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My dad was a huge Packer fan, born in Wisconsin. I remember watching some legendary nfl championship games between the Starr-led Pack against the Dallas Cowboys. 

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Fantasy-football fans, please don't get caught up in the stats again.

 

True legend, no doubt., may he RIP. :(

 

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One of my earliest football heroes. RIP.

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19 minutes ago, TPS said:

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My dad was a huge Packer fan, born in Wisconsin. I remember watching some legendary nfl championship games between the Starr-led Pack against the Dallas Cowboys. 

 

RIP Bart.  I didn't see the Packers/Cowboys championship games but enjoyed watching the Steve Sabol narrated films as a kid in the 70's.  I recall Starr scored the winning TD on a QB sneak after someone (Jerry Kramer?) blocked "massive Jethro Pugh", allowing Starr to score.

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RIP

 

Always seemed like a class act from the old videos and interviews.

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One of the greats, in every way.  Every man wanted his son to be like Bart Starr.  A winner and a gentleman. 

5 minutes ago, Ice bowl 67 said:

Tough day in the NFL today. Prayers to his family.

Our thoughts are with you and all Packer fans. 

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We only see a rare highlight and the playoff wins. Does anyone know if he was a good QB? I get the leader stuff but virtually the entire O-line and backfield is in the HOF.  I don't recall Starr being mentioned as a passer in the same era as say Unitas or Dawson. 

I am not trying to create controversy, just asking if people know how good of a QB he was?

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51 minutes ago, Haslett_Stomp said:

 

RIP Bart.  I didn't see the Packers/Cowboys championship games but enjoyed watching the Steve Sabol narrated films as a kid in the 70's.  I recall Starr scored the winning TD on a QB sneak after someone (Jerry Kramer?) blocked "massive Jethro Pugh", allowing Starr to score.

I almost mentioned that play—memorable!

4 minutes ago, Ethan in Portland said:

We only see a rare highlight and the playoff wins. Does anyone know if he was a good QB? I get the leader stuff but virtually the entire O-line and backfield is in the HOF.  I don't recall Starr being mentioned as a passer in the same era as say Unitas or Dawson. 

I am not trying to create controversy, just asking if people know how good of a QB he was?

I’d say comparable to Montana: not known for their arms, rather their smarts and clutch play. 

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12 minutes ago, TPS said:

I almost mentioned that play—memorable!

I’d say comparable to Montana: not known for their arms, rather their smarts and clutch play. 

...damn good comparison bud......WELL done............:thumbsup:

...hopefully some of Bart's decisions to try stem cell research benefit others whose options for quality of life limitations can pay dividends which he underwent after his stroke.......

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26 minutes ago, TPS said:

I almost mentioned that play—memorable!

I’d say comparable to Montana: not known for their arms, rather their smarts and clutch play. 

Bart was pretty good at the 2nd and inches bomb.

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He was my favorite player as a kid.  I drew a picture of him playing football and my uncle told me to send it to him, so I did. He wrote a brief note back along with two signed 8x10 glossies. Great, great guy. Condolences to his family.

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55 minutes ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

....poor man has been through a ton with his stroke.......an unforgettable legend......RIP Bart and thanks for the memories....

Like Jack Kemp, a winning QB in an era when class and character were just as important as talent! 

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Another awesome link to my childhood passes away.. feel very blessed to have been a kid when it was Starr , Unitas , YA..  Dandy Don  , Kemp , Blanda every sunday.. Starr class act.. obviously miss those days. 

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27 minutes ago, vorpma said:

Like Jack Kemp, a winning QB in an era when class and character were just as important as talent! 

...that is a GREAT comparison...nicely done bud.....they are together again........:thumbsup:..

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I “met” Bart Starr as a boy reading “Instant Replay” by Jerry Kramer.  Imagine those titans to a nine year old.  Starr was a Brooks Brothers navy blue blazer on that checkered plaid team of all stars and hall of famers.  Flustered, one day, in the huddle and with all eyes on him, he told a teammate what he thought of him.  He finished with “... and stick THAT in your diddy bag!”.   Starr couldn’t curse, yet he never lost the room with the biggest and baddest.  It was a different time, and I’m grateful it formed me.  Rest In Peace, Mr. Starr.

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RIP.  Football legend.  Not sure what else to say...

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One of my earliest childhood hero’s. Growing up in the 60’s, the Packers were on Buffalo tv often, because they were great and Starr was King Cool. I bought his paperback book from the school book club, read it many times. More than a legendary player, he was a truly genuine person. 

Rest In Peace, Bart. Thank you for the memories.

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