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The Wit and Wisdom of Vince Lombardi

How a legendary coach used humor to help ease his players’ tensions before do-or-die football games

Vince Lombardi with an ear-to-ear grin / Credit: Green Bay Packers (

Some football coaches are all business and no funny business. The most notable is Bill Belichick, who’s as famous for his dour game face as for the six Super Bowls he’s won as head…




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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.

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