Man buys Vince Lombardi jacket for 58 cents at Goodwill

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  1. markluke

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-s...--20-000-vince-lombardi-jacket-180718701.html

    Check your closet, friend ... if you've ever shopped at Goodwill, you might just have a famous artifact of clothing hanging there.


    Sean McAvoy of Knoxville, Tenn. was shopping in an Asheville, N.C. Goodwill store when he came across a tattered old West Point jacket. He bought it for 58 cents, intending to sell it at his own vintage clothing store.

    But McAvoy happened to be watching a documentary on the legendary coach Vince Lombardi, the man for whom the Super Bowl winners' trophy is named, and noticed that Lombardi was sporting a jacket just like the one he'd bought. His wife checked the jacket, and lo and behold, there was a nametag that read "Lombardi" within.

    The jacket came from Lombardi's time at West Point, his final coaching stop before jumping to the NFL. As the auction listing notes: "Serving as assistant to veteran head coach Earl 'Colonel Red' Blaik, Lombardi inherited his mentor's focus on repetition and execution that formed the basis for the iconic leader's personal mantra: 'Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.'"
     
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    If one is Gennaro, is the other Vince? Can't tell them apart.
     
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    Vince is buried 10 minutes from my house in N.J.
     
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    So when does the "Goodwill pickers show" start? You just know it's coming now.
     
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    Is Vince Lombardi the guy who molested those kids at penn state?


    EDIT: nvm that was Joe paterno. carry on
     
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    I hit Goodwill for furniture, wooden/glass, shit that I can rebuild, not couches. I have a few gems that I resurfaced and a show could be made off this.
     
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    I don't know why I thought of this but I feel really bad because I was so convinced they were gay.
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    If you only knew where all or a lot of the good donations go out the back door.