This Sporting Life #8


Vince Lombardi politely disagrees with the gentleman in stripes.

8 comments:

justjack said...

My father-in-law in his younger days looked just like Vince, even to the glasses. Worse; his name is Roland, but everyone calls him Rocky. Worser still; he went to a Jesuit-run boarding school, and played football with helmets without faceguards.

Was I intimidated by the old man? Ya think?

mister muleboy said...

whilst leading the Redskins [helmet on left].

Shortly before his demise. . . .

mister muleboy said...

I'm amending my Redskins comment -- it could well be a Packers helmet.

And why the f*ck do i care, you ask . . . .?

Gerard Saylor said...

The helmet looks like the stripes of a Packers helmet to me. I don't know what the older 'Skins helmets looked like.

justjack said...

According to this site, A Redskins helmet of the Lombardi regime would not have had that center strip be two-tone, but would have been solid.

So it's looking like a Packer sideline.

Greg said...

One of the most memorable NFL Films clips ever:

"Everybody's grabbing, nobody's tackling! Just grabbing. Grab, grab, grab!"

Vanwall said...

Him and Weeb, like two peas in a pod - both sharp fellers, too.

redbird said...

Just think, Joe Pa was alive back then...