The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, June 11, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2006 with 203 to follow.
By United Press International

Green Bay Packers fire Mike Sherman

GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers Monday fired head coach Mike Sherman a day after the NFL team finished its worst season since 1991 going 4-12.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2005 with 203 to follow.
By United Press International

NFL: New England 24, Philadelphia 21

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots won their third Super Bowl title in four years Sunday with a 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Lombardi semifinalists named

HOUSTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Twelve semifinalists have been named for the Lombardi Award, given to the top lineman in college football each year.

Feature: How to be like Walt

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Orlando Magic Vice President Pat Williams has written another book in his "How to Be Like" series, this one an examination of the late entertainment legend Walt
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 11, the 163rd day of 2004 with 203 to follow.
By United Press International

Former Fordham star Conroy dead at 95

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- John Patrick Conroy, a member of the original "Seven Blocks of Granite" at Fordham, has died at his home in Portland, Maine.

Former NIT director dead at 87

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- Peter Carlesimo, former executive director of the National Invitation Tournament, died Sunday at his home in New Jersey. He was 87.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2003 with 203 to follow.
By United Press International

Tampa turns out for Super Bowl champs

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of exuberant Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans lined downtown streets Tuesday to get a glimpse of their heroes as they paraded by.

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A roundup of top sports stories.

Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The National Football League's No. 1 defense dominated both early and late Sunday night, turning a franchise that once was considered the worst of all time into

Super Bowl coaches anxious for kickoff

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The coach of the Oakland Raiders said Friday he did not have a clue what to expect when his team plays in the Super Bowl Sunday.
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Vince Lombardi
SBP98012515- 25 JANUARY 1998 - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA: John Elway lifts the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Broncos win Superbowl XXXII, January 25. UPI ts/Mickey Pfleger

Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was an American football coach. He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s. The National Football League's Super Bowl trophy is named in his honor.

Lombardi played football at St. Francis Preparatory School, and later Fordham University. He began coaching as an assistant and later as a head coach at St. Cecilia High School. He would later become an assistant coach at Fordham University, the U.S. Military Academy, and the New York Giants before becoming a head coach for the Green Bay Packers from 1959–67 and the Washington Redskins in 1969.

Lombardi was born in Brooklyn to Italian-born father Enrico "Harry" Lombardi, a butcher, and Brooklyn-born Matilda Izzo, the daughter of a barber, whose parents had immigrated as teenagers from just east of Salerno in southern Italy. Vince Lombardi was raised in the Sheepshead Bay area of southern Brooklyn and attended its public schools through the eighth grade. As a child, Vince Lombardi helped his father at his meat cutting business, but Vince grew to hate doing so.

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