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When NFL men were really men...

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  1. OldVet's Avatar

    OldVet said:

    When NFL men were really men...

    Green Bay Packer star Bart Starr has passed on. Few in the game have the character of his kind. RIP, Bart.

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    LimaCharlie said:
    He was one of my heroes growing up. RIP Bart!
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  3. Shootnlead's Avatar

    Shootnlead said:
    There are many of the same character...they are just no longer celebrated.
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  4. sammeow's Avatar

    sammeow said:
    Farewell, though I hated you beating my Cowboys, I enjoyed you4 skills.
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    riverrambler said:
    RIP. Back when football was something to watch. No interest in it whatsoever any more
    I didn't attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
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    Old Man said:
    Bart Starr running behind right guard Jerry Kramer for the winning touchdown in the Ice Bowl to beat Dallas is one of my all time favorite sports memories. Bart Starr was the quintessential Southern Gentleman. I cannot fathom Bart Starr not standing for the national anthem or being involved in domestic violence.
     
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    OldVet said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Old Man View Post
    Bart Starr running behind right guard Jerry Kramer for the winning touchdown in the Ice Bowl to beat Dallas is one of my all time favorite sports memories. Bart Starr was the quintessential Southern Gentleman. I cannot fathom Bart Starr not standing for the national anthem or being involved in domestic violence.
    I cannot fathom Starr being involved in any violence--off the field!
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    OldVet said:
    Quote Originally Posted by riverrambler View Post
    RIP. Back when football was something to watch. No interest in it whatsoever any more
    I agree. Other than occasionally checking during a commercial break to see how bad the Dolphins are playing, I no longer keep track of the NFL.
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    Mike1956 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by sammeow View Post
    Farewell, though I hated you beating my Cowboys, I enjoyed you4 skills.
    He was pretty hard on my Cleveland Browns, as well.
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  10. DZUS's Avatar

    DZUS said:
    From Wiki...

    Starr has an NFL award named after him. The Bart Starr Award is given annually, by a panel of judges, to an NFL player of outstanding character.

    "Outstanding character". Sums up Bart Starr quite nicely.
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    Black Knight said:
    I graduated High School in 78 and he was one of my as a kid.