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Lombardi turned Packers into winners

Thirty-five years after Vince Lombardi's death, Bart Starr still is overwhelmed by memories of his former coach.

Updated: February 3, 2006, 9:09 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Nothing against NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue's State of the Union address, which was slightly less boring than a lecture on Tupperware, but the best moments of this mind-numbing week took place afterward, at a small table where a 72-year-old former quarterback had a half dozen of us reaching for Kleenex boxes.

I'm not sure why I decided to listen to Bart Starr after Tags' ominous Friday Q&A with reporters (gee, what a surprise: collective bargaining negotiations between the ...

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