The Super Bowl and it's connection to the Bronx

Vince Lombardi

February 2, 2014 marks the 48th Super Bowl- the most watched event in American Television. For the first time ever, the Super Bowl will be hosted at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the home of the New York Jets and the New York Giants; which makes this all very exciting for New Yorkers.  However, what's most compelling to me, since neither the Giants nor the Jets are participating, is that the winning team gets awarded the Vince Lombardi Trophy.  

Vince Lombardi was an amazing football player and maybe an even better coach.  He coached the Green Bay Packers to winning the first two Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967. He also never had a losing season as a head coach.  

Now how is Vince Lombardi connected to the Bronx? He was a Ram- a Fordham Ram to be exact.  Not only did he play, but he also coached Fordham's Football and Basketball team.  

An exceptional talent, at an exceptional school! 

Click here to read "Vince Lombardi: a Coach for All Seasons" by Jack Clary, published in 1967 for Fordham Magazine.