Run to Daylight!: Vince Lombardi's Diary of One Week with the Green Bay Packers (Paperback)
Vince Lombardi's Diary of One Week with the Green Bay Packers
Simon & Schuster, 9781476767178, 237pp.
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
In the golden years of professional football, one team and one coach reigned supreme: the 1960s 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.
About 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. W.C. Heinz was the acclaimed sportswriter and author of The Professional, The Surgeon, Emergency, and Once I Heard the Cheers. He was also co-author of Run to Daylight! and MASH, the book on which the Emmy Award winning television show of the same name was based.