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Bart Starr talks Aaron Rodgers & Vince Lombardi

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Bart Starr talks Aaron Rodgers & Vince Lombardi

Legendary Packer Quarterback Bart Starr on Current Quarterback Aaron Rodgers today at the Bart Starr Superbowl Breakfast:

Bart Starr talking about what he told Vince Lombardi before he ran the Quarterback Sneak to Win the Ice Bowl:

Check out our photos from the Bart Starr Superbowl Breakfast!

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MarkinMadison's picture

Homer had a stats guru on the air today who mentioned Bart Starr as one of the greatest quarterbacks. He described Starr as the orginal ball control qb. It's really hard to appreciate the play of someone who retired before many of us were born. And in Farve's heyday most everyone seemed convinced that Farve was clearly better. Here's a list of accomplishments compiled by someone more informed than I in 2008:

1) Five NFL championships, the most ever
2) All-time leader in career postseason passer rating
3) Only QB to win three consecutive NFL championships
4) Led the NFL five times in passer rating
5) An MVP award
6) Two-time Super Bowl MVP
7) Eight consecutive playoff wins
8) Eighth all-time in career yards per attempt
9) Career rushing average of 5.3 yards per carry
10) One of only three QB’s to lead team on last minute championship-winning TD drive

Lynn Dickey 12's picture

Bart Starr is the man himself. 9-1 in the playoffs. His understated personality and the fact that he played in a town not noted as a major media center prevented his greatness from being widely known...unlike Broadway Joe, whose less-than-spectacular productivity is known by all to this day.

MdPackfan's picture

I was mere lad when Bart played but I remember vividly the Ice Bowl and the timeout that's described here. My father and I were on the edge of our seats - more specifically he was, I was sitting on the floor in front of the tube - knowing the magnitude of the call.
Not too long after the Packers had won it all, said father was taking a flight to Green Bay for a job interview. My mom was with him and as they got comfy in their seats, she leaned over and said to him, "Look, Bart Starr just boarded"!
Not long into the flight dad went to his seat and introduced himself and Bart asked him to join him. He recalled how gracious he was and how eager he was to talk football with a Packer fan.
A couple of weeks passed by and a large manilla envelope showed up, handwritten-address, to me. It contained a glossy 8x10 (b+w, of course) inscribed by the man himself - "To Mike-
Best Wishes, Bart Starr"
I had trouble deciding who my favorite Packer was - Nitschke, Wood, Robinson, Taylor or Bart. The photo tipped the scales in Bart's favor.
Now current Packers, let's go win another Lombardi Trophy!

MOPAK65's picture

I was just a boy when Mr. Starr led the Pack but I always remember the many times when in 3rd down situations all he did was convert! He always seemed to call the right play at the right time; always had a handle on the flow of the game. He was Mr. Cool in pressure moments. Aaron Rogers reminds me so much of Bart Starr because of his poise and quiet determination. Packer fans rejoice! We have another great QB to lead our Pack to many victories and championships in the coming future!

mjack's picture

Just another story about a classy gentleman and a great player Bart Starr. In 1961 I was 13 aand captain of my eight grade basketball team. Mr Starr spoke at the banquest and sat next to me at the head table. The had just recently beat the Giants for their 1st modern championship. All he wanted to talk about was our team and my school work etc. Granted I was only 13 but he really impressed me and has never let me down.

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