The football hero lived in the borough for a time. Do you have a Lombardi in Fair Haven story? Tell us.
You may still have Super Bowl on the brain from yesterday's game. And there's also that coveted National Football League trophy that went to the Ravens this year and is named after legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. All of these things are very well-known facts, even if you're not a sports buff. But a lesser known fact is that Lombardi called Fair Haven his home in the 1950s. Yes, it's true; and many Fair Havenites, considering the time of year, have been abuzz about it. They've been talking on the Fair Haven Facebook page. And, mixed in with the social media chatter are some more facts about Lombardi and his stint as a Fair Havenite that you may not know. "It is time to honor Fair Haven's most famous resident ever. The one…
Just like the Giants, the Vince Lombardi Trophy is a product of the Garden State.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
When you're watching the Super Bowl on Sunday night, the team that calls the Meadowlands home won't be the only New Jersey export on display. What is it? Here's a hint: It takes numerous skilled craftspeople and about four months to complete, and millions of people will have their eyes glued to it on Sunday. And it's made nearby—right here in New Jersey in Parsippany. The Vince Lombardi Trophy that will be passed around by either the New York (we know it's really New Jersey) Giants or New England Patriots after winning the game's most important contest was produced in Morris County, crafted in the Tiffany & Co. workshop. So, while you feel Jersey pride watching Big Blue's tough defense and Eli Manning-led offense, you will know that they …