Time According to Vince Lombardi

Larry SnarkvilleAnalyst IDecember 1, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 26:  The Vince Lombardi Trophy was brought in by NFL Security and put on display.  Football fans take in all the activities during the NFL Experience on January 26, 2008 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo By Domenic Centofanti/Getty Images)
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According to former Green Bay Packer great, Paul Hourning, there were two "times" when playing for coach Vince Lombardi.

Regular time versus "Lombardi Time."

Regular time was what most people followed.

Lombardi Time was always 15 minutes earlier.

And it was adhered to by winners.

If a Packer meeting was scheduled to begin at 8:00am, astute players knew to arrive and be ready to go at 7:45am.

Every time.