One of the cowboys, named Justice, impressed me with the way he could recall quotes from Vince Lombardi about winning and persistence and things like that, and I was reminded that they don’t call it the Lombardi Trophy for no reason. He was not only a great man and a great coach, but also a great motivator.
While all this discussion was going on, there was a table of ladies sitting close by. None of the ladies seemed interested in what the men were talking about until Justice said, “My favorite all time quote is ‘Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn’t do it for the individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.’ That’s got to be the best.”
Justice seemed a little choked up when he said it like it had a special significance to him. Then all the other cowboys gave him a hard time about being mushy and soft.
A pretty cowgirl named Julia, sitting at the table full of ladies must’ve overheard Justice and came over to him and said, “I recognized that quote you were just saying. That was my grand-daddy’s favorite Lombardi quote, too. He was a big, big Packers fan. Have you ever read any books about Lombardi?”
Justice said, “Yes ma’am, I have. He’s one of my heroes.”
Then she smiled and said, “I’m Julia. Why don’t we move somewhere a little more private so we can share our favorite Lombardi quotes?”
Justice’s buddies took all this in with mouths gaping as he grinned and pushed back his chair.
They both started for a table in the corner but Justice stepped back up to the bar, grinned at his buddies, and said, “I’m just gonna take my soft and mushy ass over there with that beautiful cowgirl. See you chumps later.”
One of the bartenders started laughing and said, “Gentlemen, I do believe we’ve just been schooled.”
I’ll leave you with my favorite Lombardi quote. “Confidence is contagious; so is lack of confidence.”