Run to Daylight!

Run to Daylight!

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by Vince Lombardi, W C. Heinz
     
 

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In the golden years of professional football, one team and one coach reigned supreme: the 1960’s Green Bay Packers, and the fiery Vince Lombardi.

Run to Daylight! is Lombardi’s own diary of a week at the helm of that magnificent club. Together with legendary sports-journalist, W.C. Heinz, Lombardi takes us from the first review of game

Overview

In the golden years of professional football, one team and one coach reigned supreme: the 1960’s Green Bay Packers, and the fiery Vince Lombardi.

Run to Daylight! is Lombardi’s own diary of a week at the helm of that magnificent club. Together with legendary sports-journalist, W.C. Heinz, Lombardi takes us from the first review of game films on Monday right through the final gun on Sunday afternoon. We see the planning, the plotting, the practice and the pain as forty-plus men come together to form that precision unit that makes for winning football. Lombardi gives us his views on life, the game, coaching, success, family, and the famed "Lombardi Sweep."

Now, in this anniversary edition, with a special foreword by David Maraniss, we are once again reminded of the passion and power behind America's greatest game. Written in W.C. Heinz’s inimitable style, Run to Daylight! is part diary, part philosophy text, part coaches manual. Here, is professional football at its best.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671682132
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
09/15/1989
Series:
Fireside Sports Classic
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Vince Lombardi was assistant coach with the New York Giants and then head coach for the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967 before becoming head coach for the Washington Redskins in 1969.

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Run to Daylight 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a 'Week In The Life Of' type of book. W.C. Heinz followed Vince and took notes on everything he did the week before this big football game (they don't mention who they're playing, but you can probably find out easily). It is written in chunks of time, although there are a lot of tangents where he'll be reminded of a person or play and go on about that. The positions mentioned in the book are named slightly different than they are today. But the writing is, for the most part, very smooth and easy to read.