Packers still set the clock for Lombardi Time
GREEN BAY, Wis. — From 1959-67, Packers coach Vince Lombardi operated 15 minutes ahead of schedule, and it worked out pretty well. As the future Pro Football Hall of Famer rose to legendary status, running 15 minutes early became affectionately known as Lombardi Time around Green Bay.
During Sunday night’s NBC telecast of the Lions-Packers game, sideline reporter Michele Tafoya revealed that Lombardi Time still rules the day in one part of Lambeau Field.
“We felt it was a unique and fitting tribute to Coach Lombardi,” Murphy said — and obviously one that will be noticed a bit more frequently by folks coming in and out of the stadium now that the story has been told on national television.
Lombardi, who coached the Packers in their Super Bowl I and II victories, also has a statue that debuted in 2003 outside of Lambeau Field.
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