Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tarkenton thinks Favre, Eli are d-bags

You have to figure that there are a number of Vikings fans who don't want Brett Favre to play in Minnesota. He was the quarterback in Green Bay for nearly 20 years, you know. That would be akin to Darth Vader flying the Millennium Falcon -- that just doesn't look right, even if he is fighting on your side.

For those Vikings fans, Fran Tarkenton is on your side. Tarkenton joined 790 the Zone in Atlanta to talk about the second Summer of Favre (via, and he makes Chuck Bednarik vs. Deion Sanders seem like child's play.
    "I think it's despicable. What he put the Packers through last year was not good. Here's an organization that was loyal to him for 17, 18 years, provided stability of organization, provided players. It just wasn't about Brett Favre. In this day and time, we have glorified the Brett Favre's of the world so much, they think it's about them. He goes to New York and bombs. He's 39 years old. How would you like Ray Nitschke in his last year (playing for) the Vikings, or I retire, and go play for the Packers. I kind of hope it happens, so he can fail."

Don't worry, he was just getting started. Tarkenton also took aim at Eli Messiah. What did Eli ever do to anybody? Well other than what he did to the Chargers and the entire city of San Diego.

Finally, though, somebody in NFL circles finally speaking the truth about Eli. Honestly, it's been a long-time coming for somebody to finally say that Eli blows. God Bless Fran. In fact, I might seek out some That's Incredible DVDs or something.
    "I think he has been a great flamboyant quarterback, but he has made more stupid plays than any great quarterback that I've ever seen. Look at his final game in a Packers uniform. He blew that game against the Giants. He's playing against Eli Manning, I love Eli Manning, but he's still not a great quarterback. He's not Peyton yet, or Tom Brady. He's just a guy. And they're (Packers) are playing at home, and they're in a tight situation, they went to overtime and he (Favre) throws the interception that allows them (the Giants) to come back and win the game. He has done that and driven his coaches crazy all of his career."


Anonymous said...

dumb f'n DOLTS fan. where does it say that ELI is a d-bag? seems to me ELI was just part of the conversation. get over it dolt fan he didnt want to play for the Dolts!

get a life and leave him alone. rivers is better remember??????????

Diane said...

I don't know if Fran was the first athlete to host SNL, but he did it in the early days.

The Hatriot said...

Can we all chip in and buy Cowboy Honk some better trolls? I'm in for $5. Seriously, some home schooled kid posting from the prayer closet because he got caught rubbing it out twice in one day just isn't going to get it done. I like the way he used "f'n" instead of "fucking" because he's worried about the bad thoughts about his little sister coming back. Weak.