That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory (Anglais) Broché – 21 septembre 2010
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John Eisenberg's That First Season is the seldom-studied prequel to a phenomenal football career for Vince Lombardi and the Packers, drawing on exhaustive research and interviews to tell an incredible ensemble tale of a team, a town, and their leader.
The once-vaunted Green Bay Packers were a laughing stock by the late 1950s. They hadn't fielded a winning team in more than a decade and were close to losing their franchise to another city. They were in desperate need of a savior, and he arrived in a wood-paneled station wagon in the dead of winter from New York City. In a single year, Vince Lombardi—the grizzled coach who took no bull—transformed a team of underachievers into winners and resurrected a city known for its passion for sport.
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The ownership structure of the Packers was unique and there were many challenges facing the NFL team. The team is owned by the people of Green Bay, who feared the Green Bay Packers would be moved to a different city since the franchise was in jeopardy. Vince Lombardi was so strict, that he told a player he needed to lose twenty pounds or be gone. The player lost ten pounds, and although he was one of the better players, he was let go. There was no doubt who was in charge of the Green Bay Packers. The previous coach was undisciplined, didn't care about working hard, and tolerated a losing attitude.
This reviewer has really enjoyed the book and recommends That First Season to anyone who likes football and is interested in the history of the game. The book is unique because the author includes the perspectives of many people who were involved during that first season such as the players, other coaches, members of the media, and Vince Lombardi's son. It is a fascinating read to be given a view of how a very strict, extremely disciplined, organized, focused, repetitive, striving for perfection coaching style took players who were marginal at best and turned them into Hall of Famers
Story: This biography was created from a combination of several different resources. It is compiled in such a way that tells your about how Lambardi came to be the coach of the Green Bay Packers and walks you through how he whips them into shape. *STAR*
Author: I think the John Eisenberg did a fantastic job of putting all of this together and having specific plays from certain games in the book. *STAR*
Characters/Relationships: It was great to see how Lambardi interacted with everybody but also how they felt about him. *STAR*
Cleanliness: There were several choice words used throughout this book.
Overall Review: I am definitely glad that I was able to read this book. It gave me more knowledge of the Green Bay Packer history and what they are all about. It also promoted hard work and determination will get you where you want to go. I would recommend this book to anybody who loves the Green Bay Packers or enjoys reading about football games.
Being a lifelong Vermonters, I'm often asked "why a Packers fan?" It was 1955 and as kids, in my neighborhood, we played a lot of pickup games where we played as members of our chosen pro team. I chose the Packers because they were the champions year and year out back then. This book brings me back to those days, players, and one very special coach who made me proud to call the Packers mine - both then and still today.
John Eisenberg has added the person's and personalities I never knew about my heroes to round out what every Packer, if not every football fan, can appreciate about the legends of the game.
The Super Bowl trophy, after all, IS named the Lombardi Trophy.
The first season of the Packers with Vince Lombardi was capture in this book so that the average reader can get a good look at how Coach Lombardi worked at turning around the Packers program. There are some great insights and ideas for coaches and teachers as well as leaders a like that can really help. I would recomend reading it for fun and then reading it again at some point to study ideas that you believe may help you in your endevors.
Personally, I love this book and believe that any one who is involved in football in any way should read this book.