Monday, June 20, 2011

Bart Starr Day

We’ve had a post or two on this event before, but not with this photo, which we found recently on a sports memorabilia auction site. Bart Starr was given his own day (yes, “Bart Starr Day”) on October 18, 1970 as his career wound down. In this photo, Starr is getting congratulated by team president Dominic Olejniczak (right) and Wisconsin Governor Warren Knowles (left). Unfortunately, the team had a subpar day in the ensuing game against the Los Angeles Rams. Starr and the Packers were on the losing end of that day’s battle, 31-21, in front of 56,263 fans on a 59-degree Fall day.