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Wednesday Cheese Curds: Bart Starr personified excellence on and off the field

The tributes keep pouring in for the former Packers quarterback and he deserves every single one of them

Super Bowl XL Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

The tributes to Bart Starr have been numerous since the legendary quarterback’s passing on Sunday and one thing has become clear from reading through many of them.

Even considering his legendary performance on the football field, Starr’s greatest impact was away from the game.

It sounds cliche when someone says “they’re the first person I ever knew that not a single person had something bad to say about” but it really was the case with Starr. It didn’t matter if you were the head coach or a stadium worker cleaning toilets or an unpaid 20-year-old intern. Each person Starr met became the most important person in the world to him in that moment and he impacted countless lives even in brief encounters.

Starr made an even bigger impact through his charitable endeavors. Starr spoke often at community events without charging a fee, a rarity for athletes nowadays, and he and his wife Cherry co-founded Rawhide Boys Ranch to help at-risk youth by providing counseling, therapy and alternate housing for those in the juvenile justice system.

If Starr heard all the tributes to him this past week, he’d probably deflect it all to either his teammates or others. That’s just who he was.

May we all strive to carry on his legacy by living our lives in his example.

Bart Starr, the man: Humility, respect, generosity felt across Green Bay and Wisconsin—

There are so many people sharing their stories of their time with Starr and it never gets old reading them. He was a bright light in a world that grew increasingly dark and we need more Bart Starrs on this planet now more than ever.

Tramon Williams relishing ‘priceless’ moments late in career—

Williams’ career came full circle when he returned to Green Bay last season and now he plans to enjoy every moment he can.

Packers should have one of NFL’s most improved secondaries in 2019–Packers Wire

With everyone healthy (*knocks on wood*) plus a couple new additions, the secondary should finally be a position of strength. They’re still relatively young but they are also very talented.

Green Bay Packers 2019 roster preview: Robert Tonyan—Lombardi Ave

Big Bob Tonyan is a favorite of ours here at APC, and we’d be at the front of the line cheering if he got more playing time. Don’t rule out Tonyan and Sternberger being Green Bay’s two tight ends of the future.

Man spins cushion on finger for 18 minutes to break Guinness record—UPI

He raised money for charity but I guess you could say he has a cushy job (I’ll show myself out).