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Online ricky

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Re: RIP Bart Starr
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2019, 09:31:29 PM »
A great man on and off the field. And immortalized on the QB sneak to put the Packers ahead in the Ice Bowl. Also, the guy was an assassin when it was third and a yard. You just knew he was sizing up the defense, and waiting for them to make a wrong move so he could fake a run to Taylor and then heave it to Dale or Dowler for a long gain/TD.
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Re: RIP Bart Starr
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2019, 10:46:17 PM »
Craig:

How good was Jack Vainisi?

The Bart Starr draft was not even Vainisi's best draft. That was only two HOF guys and two solid starters.

In 1958, Vainisi drafted Jerry Kramer, Jim Taylor, Ray Nitschke and Dan Currie.  Three Hall of Famers and a Pro Bowl guy.

On Lombardi's first NFL championship team, 17 of the 22 starters were garnered by Jack Vainisi. Who had passed on the previous year.  But as noted, he convinced Lombardi to draft Herb Adderley.
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Re: RIP Bart Starr
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2019, 10:23:23 AM »
Thanks, Gregg, that's really cool.  Yes, Lombardi must have absolutely been a terrific coach.  But somebody really good was getting him the really good talent to win with! 

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Re: RIP Bart Starr
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Re: RIP Bart Starr
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2019, 03:10:49 PM »
I like when before the Super Bowl in 2010 when we beat Pittsburgh they were interviewing him and he quoted Vince Lombardi "God first and then family and then football "I think at that moment I knew for sure we were going to win..... number 15 you will be missed

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Re: RIP Bart Starr
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2019, 03:48:03 PM »
Bart Starr to be honored by Packers during the 2019 football season. Details in the link:

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/06/07/packers-announce-plans-for-bart-starr-tributes-during-2019-season/
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Re: RIP Bart Starr
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2019, 11:40:24 AM »
Glad to see this.

Very few people deserve it more.  Bart Starr was a very good ambassador for the concept Lombardi was trying to get across.

He should never be forgotten.