Bart Starr has died

Crimson1967

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Nov 22, 2011
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Just saw it reported on the Packers’ Facebook page.


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BoSox Tider

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Bart was the reason I became a Tide fan. I was a pro fan before I was a college fan, and I was an absolute Packer nut during the Lombardi era. Still have vivid memories of the 67 Ice Bowl and the first 2 Super Bowls. A very sad day indeed. RIP Bart. A true class act.
 

bamacpa

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A very gracious man indeed. Tide and Tiger fans have opportunity to be kind to one another today.
 

Tideflyer

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Dec 14, 2011
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Obviously there's no perfect man, but was there EVER anything that was in any way negative said about this man? If there was I never saw or heard it . Great gentleman. Proud that he is one of ours. RIP Mr. Starr.
 

GrayTide

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Nov 15, 2005
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I was fortunate enough to be with him on two occasions, both times I addressed him as Mr. Starr, to which he replied, "call me Bart". A great man who was humble and truly a source of pride and love for the state and the University. RIP, Bart.
 

Tide Rev

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Bart was from my hometown. I knew about Bart before Joe Namath so I would say Bart was my first Bama hero. I always wanted to wear #15 out of honor to him when I played sports but never got the opportunity. Great man and a great loss for the state of Alabama, the NFL/Green Bay community.
 

CB4

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Aug 8, 2011
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Birmingham, AL
I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Starr many, many years ago in a hotel elevator in south Florida. I introduced myself and told him I was from Birmingham.

We chatted and made small talk for about five minutes in the lobby. Not a pretentious bone in his body.

He shook my hand, winked at me and gave a “Roll Tide” as he walked away.

What a kind and gracious man.
 

Crimson1967

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Nov 22, 2011
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I was fortunate enough to be with him on two occasions, both times I addressed him as Mr. Starr, to which he replied, "call me Bart". A great man who was humble and truly a source of pride and love for the state and the University. RIP, Bart.
He was a guest on Birmingham talk shows a number of times. Fans would call in and many would address him as Coach Starr or Mr. Starr. This would embarrass the heck out of him and he would insist on being called Bart.


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Alanbama27

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I too was fortunate enough to meet him in 1995 or 1996. I was going to a friends house in Riverchase (where we live now) and made a wrong turn and ended up in a culdesac with 2 or three large homes. In the middle of the culdesac was a natural area with large shrubs, small trees and flowers and someone doing some work. I said “excuse me but I’m lost” and the man turns around and it’s Bart Starr. Like an idiot I said “you’re Bart Starr”! He said well yes I am. Anyway I told him I was a bit turned around but he didn’t know the street I was looking for and I said thank you and Roll Tide and he said “have a nice day and good luck finding your friends house and then he said Roll Tide! What a gentlemen!


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