Few sports figures have taken Wisconsin, or the nation, more by storm than Vince Lombardi did from 1959 until his death in 1970. The Lombardi Era in Green Bay has gone down as a golden era in pro football history.
Lombardi's teams had a 89-29-4 record and won the first two Super Bowls, but he became more than a football coach. His tough love philosophy became part of education and business techniques.
Like Curly Lambeau, the other Packers' legend, Lombardi ended up going to the Washington Redskins after his years in Green Bay. While with the Skins, he was diagnosed with cancer. He died on July 3, 1970.