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    Re: RIP Bart Starr

    There may have been other athletes whom I admired as much as I did Bart Starr, but none I admired any more than I did him. Great QB, greater man.
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    Re: RIP Bart Starr

    As a child, Bart Starr was bigger than Unitas or any other Quarterback. His legend status he played under was bigger than any Quarterback's of the last four decades.


    When you saw a kid wearing #14, they were wearing Starr's number.

    He's the Arnold Palmer of Football for me.
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    Re: RIP Bart Starr

    Last edited by Kingspoint; 05-26-2019 at 04:57 PM.
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."

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    RIP, Mr. Starr.
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    Re: RIP Bart Starr

    Great QB who played the game with style and grace and was even better man off the field. RIP Bart Starr
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    Re: RIP Bart Starr

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    As a child, Bart Starr was bigger than Unitas or any other Quarterback. His legend status he played under was bigger than any Quarterback's of the last four decades.


    When you saw a kid wearing #14, they were wearing Starr's number.

    He's the Arnold Palmer of Football for me.
    Excuse me...#15, not #14.
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."

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    Re: RIP Bart Starr

    Bart Starr's former teammate and backup QB Zeke Bratkowski passed away on November 11, 2019, age 88. He backed up Starr during the Lombardi era, 1964-68, and famously quarterbacked Green Bay in its 1965 post season Division tiebreaker game against the Colts after Starr was knocked out of the game early; the Packers won 13-10. He and Starr were good friends. R.I.P.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    Bart Starr's former teammate and backup QB Zeke Bratkowski passed away on November 11, 2019, age 88. He backed up Starr during the Lombardi era, 1964-68, and famously quarterbacked Green Bay in its 1965 post season Division tiebreaker game against the Colts after Starr was knocked out of the game early; the Packers won 13-10. He and Starr were good friends. R.I.P.
    I can remember having this football card of Zeke. I can also remember thinking, "He is really old!"

    Sounded like Bratkowski was a good man. He knew his place on those Packer teams and was ready to perform when called upon. RIP Zeke Bratkowski.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I can remember having this football card of Zeke. I can also remember thinking, "He is really old!"

    Sounded like Bratkowski was a good man. He knew his place on those Packer teams and was ready to perform when called upon. RIP Zeke Bratkowski.



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    I had that card.
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    Re: RIP Bart Starr

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    There may have been other athletes whom I admired as much as I did Bart Starr, but none I admired any more than I did him. Great QB, greater man.
    In the backyard I was either Bart or Johnny playing QB (LOL).
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    In the backyard I was either Bart or Johnny playing QB (LOL).
    Did you have the J.C. Penny shirt with their number? I had Starr's.
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."


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