Skip to comments.Bart Starr collapses at Madison conference
Posted on 12/04/2012 6:13:29 PM PST by gorush
...A spokesperson for WHEDA said Starr finished his 45 minute speech, took a long pause and collapsed near the podium. He was sitting up a few minutes later and refused further medical care.
Stupid to refuse further medical care. Sure hope he is okay. My very first favorite football player.
2nd and long...........
He was always one of my favorites.
People who never saw him play probably don’t realize just how good he was. He also played in an era where the QB called the plays and he was a master. He often fooled everyone by calling some play no one expected.
He was the MVP of the first two super bowls. He went one entire season with only 3 interceptions. You will get that many even throwing perfect passes.
He was also a Sunday school teacher. One of those rare nice guys who finish first.
I was at the Ice Bowl. One of my all time heroes.
I pray he is OK. He is the ONLY football player I have ever admired and the reason I follow the Packers when I have the rare opportunity to watch a game.
He also threw a soft ball which was easy to catch, yet he Could also throw long. I remember many times when it was 3rd and short, he would drop back and throw a bomb to a wide open receiver.
Besides, even a Hollywood agent could not come up with a better name than “Bart Starr”
Coach Lombardi told Starr that he wanted him to be the team leader. Later Lombardi just jumped all over Starr over some error. Starr later went to Lombardi and told him that if he would be leader of the team he could not have the coach treat him that way. Lombardi knew Starr was right and agreed to treat him respectably around the other players.
Starr was one of a long line of Alabama QBs. Dixie Howell of the famous Howell to Hutson duo. Joe Namath, Kenny Stabler, Scott Hunter and Jeff Rutledge. After he went to the wishbone he quit producing pro style quarterbacks so didn’t have so many in his last years.
Bryant’s last national champion QB before he died attended the same church in Dothan that we did. Steadman Shealy. Another one of those nice guys who finish first.
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You're not gonna see that every day.
I was too...I was 3/4 of the way up at one corner...when the crowd would yell I couldn’t see the field due to the vapor.
Lucky You! I was in “The Nam”. Saw a Packer game at Milwaukee County Stadium in November or December ‘68 after I got back.
Years ago I heard a caller on talk radio show tell the story of breaking down on a highway in Birmingham only to be helped by guess who? Class guy. RTR
Be healthy Bart Starr! A man from back “When Pride Still Mattered”
No way did Bart Starr vote for Obama but it is hard to pass on greatness and maybe his children did.
Bart didn’t have the arm of Unitas or Jurgenson, but he still might have been the smartest qb ever to take a snap.
Do you still have all your fingers and toes?
I’m not a football fan, but I have a lot of respect for Bart Starr - http://www.rawhide.org/home/about-rawhide/history/history.cmsx
I remember Sonny Jurgenson and his pot belly. It was sort of amusing tho I remember some pretty smart people saying he was the best pure passer of anyone, at least at the time.
Joe Willy was the best college qb ever.....just pure art
The best backfield EVER: The Packer’s Bart Starr, Jimmy Taylor and Paul Hornung.
Don’t forget Elijah Pitts.
Jim Taylor seemed to me the best I have seen at simply running over tacklers.