Lombardi was leader of men
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
In his own words
Quotes by Lombardi
"Beat your opponent where he is strongest, and you demoralize him."
"Coaches who can outline plays on a blackboard are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their players and motivate."
"Defeat is worse than death, because you have to live with defeat."
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather is a lack or will."
"Fatigue makes cowards of us all."
"Football is a game for madmen. In football, we're all mad. The perfect name for the perfect coach would be Simon Legree."
"Football is two things. It's blocking and tackling. I don't care about formations or new offenses or tricks on defense. You block and tackle better than the team you're playing, you win."
"Football teams are no different from any groups. They are good examples of success and failure, of competence and incompetence, of inspiration and dullness."
"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle, victorious."
"If I ever see one of my backs get stopped a yard from the goal line, I'll come off the bench and kick him right in the can."
"In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail."
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser."
"They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them...you show them the reasons."
"Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all-the-time thing."
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