Last night was the culmination of many years of waiting for Packer great Brett Favre to show his face once more and be seen by the masses of Packernation. But lost in the pomp and circumstance of Brett Favre’s induction ceremony was a short video that I just caught this morning. It was another great Packers quarterback and another quarterback whose face Packernation had not seen in a long time. This man had taken the team on his back on the Frozen Tundra too. And when it was time to honor Brett Favre, though he could not be present at Lambeau, he made a statement to honor Brett like any true member of a team, champion, and a true gentleman would.Bart Starr, five-time champion and hero of the Ice Bowl had scarcely been heard from since he suffered a stroke in the Fall of 2014. As hard as it was to not know how he was doing, Packernation honored his need for privacy as he healed. We all love Bart Starr and to know that he was going through such a difficult rehab and was unable to attend the ceremony at Lambeau was sad. So to me, the video that showed another beloved quarterback of this great team, looking quite well and speaking quite clearly giving credit to another inductee of the Packers Hall of Fame, was just as touching and emotional as the ceremony itself.
It was good to see you, Bart, if only for a little bit. We wish you well and a full recovery and many long and happy years to come.
Feel free to give your well-wishes to Bart in the comments below or back on the Facebook Fanpage. And if you didn’t see the video, check it out here.