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Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
The death Sunday of Packers iconic quarterback Bart Starr brought forth a treasure trove of tributes from around the NFL. Here's a sampling, starting with the esteemed Peter King of NBC Sports describing his final interview with Starr and how the legendary competitor battled aphasia, a brain disorder that makes it difficult to speak:
More special memories of Starr from those who knew him well, encountered him briefly or just admired his performance on and off the field:
"Class" is the word most commonly heard in connection with Starr:
Bart Starr was class. He answered my letter as a HS Coach loolking for a chance. Two months later I got it with the Redskins. I never forgot the gesture by him to be kind enough to send the letter @packers@Redskins@nflnetworkpic.twitter.com/f5OTTPxJOq— Charley Casserly (@CharleyCasserly) May 27, 2019
Bart Starr had an amazing ability to make everyone he dealt with feel better about their day and themselves after interacting with him. I would watch people as he walked away from them; he left a trail of happiness.— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) May 27, 2019
So sad to hear about the passing of Bart Starr. I had the honor of meeting him at the Lombardi Golf Classic in 2012. He was riding by on a golf cart and I basically jumped in front of the cart to meet him. He was happy to stop to say hi and take a picture. I’ll never forget it. pic.twitter.com/d6YBuyomWd— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) May 27, 2019
I’ve lost a amazing friend. Bart was a caring, loving and giving man. Words can’t express my feelings about him. He showed me how to be a great person, by the way he lived his life. Always making others happy. You are my hero. #RIPBart Mommy Cherry love you. pic.twitter.com/ks2ecg6mgP— Donald Driver (@Donald_Driver80) May 26, 2019
Best career playoff passer ratings all-time (min 10 starts):— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) May 27, 2019
Bart Starr 104.8
Kurt Warner 102.8
Matt Ryan 100.8
Drew Brees 100.0
Aaron Rodgers 99.4
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pays his respects:
Bart Starr was one of the most genuine, sincere people I knew. He personified the values of our league as a football player, a family man, and a tireless philanthropist who cared deeply about helping at-risk kids.— Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) May 26, 2019
Above all, Bart was a wonderful human being who will be remembered for his kindness and compassion. On behalf of the entire NFL family and football fans all over the world, we send our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Cherry; his family; and the Green Bay community.— Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) May 26, 2019
Plenty more tributes here:
And finally: Two must-see videos ....
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