Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Quote of the Day: Fran Tarkenton on Brett Favre

By Michael J.W. Stickings

From SI.com's Peter King, in yesterday's MMQB:

I think he has been a great flamboyant quarterback, but he has made more stupid plays than any great quarterback I have ever seen.

In case you can't tell, I can't stand Favre -- for any number of reasons, but not least for how he's been handling his retirement-non-retirement the past few years.

Tarkenton's a bit of a crackpot (what with all the infomercials), and he has every reason not to like Favre, given that he played for the Vikings (the Packers' main rival) for so long, but it's refreshing, what with all the disgusting Favre-worship out there (and King is one of the worst offenders), for someone to be telling it like it is.


Bonus Tarkenton on Favre, also from King:

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 Favres 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.

We shall see. (But Tarkenton's certainly right about the appalling glorification.)

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