Bart Starr

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  1. Bucky

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    Hall of Fame QB Bart Starr recently passed away at the age of 85. Truly a Legend and a man from another, better era of Football and America. Won 5 titles while in Green Bay with Lombardi. He will be missed.

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  2. Quiet Speed

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    RIP Bart Starr. The right man for the right team.
     
  3. white is right

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    The first thing people mention about Starr is his humbleness and class and he always had time for people at the end of the day that matters the most.

    His death signifies the Packers dynasty is heading into history as most of the early Packers of the Lombardi championship teams are now dead, it will be a sad day when they all are part of history.
     
  4. The Hock

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    Not a bad career for a 17th round draft pick who had a so-so college career.

    Pulled off the greatest quarterback sneak of all time too.

    RIP.
     
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    RIP. One of my earliest memories of pro sports was hearing about Bart Starr as a kid. I couldn't believe his name was real. I thought it had to be some kind of stage name like "Pele". What were the odds of an actual star having the name "Starr"?
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    Yep, another sports icon from America 1.0 is gone. Not many left now. RIP
     
  8. Leonardfan

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    RIP. Always tough to see a legend pass on.
     
  9. white lightning

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    R.I.P. to the legent Bart Starr. He was and always will be an inspiration to many of us from around the world. My prayers go out to his family & friends.
     
  10. sport historian

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    When it was necessary, Bart Starr would stand up to Lombardi for the other players.
     
  11. Shadowlight

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    Just a tot I remember the Packers after the ice bowl. Watching the tribute film footage of Bart the past couple of days you couldn't help but notice all of the white skill players.

    Essentially the fleet Donny Anderson and FB Jim Grabowski replaced bruising Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung. I never saw Taylor or Hornung play but I really liked Donny Anderson.

    But lanky athletic Boyd Dowler and speedster Carroll Dale were quite a WR duo. In fact deep threat Carroll Dale was probably my first favorite player ever as a tot. He had supersonic speed and had a perfect WR build at 6'2" 205. Looks like he had the makings of an Olympic sprinter.

    Bart Starr was a kind and gentle man with a very tough inner core. Do they make them like that anymore? His personal life was difficult as a son of his became addicted to drugs and eventually died. Bart would talk to his son when he was away at college every night.
     
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    American 1.0, RIP. What I find interesting is how the evil narrative creators have not taken to piling on Alabama football of 1.0 era, gave us Starr, Namath and even a guy named Gump, was it because of how the decision was made to include blacks by Bear Bryant? FTR, I generally favor the inclusion of blacks into a public institution, but seeing how it has become ruinous I might be wrong about my virtue signaling.
     
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    Starr was a quiet leader. In a time when boisterous wasn't the default mode.

    Just a look from Bart Starr probably did more than a week's worth of yelling.
     
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    Bart Starr broke my heart so many times when I was growing up. I was a huge Colts fan and especially a Johnny Unitas fan. The Colts had Ramond Berry, Jimmy Orr Tom Matte. But it was not enough as the Packers won more than they lost and it always came down to Starr taking them down the field and the Packers would pull it out. I hated him but at the same time, I admired the hell out of him. I loved pro football back in the early ' 60s through the early 70s.
     

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