I always read with interest whenever the N&R’s Jim Schlosser writes on a sports-related topic. I don’t know if he’s just not a sports fan or if he feels like he has to over-explain for a more general audience. Put it this way: we know Vince Lombardi is a “now a legend for his fierce temper and determinatin to win.”
That said, today’s column on the 1959 “Piedmont Bowl” between the Packers and the Redskins was great:
The Packers had won only one “Piedmont Bowl” against the ‘Skins since 1955. The team had won only one game the previous season. But that was the pre-Lombardi era. The Packers beat the Redskins in that ’59 game, 20-13, with Hornung scoring all the Packers’ points. Three of those points came on a 46-yard field goal.
They didn’t call him The Golden Boy for nothing.