Super Bowl XLVIII has created a unique opportunity for the NFL, with the Vince Lombardi trophy in New York, there is the opportunity to do a moving tribute, NFL Films style, by Lombardi's grave in the Big Apple.
That's what the superintendent of the Mount Olivet Cemetery in which Lombardi resides thinks anyway.
Ed Cardoza believes that NFL Films should do a tribute with the Lombardi trophy whilst they have the chance, and it's a desire that certainly has its merits.
After all, the former Green Bay Packers legendary coach has been the face of the NFL, showing what winning means and how you should do it at all costs. It's only right that we continue to remember him.
Lombardi once said, "Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all-the-time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while. You do them right all the time.”
Lombardi is buried in vast Mount Olivet Cemetery and superintendent Cardoza knows what the NFL should do.
“Bring the trophy here,” Cardoza said, about the championship Vince Lombardi Trophy. “It’s so close now. As far as I know, it’s never been here to his grave. On the hundredth anniversary of his birth last June, there was supposed to be a big memorial that sort of fizzled out. This would be perfect.”
At this time of year, his grave is regularly visited by NFL fans, and with the Super Bowl taking place in New York, it's sure to be even busier this week.
“We’re expecting some fans down here anyway,” Cardoza said. “I mean, what are they going to do all week?”