Here’s a big surprise — former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi came in at No. 1 on ESPN’s list of the top 20 coaches.
Bill Walsh finished second.
This was pretty much a foregone conclusion because, 1. pretty much anyone who knows anything about football would say Lombardi was the best, and 2. the announcement of the top spot coincided with the 100th anniversary of Lombardi’s birth.
Lombardi, a tireless worker with exacting standards, led Green Bay to five championships in nine seasons as head coach. His Packers won the first two Super Bowls, and the trophy given to the league champion now bears his name. In his 15 seasons as an NFL assistant and head coach, his teams never had a losing season.
ESPN’s shitty video isn’t embedding for some reason, so you’ll have to go here to watch it.