“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” - Vince Lombardi, NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi was the first coach to win a Super Bowl, leading the Green Bay Packers to victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in January 1967 with a score of 35 to 10. Back then, the Super Bowl was known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game, as the two leagues had not yet officially merged together. Lombardi would go on to coach the Packers to another Super Bowl success the next year, defeating the Oakland Raiders. To honor Coach Lombardi following his death in 1970, the NFL renamed the 22-inch silver World Professional Football Trophy in Vince Lombardi’s name, and teams battle every season to get their hands on it.