Memorial Day to me has always been about remembering those who have served our country and honoring them for their outstanding service to our armed forces. One thing that seems to also be a trend on Memorial Day Weekend, is the number of losses we suffer in the sports world. Below I’ll go over the ones we lost this weekend.
-Bart Starr was a Packer legend. The founder of Quarterbacking in Green Bay, Bart played from 1956-1971 for one team, the Green Bay Packers. Bart went on to win 5 NFL Championships, 2 Super Bowls, 2 Super Bowl MVPs, 1 Year All-Pro and winning the notorious Ice Bowl against the Dallas Cowboys in 1967 which is one of the most well-known football games in the NFL all time. Not bad for a guy that almost quit the game of football altogether at the age of 16 as a high school sophomore living in Montgomery, Alabama. Bart left a legacy in Green Bay that won’t ever be forgotten by us Packer fans, with his friendly demeanor yet great will to win and play his game at the top under another Packer legend, Vince Lombardi. Bart, you will be missed by Packer Nation!
-Those that remember Buckner mostly remember the 1986 World Series when the ball went under his legs and caused the New York Mets to win the 1986 World Series, but Buckner was a much better player than people will remember other than that one play. Buckner was a career .289 hitter and played for the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Angels, and Royals. Was a one-time Batting Champ for the Chicago Cubs in 1980 and a one-time all-star in 1981. Unfortunately, Buckner lost his battle with dementia at the age of 69.
Jennifer and Jaidyn Moore
-The wife and daughter of Wisconsin Badger Basketball assistant coach, Howard Moore, Jennifer, and Jaidyn Moore left this world in the most terrible of circumstances, a wrong way driver hitting them in a head-on collision. According to former Badger basketball players, Jennifer Moore was the sweetest person to the entire world and the Badger basketball team always trying the players like family. May Jennifer and Jaidyn rest in peace and coach Moore, the Badger community is behind you thru all of this.
-If you’re like me and watch Alabama/Auburn every year at the end of the year, you heard the call from Rob Bramblett who called the “Kick 6” in the 2013 season when Auburn turned up the field and returned an Alabama field goal for a touchdown to beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl. As a big college football fan, it will go down as one of the most memorable calls in my life in college football. Bramblett, like the Moore family, was taken too soon in an unfortunate car accident in Auburn, Alabama.