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A tribute to Bart Starr on his 79th birthday

Packers Nation has never stopped loving Bart Starr. Even when he fell on tough times as the head coach, the fans remembered all he has given the franchise.

A few weeks ago when I read the news brief that former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr had collapsed while giving a presentation, my heart sank.

If there’s any Packer player who has come to represent what the Packers mean to the league and the fan base, it’s Bart Starr, teh 17th round draft choice who went on to lead his team to five world championships – yes, you read that right – 5 championships. Let that fact sink in a bit.

So, today on his 79th birthday, I feel so blessed to remember all of his championships, and most notably the Ice Bowl.

That said, here is a tribute to the man who made Green Bay the elite franchise that it is today.

Thanks, Bart … and happy birthday.

It’s just one play, but shows why Bart Starr was so successful:

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