The Collins Trade

There’s a famous -- and glorious -- story you’ve probably heard about Vince Lombardi. This happened after the 1963 season, a year when Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers went 11-2-1 but were beat out for the West Division title by the Chicago Bears. After the season -- as the story goes -- the Packers great center Jim Ringo decided to hire an agent to help him negotiate with his famously stingy coach. Ringo walks into the negotiations with this agent, and Lombardi says, “Um, excuse me for a moment, there’s something I have to do.” And he leaves the room for a minute.

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