Friday, June 11, 2010

Vince Lombardi and winning

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

"Winning isn't everything - but wanting to win is."

- Vince Lombardi

Yes, Sixteeners, you read that correctly. The late great football coach Vince Lombardi did not say "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." His words have been commonly misquoted. If you read the two quotes carefully, there is a big difference between what Lombardi actually said and what has been attributed to him. Lombardi obviously believed that the desire to win is everything.

Vincent Thomas Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, was born in Brooklyn, New York on this day in 1913.


The Blue Jays were able to salvage one game in their series with the Tampa Bay Rays. They won by a score of 3-1 last night. Brett Cecil pitched a good game. The Jays were really drubbed in the first two games. They were outscored by an embarrassing total of 19-1 in those two games.

The FIFA World Cup begins in South Africa. The sport that we in North America call soccer, has also been called "the beautiful game." Congratulations to South Africa. I hope the tournament is a spectacular celebration of the game.

I'm disappointed there will not be a team there wearing the maple leaf emblem. The first and only time Canada qualified for the World Cup was in 1986 when it was held in Mexico. Pity we haven't qualified since then . . .

- Joanne