Whether you watched this year’s Super Bowl for the game, the commercials, or both, you probably couldn’t help reacting to one particular pregame moment where legendary Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi was depicted giving an inspirational speech. Portrayed by an actor and using visual effects, the video depicted Lombardi, who passed away in 1970, walking through various scenes of life in our country and interacting with various individuals as we hear words that basically combine many of his most moving speeches for which he was known. Much of it was a moving and poignant reminder of the courage and resilience our nation has exhibited in facing the unprecedented challenges of the past year. But what resonated most for us was the final line: “Because it’s not whether we get knocked down, but whether we get back up, as one.” Our mission here at Project 99 is to ensure we keep getting back up together always, as one.
If you didn’t get a chance to see the video, we’ve posted it below for you.