Packers to honor Bart Starr this season

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The Packers will honor one of their all-time greats this season.

Quarterback Bart Starr, a Half of Famer and two-time Super Bowl MVP who would later coach the team, died last month. According to the Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers could announce as soon as Friday plans for celebrating Starr’s life.

CEO Mark Murphy said last week that a celebration will be planned in connection with “an early home game” in 2019. The commemoration could be in the form of a halftime ceremony, a Saturday event, or both.

A public memorial for Starr will be held at Samford University in Birmingham tomorrow. Earlier this week, current Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he recently attended a private memorial, along with former Packers quarterback Brett Favre.

Rodgers told reporters that Favre read a humorous letter from Starr regarding the way that Favre was wearing his hat on the sideline at games. Favre said in the aftermath of Starr’s passing that Favre received a letter from Starr after every game.

18 responses to “Packers to honor Bart Starr this season

  1. It is such a shame that Favre’s separation has cost him a chance of having the same type of great legacy.

    But I suppose I should expect no less from a man Lombardi molded, in comparison to the divas of today.

  2. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    June 7, 2019 at 11:19 am
    From all accounts, Starr was one of the great gentlemen in sports. His character and legacy are deserving of whatever honor he is given.
    The only thing I really hate about the trash talking here is the sheer volume of it. Same garbage repeated over and over again. But I can appreciate it when you make a decent, civil comment. +1 to you.

    And Starr is one of the classiest players to ever play in the NFL. I know times have changed a great deal, but everyone today could still learn something from him. He will be missed by all he came into contact with.

  3. Finished playing way back in 1971- which in Green Bay was a good 4 or 5 starting QBs ago.

  4. Maybe its cause I’m old, but when I think of the great Packer players, even though there are plenty to choose from, Bart Starr is always the first that comes to mind. All the recognition is well deserved.

  5. Starr is STILL the highest rated passer in NFL post season history. 9-1 record in the post season. Helped thousands of young boys at the Rawhide ranch. Without a doubt one the greatest winners and more importantly humans in NFL history.

    RIP Bart!!

  6. Please do the right thing and DO NOT dedicate your season to him. He deserves better than that. The Pack will be lucky to be 5-11 this year. Hopefully they will do better in next years draft with a high pick.

  7. As an old Baltimore Colts fan I remember some great duels between Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas. To my great disappointment Starr came out on top most of the time. Great player – better person.

  8. I was a kid and saw Bart in a super club. I walked up and asked for an autograph. A couple of men tried to shoosh me away. Bart then insisted I get an autograph.

  9. The Packers will be honoring the life and legacy of Bart Starr with several celebrations and a 250,000 impact grant to the Bart and Cherry Starr Foundation.

    The celebrations will take place over the course of the home opener weekend and will include a halftime program and ceremony.

    The Packers will also wear a Number 15 decal on their helmets to pay tribute to Starr for the duration of the 2019 season.



  10. purpleguy says:
    June 7, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Maybe its cause I’m old, but when I think of the great Packer players, even though there are plenty to choose from, Bart Starr is always the first that comes to mind. All the recognition is well deserved.


    Yeah, me too…and I guarantee you that it’s because we’re old. Then again, we’ve had the privilege of watching the Starrs, the Bill Browns, the Alan Pages, the Paul Krauses, Yarys, Ellers and Jerry Kramers … PLUS all of the guys and then some who the young folks have also seen play.

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