set it on the Path to Glory by John Eisenberg
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009
ISBN 13: 978-0-618-90499-0
Much has been written about Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers dynasty of the 1960’s, but John Eisenberg’s book is the first to provide details about Vince Lombardi’s first season with the Green Bay Packers.
When Lombardi took over as head coach, Green Bay was a losing team with a culture of losing, and even quitting during games. He was starting at ground zero with a group of players who were used to and even accepted losing. Once a team establishes a culture of losing, it is extremely difficult to break it out of that cycle. Losing becomes a habit and it becomes the norm.
But this was not acceptable to Vince Lombardi. 
After taking over the head coaching duties prior to the 1959 season, Lombardi wondered what he had gotten into after wa...

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