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Bart Starr Looks All Clear for Thursday

Aaron Rodgers and Bart Starr

There was some doubt about Bart Starr being able make the trip to Green Bay on Thanksgiving. The legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback appears be all clear now.

Starr, who suffered a stroke and heart attack last year, has been undergoing experimental stem cell treatments, the second of which he received in the past couple weeks. He had vowed to return when Brett Favre had his retired number unveiled inside Lambeau Field, but that came into question when Starr had a setback in his recovery back in August.

Now his family says he’ll make the trip to Green Bay, barring another setback, and they’re crediting the event in spurring his recovery.

“I’m not saying he wouldn’t have made progress, not at all,” Bart Starr Jr. said. “But the rate of progress he’s made would not have been so dramatic were it not for the lure of the chance to go onto the very field where so much history was made, and to greet the fans and to make such a special evening for everybody in honor of Brett Favre.”

Whatever you think of Favre, it will be great to have Starr be a part of this Thursday’s game in some way.

This will likely be his last appearance in Lambeau Field.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Salazar November 21, 2015

    For me and my family at least, this has become more a celebration of Bart Starr’s life than of Brett Favre’s career. Expecting a few tears around the living room this Thanksgiving.

  2. Kato November 21, 2015

    Agreed salazar. It will be very emotional.

  3. elafave November 23, 2015

    Same, this is more about Bart than it is Nrett, we’ll for me at least, and most of the Packer fans I talk to see this as Bart’s farewell. The greatest Packer to ever walk the earth. I’m not claiming to be super tough, but when he walks out onto that field, I’m going to struggle not to get misty…

    I’m amazed by the weather that were having so far… Curly, Vince, Johnny, Ray, Herb, Paul, Reggie, Willy, Don, et. al. are all up therearly looking after us on this occassion.


    1. Fritz fm WI November 24, 2015

      Don’t forget: Max M. is also up there smiling down on us all, too!

      1. Fritz fm WI November 25, 2015

        actually Max may have been a bit tardy to get in, but i’m sure he’s checked in with St. Pete by now?