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If you thought Fran Tarkenton was done mixing it up with the Branch Favreidians…well, you were way off.  Fran ain’t afraid.  Fran is here to tell it like it is.  To the sportswriters who have been bashing Fran in the wake of his anti-Favre remarks:

I had an opinion that was not in agreement with Brett Favre’s opinion. Now, have the sportswriters and sportscasters across the country, have they just sucked up to Brett Favre and glorified Brett Favre on this subject matter — don’t they have an opinion? They certainly haven’t expressed it have they?

To Marcellus Wiley, who called Fran a “grumpy old man”:

Marcellus Wiley, who is trying to parlay a minimal football career into still making  more money. This grumpy old man is 69 years old, I own six businesses, I’ve built 16 over the years, I’m paying my taxes, I’ve started two new businesses, we’re hiring more people, we’re not laying them off, we’re not cutting their salaries — we’re increasing their salaries, and in this society we are productive when so many people are not productive. I’m not playing croquette down at Orlando at the Villages, I’m not playing golf every day, I’m out there as a 69 year old … making money out of sports or with sports — I’m creating and building businesses from the ground up: that’s this grumpy old man.

To the people who have accused him of turning on the Vikings:

The way I really said that is that I do hope he goes and I hope it works out. Because I think that will burn every bridge he has in Green Bay, and it should. Why would they want to be loyal in the memory of Brett Favre through his great career after he’s put them through this? Last year he tried to go to the arch-rival Vikings, underhandedly tried to do that — talking to the coaches, talking to his former assistant coach, behind the back of the Packers. And now this year, evidently they’re in talks, so if he goes there and you’re a Green Bay Packers fan, how would you feel about Brett Favre?

Don’t worry Fran – when the B.F.s come after you, you can just stay at my place, like when Salman Rushdie had to bunk down with Bono while the nutbag Muslims were trying to fatwah his ass out of existence.  We can eat popcorn and watch old episodes of That’s Incredible! We can do each other’s nails.  It’ll be fun.

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  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    THIS IS WHY I LOVE FRAN TARKENTON. HE DRIVES THIS HOME LIKE A 90 YARD DRIVE. WOOOOOOOOOOO, BABY HIT EM HARD FRAN. HE ‘S AN AMERICAN. HE’S  GOT HOT BLOOD AND HE AIN’T SCARED OF SAYIN SO. HE AIN’T BACKIN DOWN, AND AT 5’9 185LBS THAT PUTS HIM ON MY LEVEL. TELL THE BIG BOYS TO KISS MY ASS. YOU GOTTA LOVE FRAN TARKENTON

  • Mike

    Fran doesn’t fool anyone by changing his words and now saying he was not rooting against the Vikings.  Besides, he should be more worried about burning bridges in Minnesota than Favre doing it in Green Bay.  I would rather he stop paying his taxes than continue making a fool of himself with this grumpy old Fran routine.  The media should go interview someone who makes more sense like Vern Gagne.  That’s my opinion Fran.  You big mouth super bowl loser.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    come on mike, this is fran the man……tarky, the vikings alltime great. hey let me tell ya. don merideth took stabs at roger staubach. roger took stabs at troy aikman, troy takes stabs at romo. romo takes stabs at jessica simpson, hey it’s the law up passage. someone is staking frans place in viking lore. he’s pissed it’s farve. the only thing that makes it go away is farve comin in and winning. fran actually seen to that now! so call him the bad guy? he’s a friend of ziggy and wants to see the vikes stay put in minny. this is the way. don’t think this ain’t a pub stunt???? think about it. fran  is a pretty good actor too, by the way.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    how come he waited this long to say something? he wants to get the ball rolling like the rest of us. he just doesnt want farve jerking all of our chains like he did the packs…….right?

  • Mike

    Dallas Dave, I really doubt your analysis of Fran’s motives.  Fran sounds like he wants Favre to retire, for whatever selfish reason he may have.  I just can’t understand picking at Favre while he is trying to pop his tendon.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    i personally have nothing against farve, if fact i’d like him to play. just do it or say you will…..committ already and stop leaving people hang. you maybe right about fran and his attitude towards farve? he’s old school and not a primadonna. maybe  farve ain’t either, but hanging on this thing ain’t going to help the matter. i really believe that is the true motive of fran’s tirate? but he maybe just plain pissed off and jealous, who knows. but i still think he’s right, and within his rights to say so. just my opinion mike, and i do respect yours as well. you are a good dedicated viking fan with a want of your teams success. that is my hope with my team as well, so we can agree. but farve does need to make a decision soon one way or another.

  • Mike

    Dave, I have to repeat myself that Favre will likely not commit until he decides what to do about his bicep tendon.

  • Jim

    Mike, you’re good at being right.

  • Dan

    Tarkenton is a fool. He never won anything.Brett is a class where
    Fran never could never be.I never played one down in the NFL
    and I have as many SuperBowl rings as Tarkenton.I didn’t like Fran when he played and I can’t stand him now.LOOOSSER

  • Jim

    This is just a big publicity stunt for Fran. Who is else going to use Favre’s good name to get attention for themselves?

    Next……………

  • Mike

    Jim, you are good at being right.  I heard Fran is writing a book.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    jim and mike i’ll say it again also, i can respect you guys and your opinions of the situation because your heart is for your team no matter what. farve plays or not you guys will still support your team even if you disagree in the direction they choose to go. that gives you the right to question the choices. but this dan is just a plain horses ass. to say that fran is in the wrong is one thing, and maybe right, but to call him a fool and say he is not even in farves class and a looooser. ???? the fact that he can’t stand him and always hated him tells me he is probably a packer fan and a horses ass.

  • Mike

    Dallas Dave.  You are probably too hard on Dan.  I’m not sure he didn’t like Fran before.  We are all just upset with Tarkenton opening his mouth and not putting winning the super bowl first.