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Monday, June 3, 2013
'Lombardi's Legacy' special airs Thursday

By Kevin Seifert

We made the turn over the weekend, and now has entered the top half of ranking the top 20 coaches in NFL history. I don't think I'm giving anything away by promising that at least two more coaches with NFC North roots -- the Chicago Bears' George Halas and the Green Bay Packers' Vince Lombardi -- will soon take their places.

The ESPN special will feature an NFL Films-produced segment with rare audio of Vince Lombardi in action.
As part of the project, ESPN will air a "Lombardi's Legacy" special Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. It will re-air on June 11, which happens to be the 100th anniversary of Lombardi's birth as well as the final day of the ranking project.

The special will be hosted by Chris Berman and include former Bears coach/ESPN analyst Mike Ditka and former Packers guard Jerry Kramer. An interview is also scheduled with Lombardi's quarterback, Hall of Famer Bart Starr. Finally, there will be a segment produced by NFL Films with rare audio of Lombardi in action.

I'll post another reminder Thursday.

Related: NFC North Hall of Famers Curly Lambeau (No. 10) and Bud Grant (No. 15) have already been recognized in these rankings.