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Super Bowl Blog: Welcome To The Bart Starr State

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Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr, who is accepting the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year award on behalf of Aaron Rodgers, speaks with the press at the Super Bowl XLV media center on February 2, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr, who is accepting the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year award on behalf of Aaron Rodgers, speaks with the press at the Super Bowl XLV media center on February 2, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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WCCO’s Eric Nelson Interviews Bart Starr

By Eric Nelson, WCCO-TV

DALLAS (WCCO) — Some Super Bowl XLV nuggets from the Bart Starr state:

  • The Lone Star State morphed into the Bart Starr State on Wednesday as the Green Bay Packers legend made the rounds at the media center…
  • Starr, who quarterbacked the Packers to wins in Super Bowl’s I and II, was a magnet, attracting attention from media and fans. Starr loves being connected with the historic Green Bay tradition. “It’s an honor, a thrill, Starr said. “I’m very humbled by it. Anytime they are in these types of games we are just so excited. It’s hard to describe…”
  • The arctic chill gripping the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex continues to put a damper on Super Bowl week. The Packers had to move their workout from Southern Methodist University to Highland Park High School where they practiced in a new $4.5 million indoor facility…
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers also escaped the frigid elements, practicing at Texas Christian University’s indoor venue…
  • By the way, Wednesday temperatures were higher in Green Bay and Pittsburgh than in Dallas…
  • The Steelers’ Mike Tomlin is one of just 27 coaches to win a Super Bowl and has a chance to get another Lombardi Trophy, despite being only 38-years old…
  • If you don’t think football is high on the Texas totem pole consider this: because of the cold, there were planned rolling blackouts statewide to avoid major power outages on Wednesday. Hospitals, businesses and trains were temporarily powerless, but not Dallas Cowboys Stadium, where the lights never flickered…
  • Some Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders showed up in the media center, much to the delight of the press contingent. Ironically, the Packers and Steelers are two of six NFL teams that don’t have cheerleaders…
  • The Dallas skyline is one of the most impressive in the USA, with neon-lit skyscrapers and spectacular architecture that illuminate the night…
  • According to the Seattle Times, Papa John’s will sell 1,000 pizzas on Super Sunday…
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