Discussion Board
Welcome Guest! You can login or register. Login or Register.

Go to last post Go to first unread
#1 Posted : Tuesday, February 8, 2011 10:03:22 PM(UTC)
[size=18]Starks Family Returns Home With Super Memories
11:03 AM, Feb 8, 2011

BUFFALO, N.Y. - "It was extraordinary," said Lillie Hall of Niagara Falls, in summing up her experience this past weekend in Dallas where the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl XLV.

While just about anyone who is able to witness a Super Bowl in person could say the same thing, in Hall's case you'd have to also realize that her son , James Starks, was the starting running back for the victorious Packers to begin to appreciate how special the experience was.

[img_r]http://www.wgrz.com/images/300/225/2/imagepool/images/110207021916_starks.JPG[/img_r]Starks, a graduate of Niagara Falls High School and the University at Buffalo, finished the game with 11 carries for 52 yds. for the new world champions.

By Monday morning, when she stepped off a plane at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, it was evident Ms. Hall had yet to step off of cloud nine.

"When they do the big introduction of the players at the Super Bowl, it's enough to give anyone in the stadium butterflies in their stomach," Hall told WGRZ-TV.

"But then when I saw my son running out ...of course it got different. I started screaming, I started yelling, ...and when they won..it was amazing," she remarked, in relating an experience few if any of us could ever hope to realize.

Hall also recalls fondly being able to leave her seat and enter the field to join in the wild celebration involving her son and his teammates.

"Two family members can go on the field, so James' older brother Quin and I were the ones who got to go. When I reached him I had tears in my eyes. I just hugged him and told him I loved him, and he told me 'I love you too, Mommy'," Hall said.

Starks' brother, Sanquin, was also overjoyed in the occasion.

"When I finally got to him I just gave him a big old hug, and I told him I was real proud of him. He had a big smile, ...he was laughing and said, 'I told you I was gonna do it, I told you i was gonna do it!' "

As she left the airport with a suitcase full of fond memories, Hall said it was an experience she'd highly recommend to any mom...or anyone for that matter.

"I can't even describe the feeling. All I can say if anyone ever wants to go through or experience what I experienced just go to a Super Bowl game. It is awesome."

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster confirms he's looking forward to giving Starks the key to the city, but says no firm date has been set. He expects that might occur in late spring or early summer.

Click on the video player to watch the story from 2 On Your Side Reporter Dave McKinley and Photojournalist Scott May.
Rss Feed
Users browsing this topic
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.



Fan Shout
gbguy20 (7h) : doesn't the top 51 rule only count during the offseason? the way i understand it is everything counts once the season starts.
Smokey (8h) : Please start a thread in "Football Familiarity" and explain the Top 51 Rule, please.
Zero2Cool (14h) : Packers’ 2018 draft class will only take up about $2.9M in salary cap space thanks to the Top 51 rule
Porforis (16h) : Holy crap I'll be turning 9 in PackersHome years this year.
Zero2Cool (17h) : rock on!!
DarkaneRules (18h) : I'm celebrating 10 years at PackersHome this year.
Zero2Cool (18h) : Damn, Jared you one old ass dude.
Zero2Cool (18h) : Today's Birthdays: jdlax (115)
Zero2Cool (18h) : 1 year with Aaron Rodgers and having monster stats = GET PAID STRAIGHT CASH HOMIE
DarkaneRules (18h) : I doubt he'll take a deal like that. He wants to get paid like the other WRs have.
Zero2Cool (18h) : I would pay 2.99 million base, then incentives! INCENTIVES!!!
DarkaneRules (18h) : hah, funny how that happens in this sport. See what the market says. I wouldn't pay over 3mil.
Zero2Cool (18h) : What's the guys height Draft profile says six one, everything else says six three
Zero2Cool (18h) : You can do it!
Zero2Cool (18h) : PROVE IT
DarkaneRules (18h) : Not unless he'll take a 1-yr prove it deal on the cheap.
Zero2Cool (19h) : WR Allen Hurns will be released by the Jaguars. SIGN HIM
packerfanoutwest (22h) : Burnett signing with the Steelers?
Zero2Cool (19-Mar) : Three years, $30 million could turn into one year, $13 million for Jimmy Graham
DarkaneRules (18-Mar) : to*
DarkaneRules (18-Mar) : Whatever happens, we've got to get Josh move near the LOS where he belongs.
TheKanataThrilla (18-Mar) : Would we consider trying Rollins a S?
gbguy20 (18-Mar) : so what's the deal then, are we to expect to see josh Jones in Morgan Burnetts spot this season? i guess I can't say I'm opposed to the idea.
Smokey (17-Mar) : BG is in no hurry to anounce a new Rodgers deal. Smart !
gbguy20 (17-Mar) : When is Rodgers signing that extension that was supposedly only awaiting Kirk? Typing on a phone makes things tough.
Nonstopdrivel (17-Mar) : That's what I was thinking: I wasn't aware that he was quitting.
Zero2Cool (17-Mar) : Hopefully not for a long time. We need him.
gbguy20 (17-Mar) : when is 12 resigning
Nonstopdrivel (17-Mar) : I have to say I like it, even if it means I have to put up with occasional ads for Maseratis. 😂
Nonstopdrivel (17-Mar) : Interestingly, since I blocked third-party cookies, ads I see tend to relate to the content of the page instead of my most recent Amazon searches.
TheKanataThrilla (17-Mar) : Mathieu to Texans? I thought he wanted to go to a play that was all about winning football games?
hardrocker950 (17-Mar) : Bears already matched
Zero2Cool (16-Mar) : Bears will certainly match it though. Maybe restructure after year one?
Zero2Cool (16-Mar) : but bears got lots of money, didn't think anyone would make the offer
Zero2Cool (16-Mar) : good question
Please sign in to use Fan Shout
2017 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 10 @ 3:25 PM
Sunday, Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Sep 24 @ 3:25 PM
Thursday, Sep 28 @ 7:25 PM
Sunday, Oct 8 @ 3:25 PM
at Cowboys
Sunday, Oct 15 @ 12:00 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Oct 22 @ 12:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 29 @ 12:00 AM
- BYE -
Monday, Nov 6 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, Nov 12 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Sunday, Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
at Steelers
Sunday, Dec 3 @ 12:00 PM
Sunday, Dec 10 @ 12:00 PM
at Browns
Sunday, Dec 17 @ 12:00 PM
at Panthers
Saturday, Dec 23 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, Dec 31 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions
Think About It
Think About It
Recent Topics
5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn

11h / Random Babble / wpr

11h / Green Bay Packers Talk / KRK

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / warhawk

20-Mar / Around The NFL / Smokey

19-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / isocleas2

19-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / gbguy20

18-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / nyrpack

18-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

17-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

16-Mar / Random Babble / Smokey

16-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast