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Legendary Packers Quarterback Bart Starr Dies At Age 85

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Posted By: john56, 5/26/2019 2:28:09 PM

The quarterback who guided the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships and was as popular as any figure in franchise history has died. Bart Starr, who served as the extension of coach Vince Lombardi on the field during the Packers’ glory days of the 1960s, has died, his family said Sunday He was 85.


RIP, Bart Starr. Enjoy your trip to that great heavenly Lanbeau Field.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: 671978 5/26/2019 2:34:16 PM (No. 84665)
A great quarterback!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JayD 5/26/2019 3:02:02 PM (No. 84682)
My personal model as I was growing up. I can't think of anyone else quite like Bart Starr. RIP hero.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 5/26/2019 3:43:28 PM (No. 84699)
I remember Bart Starr during my childhood. I always thought of him as a good person, RIP Bart. The NFL needs many more like him, especially today.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: 49 Ford 5/26/2019 4:28:49 PM (No. 84723)
He broke my heart in the Ice Bowl game, but always struck me as a fine and gracious gentleman. RIP, and sincere condolences to his family.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 5/26/2019 4:30:51 PM (No. 84726)
Rest in peace, Bart. One of my very few sports 'heroes'. I haven't cared much about football at all since he quit playing.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: panther361 5/26/2019 5:19:18 PM (No. 84752)
My dad's favorite. In the sixties I would take Johnny Unitas of the Baltimore Colts for the sake of contest. That was football.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: franq 5/26/2019 6:40:08 PM (No. 84797)
I followed the Packers and Steelers (my home team) for many years. Since the SJW movement, my interest has dwindled to almost nothing. Rich jocks, black and white, beating girlfriends and shacking up, only people like Philip Rivers remain as any kind of salt in that rotting sport. Add in the ruinous amount of commercials, booth reviews, and pass plays...There are many other ways I now spend my time.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Italiano 5/26/2019 6:47:32 PM (No. 84801)
RIP Bart. Can you imagine Vince Lombardi (or George Halas, Paul Brown, et. al.) trying to coach the prima donnas and criminals in today's NFL?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 5/26/2019 8:09:38 PM (No. 84829)
Bart was one of the greats and nothing like the NFL produces today. #MeToo, #7. Terry Bradshaw and the gang turned many a Sunday afternoon from imminent disaster to glorious victory for me. Can't get that excited any more.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 5/27/2019 6:53:21 AM (No. 84965)
Bart Star was my guy growing up in the 60's! I lived in Iowa and had the Vikings, Bears and Packers to cheer for. Starr was always such a class act and always won when he got the opportunity. Loved him. His gentle sole and brilliant skills and mind will be missed! RIP Sir!
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