Vince Lombardi Would Have Been Proud


Vince Lombardi would have loved Jason Collins, and everything about him. Collins is bright, professional, respectful, team-centric, and proud to be gay. Right in Lombardi's wheelhouse.


Long before it was fashionable, Lombardi was a champion of gay athletes, if only because he was a champion of all athletes, at least those who helped him score more touchdowns than the other guy. It didn't matter if they were white or black, or if they dated men or women or both, or if they dated interracially or not.



Long before it was fashionable, coach Vince Lombardi was a champion of gay rights.

"Like the saying goes," Susan Lombardi said by phone, "my father treated them all the same. Like dogs."


Actually, Vincent Thomas...

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