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  1. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/packers-legend-bart-starr-passes-away-at-age-85/ Packers legend Bart Starr passes away at age 85 The Pro Football Hall of Famer passed away Sunday by John Breech @johnbreech 1 hr ago • 4 min read The NFL has lost a legend. The family of Bart Starr announced on Sunday that the former Packers quarterback passed away in Alabama on Sunday. Starr was 85. "We are saddened to note the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bart Starr," the family said in a statement. "He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014, but his most recent illness was too much to overcome. While he may always be best known for his success as the Packers quarterback for 16 years, his true legacy will always be the respectful manner in which he treated every person he met, his humble demeanor, and his generous spirit." After being selected by Green Bay during the 17th round of the 1956 NFL Draft, Starr spent 16 seasons with the Packers and helped turn them into one of the NFL's most iconic franchises. During his time in Green Bay, the Packers won a total of five NFL titles. As the starting quarterback for most of his career, not only did Starr lead the Packers to three NFL championships (1961-62, 65), but he was also named MVP of the first two Super Bowls after leading the Packers to blowout wins over the Chiefs(Super Bowl I) and the Raiders (Super Bowl II). In Super Bowl I, Starr threw two touchdown passes as the Packers rolled to a 35-10 win over Kansas City. The win in Super Bowl II was big because it ended up being Vince Lombardi's final game as coach of the Packers. Starr was nearly unstoppable in the postseason. In 10 career playoff games, Starr led the Packers to a 9-1 record while tallying a 104.8 passer rating, which is an NFL postseason record that still stands to this day. Over the course of his career, Starr led the NFL in passing five times and was named first team All-Pro in 1966 when he also took home his one and only NFL MVP award. Starr also earned a trip to four Pro Bowls. Although Starr won five titles during his career, the moment he's most known for might be the role he played in the Ice Bowl. In frigid temperatures at Lambeau Field, Starr led the Packers to a wild 21-17 win over the Cowboys in the NFL Championship. The victory wasn't clinched for the Packers until Starr scored on a quarterback sneak from one yard out with under 15 seconds left to play. You can hear Starr tell the story of that fateful play below. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977, six years after he played his final down with the Packers. Although he retired in 1971, Starr never really left Green Bay. Four years after he decided to call it quits, the Packers decided to hire him as head coach, a role he held from 1975 to 1984. Starr's career with the Packers almost got derailed before he even took a single snap. As he was heading into his junior year at the University of Alabama, Starr was the victim a brutal hazing that left him hospitalized. The injury kept Starr off the field for most of his junior and senior seasons at Alabama, which is how he fell to the 17th round in the NFL Draft. In more recent times, Starr has become a popular guy in the current Packers' locker room. During an interview in September 2018, Aaron Rodgers admitted that Starr played a big part in his development in Green Bay. "We love having the older generation around because that is what the Packers are all about," Rodgers said. "It's about the family and the organization and everybody respecting guys who played before. And Bart is that guy for me. He's a perfect example of what it means to be an incredible player but a better person. I think he's a great role model for all of us, but even more when you're a Green Bay Packer and you realize how much he's meant to this community and back home as well to the folks in Alabama." Despite suffering two strokes, a heart attack and multiple seizures in September 2014, Starr was hoping that he would be healthy enough to attend a Packers' game in person this year. Starr's family had hoped that the legend would be able to attend the team's home opener in September. "His love for all of humanity is well known, and his affection toward the residents of Alabama and of Wisconsin filled him with gratitude. He had hoped to make one last trip to Green Bay to watch the Packers this fall, but he shall forever be there in spirit." Starr will never be forgotten at Lambeau Field. Starr's name will also live on in the annals of NFL history and that's because the league gives out an award with his name on it every year that goes to the player who "best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field, and in the community." The Packers compiled a highlight video of Starr's career, which you can see below. John Breech CBS Sports Writer FOLLOW John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... FULL BIO
  2. Color me disappointed.
  3. Eff AD. He burned his bridges He's brittle We can get far more by trading him Time to move on...AD made his bed, time for him to sleep in it. I hope we trade him to Nicks for a king's ransom that will ensure mediocrity for the Nicks for the rest of AD's career there. (Bitter? Who...me?) lol.
  4. It usually takes me 1/2 a season to get used to numbers of former players being re-assigned. For the 1st few games I'll be thinking that "Being There" is Ingram.
  5. So, by that logic shouldn't all spedding camera tickets be thrown out? After all, speeding cameras film lawful drivers the entire time too.
  6. I'm so glad that the days of draft picks holding out until the last day of training camp are behind us.
  7. Now come the subscription fees for Nola.com.
  8. Okay...day 3 of the draft. Some interesting things. Josh Rosen sent packing to the Dolphins after only a year in Arizona...dude must be a complete douche. Rosen was the 10th pick in the draft last year and the Cardinals thought so much of him that they spent the 1st overall pick on a QB that is all of 5'10" on a good day...he's NOT a "Drew Brees" until he proves himself to be one. Guess there can only be one douche on the Cardinal's team and that title belongs to Kliff Kingsbury. Lol. There are some interesting options still on the board that might be there when we pick: Demarcus Christmas FSU DT (6'4" 308 lbs) - could be a good tandem with Rankins as he can play both in 3-4 and 4-3 formations. Foster Moreau LSU TE (6'4" 253 lbs) - never really got to shine at run dominated LSU until Burrow found him sometime last year (go Blue Jays!) Joe Jackson Miami DE (6'4" 275 lbs) - physical prototype NFL DE that is a bit of a sleeper who can get better with good coaching Trayveon Williams RB Texas A&M (5'8" 206 lbs) - hard to knock his productivity as an SEC back...had 3 solid years. Could always use CB depth as well.
  9. I'm fine with the pick, I somewhat question the price paid to get there. However, this FO got this team within nanoseconds of the Super Bowl and I did not. Someone might need to tell McCoy that Ingram "ain't dere no more" lol:
  10. So, we traded two 2nd round picks to move up 14 picks.
  11. This is the 1st year since I was in high school that I did not get informed on players, assess the team's needs, get a wish list, etc.,. Having said that, for sentimental reasons I'd love to see Irv Smith still there when we pick.
  12. Hence the Malcolm Brown signing?
  13. I've got no words to describe how sad I was at the news that Corky passed on. One of the original contributors here whose heart bled Black and Gold. Mother Theresa, we love all of you and I can't imagine the loss you and your entire family must be feeling.
  14. Corky was my WDZ brother. He always will be loved here as will you, MT, and your entire family. I just lost my brother-in-law a week ago and this compounds that sorrow.
  15. I'm guessing if Bridgewater leaves during the offseason, we'll get a compensatory pick back = to the one we traded for him.
  16. Steve Gleason honored for philanthropic achievement, trolls refs during acceptance speech Former Saint Steve Gleason was honored Saturday night in Atlanta at the Big Game Big Give Event held by the Giving Back Fund. By Tiffany Baptiste | February 3, 2019 at 11:11 AM CST - Updated February 3 at 2:03 PM NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Former Saint Steve Gleason was honored Saturday night in Atlanta at the Big Game Big Give Event held by the Giving Back Fund. Gleason, who attended wearing a referee shirt, accepted the philanthropic award. According to our partners at NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune, Gleason thanked the organization’s founder Marc Pollick by saying the award was a “tremendous honor” and added, “I get to wear my referee shirt, so like two weeks ago, there will be no flags thrown tonight.” The Big Game Big Give event is held annually on the night before the Super Bowl. This year’s event was hosted by Atlanta rapper and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and The Black-Eyes Peas served as the musical entertainment.
  17. This.
  18. Even the refs in the Madden game make that call: https://971theticket.radio.com/articles/even-refs-madden-19-got-pass-interference-call-against-rams-right-video
  19. I refuse to watch this Super Bowl. I may be pissing up a rope, but I'll be doing my part to ensure that the illegitimate bowl has lower than expected ratings. The quicker the NFL wises up to the fact they have a dying product, the quicker change will come.
  20. I want a compensatory top 5 1st round pick or two.