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Bart Starr Passes Away....

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by Pokerbrat2000, May 26, 2019.

  1. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    Sad News!

    It is with deep sadness that we announce Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr has passed away at age 85:

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  2. Packer Fan in SD

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    Sad news indeed. Classy player and classier man. Was my childhood idol.
     
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    Truly sad news. Starr was possibly the most iconic player in franchise history.
     
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    #15 was certifiable proof that class and success are not mutually exclusive.
     
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  5. Do7

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    The greatest Packer to ever lace them up. No one matched him in passion, friendliness, and leadership. A sad day for Packer Nation. He was the embodiment of what a Packer should be. And still to this day is the standard in which every Packer should strive to be.
     
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  6. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    https://www.packers.com/news/a-message-from-the-family-of-bart-starr


     
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    buggybill2003 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Truly saddened to read this. R.I.P. Legend
     
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    R.I.P. One of the classiest men to walk this earth.

    It's because of him that we donate all of our vehicles to Rawhide.
     
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    weeds Fiber deprived old guy.

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    5 in 7 -- STILL the standard.
     
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    GBkrzygrl Cheesehead

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    Truly a sad day for Packer nation. R. I. P. Bart. Prayers for his family.
     
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  11. Zartan

    Zartan Lets Go UGF Pandas! Staff Member Moderator

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    RIP :(

    He lived a long and fulfilled life.
     
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    I’m grateful for all he gave us, on the football field and off. Classy guy. Thank you Bart. Rest well.
     
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  13. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    If there is a heaven and they play football "up there", Lombardi just got a QB that embodies just about every positive attribute of a person, on and off the football field.
     
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    Got home from church to hear the news of his death. Although the Lombardi years predate me, I am still shook up. Not because he was a Packer great, but instead he was a great person. He and Vince are now in the big gridiron in the sky discussing the next play that wins them the championship. Condolences to his family and friends.
     
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    In terms of football, I think Bart Starr's most impressive statistic is that he still holds the highest playoff passer rating of all time at 104.8. This despite that when he entered the league in 1956, the average QB passer rating was 59.6, while it was up to 92.9 in 2018. He has held on to this record even with the evolution of the NFL into a passing-friendly league, which it certainly wasn't in his era.
     
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    Legend. Part of the cast who defined what this club was and still is.

    RIP.
     
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    Zartan Lets Go UGF Pandas! Staff Member Moderator

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    Also I doubt anyone will be able to beat his playoff win % .900
     
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    RIP
     
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  19. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    Nice Tribute Video to Bart, just posted today.



    Bart's Final visit to Green Bay, was to give back....Amazing.

     
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    Always a first class individual. God bless him and his family.

    Thanks for all you did for the Packers and this community.
     
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    OldSchool101 Peerless Beer, Lacrosse WI

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    I’m sorry to hear this. My condolences to Barts family, especially his wife of 60 years, Cherry Starr.

    Memorial Day here is a time of reflection of all those who served our country. Bart served it best in his compassion for others. I’m proud to remind he’s a fellow brother in a Christ and he’s no longer in pain but he’s with our Lord.

    Bart thank you for the great memories. You’ll always be our MVP.
     
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    Quick story Bart gave 25k for the families of 9/11 just dropped a check off no media no cameras. If not for the person who took the check we would have never know he was. The best we have so few men who have that aura of greatness and kindness that's who Bart Starr was.

    Let's win this Lombardi for Bartz!
     
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    It would be incredibly impressive that he still holds that record just based on longevity alone. But it's absolutely insane that he still holds it considering the way the passing game has exploded.

    Condolences to his family.
    They don't make men like Bart Starr anymore, to our detriment.
     
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    There's should be no sadness for a long life well lived.
     
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    Bart Starr, his name said it all he was truly a STAR, really saddened by his passing been a Packer fan since 1965, and got emotional at hearing about this, RIP hope future players can look at what a class act is all about in today’s NFL......
     

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