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    RIP: Bart Starr, 85
     

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    The sun rose and set with him (and YA Tittle) for my dad. I spent most of my childhood Sunday afternoons in the Fall, sitting on the couch next to him rooting for the G'ints and the Packers.
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    Bart Starr was the first athlete I was enchanted with when I first started following sports in the mid '60's. Even though I was more of a baseball fan, I wore #15 in baseball because of Bart Starr.
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    He was a leader, a winner and he had the heart of a lion !
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    He was a leader, a winner and he had the heart of a lion !
    I'm glad this post eschewed the typical cliche ridden plaudits we see of our sports heroes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    I'm glad this post eschewed the typical cliche ridden plaudits we see of our sports heroes.
    ...and, of what I can tell, none of the laudators were cheeseheads. Well, until now .
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
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    I always "hated" him as a kid because he stole too much ink from my guy, Johnny U
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    I'm glad this post eschewed the typical cliche ridden plaudits we see of our sports heroes.
    Understatements here ... at least Compared with one ESPN article, which describes him as the toughest football player who ever lived.

    I didn't know much about him, but in reading a bit, I learned that he was the 200th pick in the year he was drafted into the NFL. (Even lower than Brady. ) And in skimming the Wiki page for that year's draft, I think I counted correctly that he was the ninth QB selected that year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Po View Post
    Understatements here ... at least Compared with one ESPN article, which describes him as the toughest football player who ever lived.

    I didn't know much about him, but in reading a bit, I learned that he was the 200th pick in the year he was drafted into the NFL. (Even lower than Brady. ) And in skimming the Wiki page for that year's draft, I think I counted correctly that he was the ninth QB selected that year.
    This article explains a bit on why he was drafted as low as he was:

    https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com...re/1245715001/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Po View Post
    Understatements here ... at least Compared with one ESPN article, which describes him as the toughest football player who ever lived.

    I didn't know much about him, but in reading a bit, I learned that he was the 200th pick in the year he was drafted into the NFL. (Even lower than Brady. ) And in skimming the Wiki page for that year's draft, I think I counted correctly that he was the ninth QB selected that year.
    And Lombardi later said of him, "A quarterback's job is to win games, and win titles. Bart Starr won more NFL championships than any QB (5 - before Tom Brady), and that makes him the greatest quarterback to ever play."

    May not agree with him, even in that era, where Johnny U was usually considered the GOAT, but he certainly has to be up there.
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