Fran Tarkenton Still Doesn’t Like Brett Favre

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We like this guy better than the Vikings current QB.

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton was giving current Minnesota Vikings and former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre the business before the season, and he’s still giving it to him.

Why?

Because like us, Tarkenton thinks Favre is dirty, filthy, scumbaggy, lying traitor.

Before the season this is what Tarkenton said about Favre.

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.

Well, it did happen and unfortunately, Favre didn’t fail. Still, that hasn’t changed Tarkenton’s view of the situation. Tarkenton, who played 13 seasons for the Vikings, didn’t like it then and doesn’t like it now, even though the Vikings are in the NFC Championship game.

“I didn’t like it then – he’s a Green Bay Packer – and I don’t like it now,” Tarkenton said at an Atlanta Press Club event, on Tuesday. “I could never imagine me retiring from the Vikings and playing for the Packers. So, it didn’t sit well with me and it still doesn’t.”

I applaud Tarkenton for sticking to his guns. It’s admirable and something no scumbag Minnesota Vikings fan has done this season.

You see, the Vikings and their suck-ass fans have never won anything of consequence. Ever. So who really cares how they get it done or who leads them there this year, right?

That’s the general consensus in Minneapolis. Satan himself could be playing quarterback if it resulted in a championship.

But back to Tarkenton.

There’s one point where he’s mistaken. He called Brett Favre a Green Bay Packer.

Brett Favre was a Green Bay Packer. He lost the right to call himself that the moment he signed with the Vikings.

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14 Comments on "Fran Tarkenton Still Doesn’t Like Brett Favre"

  1. Yo Yo Ma

    Bit-ter.. Brett Favre, best qb of all time.. Fran Tarkenton is far from that. I think you guys take your division rivalries far far to seriously..It almost seems like you’d rather not even have division rivals.. how much fun would the game be then.. stop being sore losers

  2. Your Mammy

    Someone needs to check Francis for a brain tumor…. sorry Steffen…Brett Favre is the greatest Viking of all time, and that’s what bothers Francis Tarkenton so much.

  3. Because like us, Tarkenton thinks Favre is dirty, filthy, scumbaggy, lying traitor.

    For the comment above from Tarkenton; my mother always said “It takes one to know one”!

  4. Jeff

    Give me a break Yo Yo…Favre is the biggest prima donna traitor prick of all time NOT the best qb… Ever hear of Montana, Aikman, Young, Brady, Manning? All better and TEAM players, a concept which favre unfortunately has never learned. He can rot in the cavernous Viking hall of fame because he doesn’t deserve to be enshrined in the Packer HOF…Fuck him GO SAINTS

  5. Bags

    What planet did Jeff grow up on? Or is he just a wet-behind-the-ears kid. We can debate about who the greatest QB in history is – in fact, as a life long Packer Fan at 50 years old – I still love Bart Starr for his 5 championships (3 before they had Super Bowls). That said, if Jeff is old enough to remember, the Packers went through 19 dismal losing seasons before Brett Favre led them to another Super Bowl victory. Prima Donna??? He only never missed a game for 16 seasons as a Packer – give me a break. You want to talk about traitors??? Ted Thompson is the traitor if anybody is – TT pushed Favre out. TT was more concerned about not losing Rodgers than keeping Favre – right, wrong or indifferent. Favre wants to play football – that’s what he does – if the Packers didn’t want him, then they and all the the so-called loyal Packer fans need to let it die. I for one – now that the Pack is out of it – am rooting hard for my boy Favre. Go Vikings!

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  7. Vijay

    Actually, Minnesota Twins won 2 World Championships. So, they have won something before even in that crappy dome of theirs.

    Favre’s relationship disintegrated with management and the pressure to perform in the 2000’s like he did in the 90’s with a new regime philosophy (post Wolf) and nothing but youth on the roster ultimately led to his desire to look elsewhere. Say what you will about the man, should he win another championship (after his statistically best season surrounded by a better roster than GB) he should be remembered as one of the top 3 QB’s of all time and his decision to move on would have be vindicated. Period.

  8. Packers fan

    Montana is the Greatest of All Time.
    Favre choked in his second super bowl vs elway.
    The team overlooked Denver, but Favre didn’t show up. This coming from a Packers fan.
    Montana was 4-0 in SB.

  9. Jeff

    Bags,

    You call yourself a life long Packer fan, but will be rooting for our most hated rival to win a super bowl?!?!?! What the hell is wrong with you?

    Signed,

    wet behind the ears kid

  10. rulzar

    “We can debate about who the greatest QB in history is – in fact, as a life long Packer Fan at 50 years old – I still love Bart Starr for his 5 championships (3 before they had Super Bowls).”

    Champions: 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967

    So you were watching football at 1 year old huh?..I’m sure you remember that first super bowl in 1966 you know how 6 year olds have such vivid memories. Seems your real memories of Packers didn’t start until the “glory” days were long over..so you probably are biased on the fact all you know is theose 19 years…prior to Mike Holmgrem/Ron Wolf rescuing the franchise (not BrINT).

    “That said, if Jeff is old enough to remember, the Packers went through 19 dismal losing seasons before Brett Favre led them to another Super Bowl victory.”

    Brett, wasn’t really the leader on those early teams he was just trying to stay sober! Reggie White, Leroy Butler maybe..not to mention having someone like sterling sharpe to make you look good (altough an interception machine) early on surely contribuited. In fact the year they won the super bowl they were so loaded I’m pretty sure former number 1 draft choice packer bust Rich Campbell (the original ryan leaf) could of guided them to the promise land (or even worse backup jim mcmahan). Not to mention the packers lucked out and didn’t have to face the cowboys that year as flava-favre never did figure them out during the playoffs in the 90s.

    “Prima Donna??? He only never missed a game for 16 seasons as a Packer – give me a break. You want to talk about traitors??? ”

    Noone ever question his “ironman” status..wait yes they did the jets wanted to pull his ass last year when he was hurt but since diva-boy (favre) is so in love with his stats he continued to play despite having a noodle attached to what was formerly his right arm..the “Prima Donna” comment comes because he morphed into a good ol boy to media whore. Why the heck would some one leak contradicting “reports” about his retirement to 4 different crack reporters (the ones that tea-bag him)..hmmm..maybe because he’s an asshole that sits at home (not on a tractor) and loves every second of this attention..I say Fuck favre and I said that the day he signed on the barney purple line. I hope to god he felt as bad after his siants loss as I did the day that prick signed with vikings..I will never forgive him and I hope the packers don’t do shit for him ..no Packer HOF..no retiring # nothing..if that dick wants to come to Lambeau he can buy a ticket (second hand of course) like everyone else…he didn’t give us 17 years for free we (the packers) paid millions of dollars to the ungratefull hillbilly so they don’t owe him shit.

    “Ted Thompson is the traitor if anybody is – TT pushed Favre out. TT was more concerned about not losing Rodgers than keeping Favre – right, wrong or indifferent. Favre wants to play football – that’s what he does – if the Packers didn’t want him, then they and all the the so-called loyal Packer fans need to let it die.”

    How is scheduling a charter plane to go pick up your QB, to bring him out of retirement to be called off by the last minute by favre..being a traitor. I’m no TT fanboy but someone had to make a stand against the waffling shit-obviously there was some insight on the future (rodgers) and they were will to forgo that with at least a pre-season commitment from favre…sure we get favre for a few more years..he tosses all the clutch games away at the last second with the key interception..and we’d say “thats the old legend..win some lose some..but hey you remember how he lit up detroit..that was awesome”..meanwhile he really does retire and since rodger has long said “fuck you” (and rightfully so) to the packers we now get to introduce the world are new starting QB …drumroll please…BRIAN BROHM…Ask the Bufflo Bills how well that turned out

    “I for one – now that the Pack is out of it – am rooting hard for my boy Favre. Go Vikings!”

    and I for one hope you stay a viking fan (and all others like you) because your waffling (like favres) the packers don’t need none of…Have fun rooting for T-Joke next year!

  11. Reader

    If I make one point about Mr. Tarkenton:

    He was with the Vikings from 1961 though 1966. He was the Vikings’ starting quarterback, and an occasional Pro Bowl selection. Then, due to a dispute with Coach Norm Van Brocklin, he demanded to be traded. He kept demanding this even after Van Brocklin quit. The Vikings traded Tarkenton to the Giants, and had nothing close to him at quarterback for the next five years. He then grew dissatisfied in New York, and forced the Giants to trade him … back to the Vikings.

    Tarkenton could have stayed in Minnesota after the 1966 season. He could have withdrawn his trade demand after Van Brocklin left. New Coach Bud Grant would’ve liked that. But he didn’t.

    So where was his loyalty to his Viking team?

    I liked Tarkenton as a player, but he’s a hypocrite.

    PS … as to Favre, he asked to be released so that Aaron Rodgers could play. That’s all you can do. He doesn’t have to retire just because Green Bay wanted him to retire. Maybe Green Bay should’ve negotiated a contract with him before trading him to the Jets agreeing to pay a minor portion of his salary each year in exchange for his agreeing not to sign with Minnesota, Chicago, or Detroit for five years or so.

  12. Boyd Dowler

    What an ignorant post from an ignorant fan of the Packers. Let me tell you something. If Satan could lead the Packers to the Super Bowl he’d be wearing the Green and Gold right now.

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