Green Bay, Wisconsin, is in mourning. The quarterback who helped make the town’s Packers franchise an enduring pillar of the game died today in Birmingham, Alabama. Bart Starr lead the Pack to championships in 1961, 1962, 1965 and then led Green Bay to victories in the first two Super Bowls. Those included the snowy 1967 “Ice Bowl,” in which he pulled off a game-winning quarterback sneak.
What did he do later? From 1975 to 1983, he coached the Packers, but reached the playoffs only once. In 2015, stricken with cognitive difficulties, he apeared in Lambeau Field one last time, receiving a resounding ovation from fans and players alike.