"Commitment To Excellence"
I Searched For Glory... And Did Not See.
I Searched For Victory... And Victory Eluded Me.
I Searched For TEAMWORK And Found All Three!
"If At The End Of The Play, The Man You Blocked Is Still Standing, There's Room For Improvement"
"If You Score, You May Win But If They Don't Score, You Can't Lose"
Text on the Southwest corner of Memorial Stadium, Nebraska.
Jerry Kramer on the Agony Of Up-Downs (Grass Drills)
as Adminstered by Vince Lombardi
You try to block out all the pain, all the gasping breaths, block it all out of your mind
and function as an automatation. Just up and down and up and down and move and keep moving
and when you feel like you can't get up, like you can't possibly make it, then you've got
to get up. You've got to make it. You've got to think, "Get up." We did 70 up-downs this
morning, and the only thing that kept me going was that I looked around and saw some of the other guys my age looking worse than me. Then I figured I wasn't going to die. We've never had anybody die during grass drills, but we had a rookie a few years ago who really could'nt bear the pain. "What do you do to stay in shape Krammer?" he asked me. "I can't take it." said the rookie. "you just have to push yourself kid", I said. "If you get a little pain, you just can't think about it. Keep on going. Don't stop.""But, man," he said, "I see visions out there.""what do you mean, visions?" I said. "Visions, man,"he said, "I see people walking around in the air." He got cut a few days later.
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