Vince Lombardi

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Legendary pro football coach Vince Lombardi was born on this day in 1913.  The Super Bowl Trophy is named after Lombardi, who coached the Packers to the first two Super Bowl titles and to three NFL titles before that. Despite popular belief, Lombardi never said, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”  However, he did say, “Winning isn’t everything, but making the effort to win is.”  There is a subtle but very important difference.



Keith David


Actor Keith David was born on this day in 1955 in Harlem.  His is known for roles in such films as “Platoon,” “There’s Something About Mary,” and “The Thing.”  He is also known for his part in what some describe as the greatest fight scene in movie history, brawling with Rowdy Roddy Piper in “They Live.”