Winning (1/31/14)

Super Bowl Weekend and many of us are thinking...What does it take to have a winning team...

Lee Iacocca once asked legendary football coach Vince Lombardi what it took to make a winning team. The book entitled Iacocca records Lombardi’s answer.

There are a lot of coaches with good ball clubs who know the fundamentals and have plenty of discipline but still don’t win the game. Then you come to the third ingredient: if you’re going to play together as a team, you’ve got to care for one another. You’ve got to love each other. Each player has to be thinking about the next guy and saying to himself: If I don’t block that man, Paul is going to get his legs broken. I have to do my job well in order that he can do his.

“The difference between mediocrity and greatness,” Lombardi said that night, “is the feeling those guys have for each other.”