This is a good book for any Packers fan or a football fan. It's different than most football books in that the focus is not on the field exploits. Instead it spent a lot of time talking about the integrity, class and fairness of Lombardi's Packers. I didn't realize it before but this book makes it clear Lombardi's crusade against discrimination was a key to integration of the NFL and fair treatment of African-American players. The contrast between the integrated Packer locker room and the Dallas Cowboy locker room that Herb Adderley was traded to was shocking. The book also talked about the career and life of Dave Robinson (the first starting African American Linebacker in the NFL). The book explains the home life of Herb and Dave and shows how they were recruited for college and eventually drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Both men give huge credit to Lombardi for many things in their careers and life. A plus of this book is the comments from many of the Packer greats and NFL greats from that era about the Packers and Lombardi. The book ends up with the lawsuits by the veteran players against the players union and EA Sports for not compensating them when their images were used in video games. The lawsuits were mentioned to show how Herb Adderley still uses the integrity, class and determination Lombardi had infused his players with to still keep looking to do the right thing. It is a very good book.
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