Tags: Green Bay Packers

There Wasn’t a Before or an After. There Was Only Bart Starr.

Thanks to the Super Bowl, the N.F.L. is often discussed in terms of a before and an after. The era before the 1966 season, when the N.F.L. and A.F.L. created a championship game between the leagues that became the greatest spectacle in American sports, was defined by strong defenses, running games and a group of…

Bart Starr, Quarterback Who Led the Packers to Greatness, Dies at 85

Bart Starr, the earnest and determined leader of the great Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s who became one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in history — the in-the-huddle incarnation of their fierce and masterly coach, Vince Lombardi — died on Sunday in Birmingham, Ala. He was 85. His death was announced by the…