Cash-Strapped Bart Starr Wondering How Much Packers Will Pay Him to Stay Retired
August 1, 2008
(Green Bay, WI) – As soon as word broke that the Green Bay Packers had offered retired quarterback Brett Favre $20 million to stay retired and end further comeback drama, reactions exploded all across the country from both fans and detractors. Would he accept it? Is it enough? Too much?
But some reactions were far more personal.
When asked for his reaction while signing autographs for quick cash, former Green Bay Packers quarterback and current hall of famer Bart Starr had a unique reaction to the news: “Damn! How can I get me some of that?”
It seems the former superstar – and only player to quarterback a team to five NFL championships – has fallen on hard times after the failure of his drills video, “How Repetition Made Me a Starr! ..Actually Just ‘Star,’ I Was Already a ‘Starr’ Because That Was My Last Name ..But Seriously Repetition is Important.”
“So you’re telling me that the Packers are willing to pay a retired superstar quarterback $20 million to stay retired?” Starr struggled to comprehend. “Well hot dog, I need to get my old ass up to Green Bay. I’ll stay retired for half that!”
After it was explained to Starr that Favre’s situation is unique because of contract implications, because Favre is still in playing shape, and because Favre isn’t 104 years old.
Undeterred, Starr continued to wonder aloud for fifteen minutes how much the Packers would pay him to stay retired. Then Starr turned to the few onlookers who’d gathered – none of whom particularly wanted a $5 autograph – and wondered how much they would pay him to carry their groceries, or to “eat this booger.”