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"NFL legend Bart Starr was victim of 'brutal' secret Alabama hazing"

Sad but interesting.

They beat Bart Starr with a wooden paddle until his back resembled a piece of raw meat. The quarterback was never the same again.

For more than 60 years, Bart Starr and his wife, Cherry, have kept a dark secret hidden away from the narrative of the Hall of Fame quarterback's career. No more. One of the most respected football players in the history of the game, and arguably one of the toughest, was hazed so badly while at the University of Alabama that it derailed his college career, disqualified him from military service and affected him throughout his 16 years with the Green Bay Packers.


"The ecstasy of victory, the agony of defeat"

If you're as old as I am you might well remember the famous tagline from ABC's "The Wide World of Sports". 

If that show was still on they'd probably now include a clip from the recent 2AAA Minnesota boys' basketball game featuring Waseca and Marshall

Not one, not two, but three buzzer beaters. Four overtimes. Clutch free throws and missed free throws. The likeliest of heroes and perhaps the unlikeliest.

Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan.