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Gridiron Greats

by habituallychic

02 . 01 . 14
I took a quick trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this week and happened to walk past the Gridiron Greats exhibition.  The museum has a selection of vintage football cards on display in honor of the first ever Super Bowl played in New York. Even if you don’t like sports, I think you can appreciate the photos and quotes I’ve included from Vince Lombardi, the man after whom the Super Bowl trophy is named. 
“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” – Vince Lombardi

“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” – Vince Lombardi

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi

“There is no substitute for work.” – Vince Lombardi

“Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off of the goal.” – Vince Lombardi

“If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.” – Vince Lombardi

“Mental toughness is essential to success.” – Vince Lombardi

“Don’t succumb to excuses. Go back to the job of making the corrections and forming the habits that will make your goal possible.” – Vince Lombardi

“Leadership is based on a spiritual quality — the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.” – Vince Lombardi

“You defeat defeatism with confidence.” – Vince Lombardi

“At many a moment on many a day, I am convinced that pro football must be a game for madmen, and I must be one of them.” – Vince Lombardi

Images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  1. Karena Albert February 2, 2014 | 3:28 pm

    Great quotes by Lombardi. Everyone should be so fortunate to have a coach like him!

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  2. Karen M February 3, 2014 | 12:47 am

    Nice tribute to the game!