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 sportsradiointerviews.com), 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."