Tarkenton rails on Favre after "stupid" pass

The only surprise is that some radio station didn’t get Fran Tarkenton on the horn sooner to discuss Brett Favre’s recent playoff exit.

The Vikings legend has made it clear in the past he’s not impressed with Favre’s act.  Speaking on 97.5 in Philadelphia Thursday, he pinned the recent Minnesota loss on Favre’s final throw.

“[The Vikings] were the better team. Their offense turned the ball over five
times, the Viking offense. But still if [Favre] didn’t make that stupid
play at the end of the game they would have won the game.” 

Um, really?  At best, Favre would have set up a long field goal if he chose to run.  If he threw an incomplete pass, the Vikings were out of kicker Ryan Longwell’s range.  Favre made a huge mistake in a game full of them by his offensive teammates.

Tarkenton had some legitimate gripes, going over Favre’s interceptions in key spots late in his career.  “I have never seen any quarterback much
less, well he is going to be a Hall of Fame quarterback, make plays
like that at a critical time,” Tarkenton said.

Perhaps the most potent criticism was about Favre’s reputation.  He said other quarterbacks were tough, but keep it quiet.

“We all get hit but he is flapping around and jumping around and he is
getting hit and he talks in the soft voice. I would rather it be about
the team and not Brett Favre. I get the idea that it is more about
Brett Favre than the team. A quarterback is to make his teammates
better but he is not about that.”  (Sidney Rice would beg to differ.)

Tarkenton concluded his appearance by saying, “[Favre is] one of the greats of all-time. I am just not a great Brett Favre fan.”

You think?

166 responses to “Tarkenton rails on Favre after "stupid" pass

  1. There’s a thin line between love and hate, Fran.
    Maybe if you just start slow, you know, ask Brett out for a cup of coffee and take it slow, a nice little romance may just develop.

  2. And this is coming from a Quarterback that has lost SUPER BOWLS, not Conference Championship Games due to his play…….

  3. OUCH!!
    Does anyone else remember that show, “That’s Incredible!” ? Fran used to be on that show. I don’t know why I brought that up.

  4. Tarkenton is so right, I mean just look at how many times he lead his team to victory in the SB, he would never choke like Favre……
    oh yeah, right

  5. You have got to be kidding me!!! This guy has been hating on Favre all year long!!! The truth is that the pass that Favre threw was boneheaded, he should have never passed there, but the truth is that the field goal attempt would have not been a chip shot. Tarkenton has shown no class in the way that he has dissed Favre. That team was in that game because of Favre, did he watch that game? How abou all of the fumbles, the stupid 12 man penalty. That pass did lose the game, it did prevent what would have been at best a 50 yard field goal. The 2 fumbles close to the goal line were much worse than that.

  6. I seems Fran has forgotten all about his “stupid pass” that Willie Brown picked off and ran 75 yards for a TD in SB XI. Imagine that…

  7. Old men are always upset at the younger generation. Hell, I’m 33 and I’m upset at the younger generation.

  8. Tarkenton makes the rounds on the talk shows to stay current and they give him air time since he shoots his mouth off. He’s totally irrelevant, and how many companies has he started and bankrupted again, let’s talk about that Franny boy. Oh, and how many Championships are under his belt? Yea, I thought so.

  9. uh oh. the “in defense of all things favre” army will be out in force momentarily to defend their beleaguered hero.
    the soul-crushing INT’s aren’t ever #4’s fault.
    cue the ad hominem attacks on fran t.

  10. Tarkenton should just close his old-loser-has-been mouth. At least Brett has a ring to show for his carreer. Tarkenton is the epitome of the overhyped player who could never get his team to win the big one.

  11. Memo to Fran Tarkenton and Joe Namath, yes, your former teams advanced into the playoffs this year, but just as the rest of us around the league are sick of the 1972 Dolphins popping a cork when the final unbeaten team loses a game, just go the hell away.
    At least Namath has a ring to show for his trip to the Big Game, where are yours Fran? Wasn’t this the Vikings one for the thumb drive in 2010? That’s right, there are no rings in southern Canada. Now shut up and get to the back of the bus.
    If you really thought that Tavaris or Sage(who has a quarterback named after a spice?) would have advanced the Vikings to the NFC Championship game, check yourself into the nearest rehab clinic, I’m sure Namath could give you directions.

  12. Fran never made any mistakes in his career either. He and Favre are more alike than Fran wants to admit……I am a lifelong viking fan since their conception in MN and I recall many frustrating Sunday afternoons watching “Fran the Man” throw up some real “Hail Mary’s” that didn’t always find their “intended receiver”. I have heard Fran spout off before (he didn’t like Tommy Kramer either and he also always reminded us how much better he was than Joe Kapp. Fran’s problem can best be described as “sour grapes”. He is a Viking by heart and he does not want anyone to break his records or to accomplish more than he did (i.e. Superbowl winner). I would be willing to bet that other than many Packer fans, no one wanted to see the BF led Vikings fail this year more than “Fran the Man.

  13. When it comes to QB’s choking in the big spots, I used to think Tarkenton was King but Brent’s last minute meltdown at least puts him in the same neighborhood. What do they have in common (both Vikings) What’s the difference between them and Linda Lovelace,
    Linda doesn’t choke on the big one.

  14. Not a Favre fan but this is really ridiculous. I thought for sure he wouldn’t finish the game after the unbelievable hits he took. Other QBs would have been out for the season, he just kept on getting up.

  15. Fran should STFU. What a classless clown.I don’t care if he was a Viking or not. I tell it like it is. Fran never held the lead ONCE in 4 SB’s. He should talk.

  16. Unbelievable. From a guy who LOST FOUR SUPER BOWLS. Unbelievable.
    Funny, Favre’s been in the league 19 years and Tarkenton’s been a commentator much of that time. Don’t recall hearing him diss Favre before. How is it he only has a problem with Favre’s ego not that Brett’s the Vikes’ QB? Could it be that Tarkenton’s ego is bruised seeing all those fans fawn over another QB?
    “We all get hit.” If that squirt had taken just one of the hits Favre took on Sunday they’d have had to scrape him off the ground. From the film I’ve seen, he didn’t get hit because he was too busy running all over the field.
    What a narcissistic jackass.

  17. I love it. Ted Thompson and Aaron Rodgers are flipping Favre off and laughing their asses off. Too funny. Thanks, Saints.

  18. Geez Fran, give it up. Whether you’re a Favre fan or not, you cannot deny the man had a monster year, and was a very crucial part of the Vikings overall success. Another thought, why were Favre’s turnovers any more damaging than Adrian Peterson’s fumbles? Sorry Fran, this all sounds like jealousy.

  19. Just shut up and eat your crow, Fran. Favre had a great year for the Vikes. In fact, it was a better year than he ever had with them. The countless fumbles doomed them, not Favre’s last minute interception.

  20. # RodgersIsn’tAPussy says: January 28, 2010 7:31 PM
    I love it. Ted Thompson and Aaron Rodgers are flipping Favre off and laughing their asses off. Too funny. Thanks, Saints.
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    Good that they found something to do during the extra time they had off…especially since they could be Brett in either game the two teams played.

  21. I think the fact that “Fran” didn’t rail against A. Peterson, Harvin, Berrian, the coaches and the officiating in the game. As the V.P. Periara of NFL Officiating agreed, the officiating in the Vikes/Saints game had more to do with the loss. And before some of you do the “with the turnovers the vikes didn’t deserve to win” or “the vikings turnovers lost the game”…..keep this in mind, even with all the turnovers the Vikings did not lose the game in regulation and if anything it could be argued that they did a good job of overcoming those turnovers to NOT lose. It was OT and the terrible officiating that actually cost the vikes the game…..and this certainly isn’t a case of sour grapes cuz if you look at the facts you will agree.

  22. I’m shocked so many people are giving Tarkenton so much grief. It’s been well documented that Tarkenton is not a fan of how Favre has handled his business over the last couple of years…AND Favre did blow it in a big way last Sunday.

  23. Favre on the ground,
    Favre on the ground.
    Helmet turned sideways
    Turf in his mouth,
    Favre on the ground……looking like a fool with Favre on the ground!
    Fran is just being Fran…..scrambling as usual!

  24. For a guy that sucked it up in 3 superbowls he really shows no class with what he has tried to do to Favre this year.
    Fran really needs to just go away.
    Tarkenton 18/28 182 0TD 1INT
    Tarkenton 11/26 102 0TD 3INT
    Tarkenton 17/35 205 1TD 2INT

  25. fran was only on 3 sb losing teams.
    joe kapp was the vicodin qb in sb III.
    conference championship record?
    tarkenton 3-1
    favre 2-2
    overall playoff record
    tarkenton 7-6
    favre 13-11

  26. Deb says:
    January 28, 2010 7:30 PM
    Unbelievable. From a guy who LOST FOUR SUPER BOWLS. Unbelievable.
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    Fran only lost 3. Joe Capp lost the other one. But yeah, it’s Unbelievable.

  27. What a blowhard Tarkenton is… a piece of advice Fran, STFU and go find yourself an early-bird special somewhere!

  28. Funny how he has been quiet since training camp…now he can pile on..what a jackass..Oh and by the way since Aaron Rodgers and Ted Thompson are flipping Favre off, I think they should re-cap the season..two losses to Favre that were nothing more than glorified scrimmages for the Vikings..1 and done in the playoffs, scoring 45 and losing…unbelievable

  29. # gadzod says: January 28, 2010 7:05 PM
    And this is coming from a Quarterback that has lost SUPER BOWLS, not Conference Championship Games due to his play…….
    ——————————————————
    I’m not agreeing with Tark here, nor disagreeing, but why would it be worse to lose a superbowl then to lose a championship game? by that logic wouldn’t a team like the lions be the best in the league the last 50 years because they NEVER lost a championship game or superbowl in that timeframe?
    Buffalo fans will probably understand that line of thinking too, but why inthe hell complain about a great season like that?

  30. As I remember Fran threw a couple picks at key times when the Raiders thumped them in the Super Bowl. I have never heard Favre talking about how tough he is. Seems Fran is just a bitter old has been that gas soured with time.

  31. Tarkenton is a complete moron. This clown lost 4 Super Bowls and wants to run his mouth about Favre…sit your old ass down somewhere and take your Metamucil

  32. Hey Fran, I’m one of those lifetime Packer fans that cheered for the Packers 15 games this year and for the Vikings for all 18 games. Yes, I live in Wisconsin and have a license plate that says, MN FAVRE and drove 700 miles with my son for the G.B. vs. Minn. game Oct. 5 matching my 2 favorite teams. Interestingly enough, when I got the plate, many waved with just one finger and the longer the season went on they mostly waved with FIVE fingers or a thumbs up!
    You were a good quarterback, but, I have FOUR thoughts for you, hmmm, FOUR, an appropriate number:
    1)Your angerness and bitterness remind me of the FAVRE HATERS in Wisconsin (not the ones like us who hate his waffling, but, LOVE his passion and play DURING 19 great seasons and only ONE losing season! To you and all the haters, Brett is responsible for SCHISMS (that never existed) every loss his teams have ever had, and probably the JFK assassination.
    2) You don’t see Favre’s 107+ QB rating with 38 TD’s and 9 interceptions on the season – all you see is ONE PASS! You were waiting for a chance to spout off! HMMMM – where were your comments after the wins over GB or over the Cowboys or the SF miracle pass?!?
    3) The last pass, OF COURSE was not a great idea! Frankly (watch the replay) it was a good idea, but, about 1 second late. If you were nearly killed by the Brady-like hit Brett just had taken, would YOUR first thought be to run. Obviously, that would have been the best idea, but, his last thought was to run for 4 yards (that’s all he would have gotten with a fast defender 10 yards away). The REAL problems were the 12-men on the field and the fumbles (AP and Harvin). Plus how about GIVE THE SAINTS SOME CREDIT!!4) Finally, this is the point: you and the Packer fan/Favre haters are NOT mad that he succeeded this year, you’re mad that he did it in PURPLE! Frankly, many of us think differently – (My ex-wife and I mutually divorced, then I met a wonderful minister’s daughter 2 years later and am happily married but my ex has had 3 divorces in 7 years) If my ex-wife ever finds a nice guy (even if it’s my buddy or enemy, I’ll be happy for her) Ok, maybe not for him:) (Someone, take my exwife, please)
    The point is Favre’s season WAS a MASSIVE success: no, he didn’t make the BIG DANCE. 2 out of 32 teams make it – less than 7%! But, he had his BEST ever regular season, LOWEST ever interceptions and WON a playoff game at age 40, they won the division and won TWO “SUPER GAMES”, GB vs. Minnesota and Minnesota vs. Green Bay!
    Here’s hoping Brett either retires with his head held high or BETTER YET – COME BACK FOR (oh, let’s pick FOUR things again):
    1) 20th year in NFL!
    2) 300 consecutive regular season starts!
    3) 70,000 yards passing & 500 T.D.’s
    4) ONE LAST CHANCE at a playoff run before calling it a career!
    Thanks to Fran Tarkenton, Mark Murphy, Ted Thompson and the Favre haters for INSPIRING, MOTIVATING and making #4 more DETERMINED than ever from MANY fans who LOVED THE ENTIRE 13-5 SEASON!!!

  33. Im surprised to see all these vikings fans defending Favre here. The intercepted pass summed up what we all warned you about this guy. Its always about him and him playing the hero. Everyone knew this guy was going to eventually get you knocked out of the playoffs. The only problem is its Tarkenton doing the talking and hes really not one to talk about anyone being a choker.
    Here is some news for you Vikings fans. this guy could truly care less about his coach, teammates, or you fans. The only reason he is playing there is to spite Green Bay. Enjoy the fact that he is a huge upgrade over Tavaris Jackson, but dont be so quick to defend a guy who really is the epitome of everything thats wrong with athletes these days

  34. Hey Mike & PFTers, here is something I have not seen anyone mention about that play: Let’s suppose Brett had not thrown the pick but had in fact attempted to run for additional yardage. It is entirely likely based on his ankle that he would not only not have gotten far enough to make the kick a chip shot but that he would have been stopped in bounds. And the way the Saints were on D, do you think they would have accomodated Brett’s wish to unpile off quickly and hurry back for the next play? No, if they could find a way, they would have delayed just enough that time would likely have run out and the end result would be the same: OT with that awful coin toss and the ill advised calling by the Vikes of “heads”.

  35. Lots of bile up there in the Upper Midwest.
    Tarkenton bitching about Favre and the fans bitching about everything.
    To paraphrase Nicholson in “Batman:” That state needs an enema.”

  36. Franny…. 0-4 in SB’s. Your fans hate you because you have criticized their “2009” savior. Much like their 1990 Gannon savior, or their 1999 Jeff George savior. Basically over the year this team has taken cast-offs from other teams.. Examples of George, Cunningham, Moon, Gannnon,Jimmy Mac, and my personal favorite Gus Frerotte. And labeled them as “THE ONE.” They fall short, fans hate them and then start to look for the next “ONE.”
    There is one exception of the cast-off theory, Culpepper … here is one you did draft, did take the Vikings to the threshold, did lose a NFC championship game, and did get run out of town. I see a pattern here. You guys are never happy, and that is why I am so.
    What Favre did was unfortunate (for his legacy) but what did you truly expect? This guy has gift wrapped 3 NFC Championship games (1993,2007,2009) and been blown out of 4 other playoff games while being a “3+ INT gunslinger.” Most of the nation is surprised he did show himself sooner. It was either Favre being Favre or Viking choking. Blame AP, (I dare you to run him out of town like you did Moss), blame Childress ( please don’t run him out of town, the NFC North got a early Xmas gift when you signed him to more years), or blame Favre. I trully think God could not win a Super Bowl for your city. It is the blonde pigtails.

  37. You have got to be kidding me Fran!!! Stop being so bitter!!! Every player in the locker room interviewed has said nothing but good things about him. You opinions are not wanted. If you are on a Philly radio show, talk about McNabb. If you want to come talk crap about Favre, at least talk about it on a Minnesota radio show. We don’t care if you are a Favre fan, Vikings fan aren’t a fan of your 0-4 Super Bowl record either. Go do something more productive you “has been”.

  38. “2) You don’t see Favre’s 107+ QB rating with 38 TD’s and 9 interceptions on the season – all you see is ONE PASS! ”
    Um……….that pass came at a critical time with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line….so yea, that’s all I see when I think about a 40 year old QB who came back only to win the big game. Favre could have finished the regular season with 1,000 TD’s and -14 INT’s, but who cares now?

  39. i guess some folks never heard of joe kapp.
    tark was a ny giant in 69 and wasnt in the super bowl.
    and his giants beat the vikes in the 1969 opener.

  40. “Um, really? At best, Favre would have set up a long field goal if he chose to run.”
    Longwell was 100% from 50+ this season.

  41. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
    The Packers learned that applied to starting Brett in critical playoff games.
    The Vikings have not learned it yet.
    But Fran should still keep his mouth shut. He’s the ol’ pot calling the kettle black.

  42. .VoxVeritas says:
    January 28, 2010 8:31 PM
    “Um, really? At best, Favre would have set up a long field goal if he chose to run.”
    Longwell was 100% from 50+ this season.
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    Damn right Vox, I wanted them to take a knee and Longwell drill it. He can hit 60

  43. To I’m Back: yes, we agree, VERY critical time and VERY disappointing. My point is as an old coach for 25 years, I’ve learned to credit the winner: WOW, did the Saints D do a number on Brett. I’ve watched EVERY play he’s played for 18 years and I’ve NEVER seen him take that many hard hits without a sack. Plus, they hurt SO much more when you don’t go “fetal position” and take a sac, rather get hit throwing. Saints D gambled and (thanks to 5 turnovers) won! I credit the Saints. Very disappointing, but, still LOT of fun watching the whole season and how (Michael Jordan-like) players around Favre became even better: AP’s receiving, Sidney’s EMERGENCE, V. Shancoe, Harvin, 6 guys with 40+ catches! Tough ending, but FUN, EXCITING YEAR!

  44. I think Fran was worried that a former Packer was a threat to give the Vikings it’s first SB title. It’s ironic that a man who choked 3 times has the balls to point the finger at a greater quarterback. I guess Fran plays better on Mondays than he does on Sundays.

  45. Gotta love all the “jealous and jilted” Packer fans, their “perception is reality” mentality will forever retain them the crown of most uneducated redneck fan-atics in the NFL. Are there any worse fans in the country that either fail or refuse to first recognize and secondly acknowledge facts and the truth??? It is so obvious to everyone (except them) that their venom towards BF has abolutely nothing to do with what BF did for them or how well he played at 40 for the Vikings, but is only becuz they feel “betrayed” that their hero left them and it has hurt their precious feelings. They fail (once again) to understand that the rest of the nfl is actually laughing at their veiled attempt to “hate” BF. I at least give the Packer fans who admit that they are Packer fans AND BF fans but that they do feel hurt and jilted by BF playing for their rivals. I think Obama should include free pyschiatric counseling in his proposed health care plan for all delusional Packer fans.

  46. Favre: 4-11 in his last 15 playoff games.
    He has not won multiple playoff games in one season since the 1997 season.

  47. Fran may be a bitch, but everything he said is true. Fran may have a chicks name and sucked in 3 SB’s, but at least he doesn’t have Favre’s salami in his mouth like Pervy and every other loser talking head out there. Brent was just being Brent when he gave that game away. Suck it you bitches.

  48. Fran is, and always was a self centered jerk. Fran needs to learn to shut up and fade away. Bret is far and away a better quaterback than Fran ever dreamed of being.

  49. I don’t know about taking a knee but a run would have been nice in that situation. 3rd and 15. Run, call a timeout, let Longwell give it a shot, take your chances in OT if you have to but even if you don’t gain a single yard I bet Longwell can nail a 55.
    I wonder if BertFarve changed the play?

  50. # Jeff0621 says: January 28, 2010 7:03 PM
    Old, bitter jealous fool who will always be known for losing SuperBowls.
    =====================================
    Are you talking about Tarkenton or Favre?

  51. He is just trying to take the focus off of his Viking legacy and shine a light on a new ‘goat’ Favre. Real classy Fran! Now, That’s Incredible!

  52. FRAN IS RIGHT: favre chokes in big games that’s just a fact you people are going to have to deal with. MN FAVRE: 1. you are not a lifelong packer fan, as packers fans do not root for other teams(no matter who is playing for them) 2. yeah brett was great for us…..in the 90’s, then he wanted to run the franchise and have everyone kiss his ass when he hadn’t been producing for years. 3. no real packer fan is bitter, favre left the pack to play for our most hated enemy and it blew up in his and the bandwagon vikings fans faces as well, that’s getting the last laugh in my book. 4. get off favre’s nuts already…..he is only a football player
    Mr. Humble: you are clearly a lifetime loser just like your team. Don’t worry about packer fans(why do always have to bring us up? i get you hate that a REAL ORGANIZATION with a real fan base is just next door) but yeah great job getting those REGULAR season wins I’m sure that makes you feel real good about right now, given that your team couldn’t do shit for the ten thousandth time.

  53. Fran never won the big one. Favre has. #4 also took the Vikes farther than any other qb on their roster would’ve. Does Fran think for a second that they’d a had a better season with Tavaris….??? PLEASE…!
    Fran is a whiny bitch. Reminds me of Morgan Freemans character in the movie “Glory” when he said, “Are you an old man, or an old woman”
    I guess with a womans name, some of the bitch comes out. Give it up Fran yer old news, and will always be the guy who couldnt win the big one.

  54. I’m no Favre apologist but Tarkenton is just a bitter, old fool.
    If Favre’s pass was incomplete instead of picked off Longwell was looking at like a 58-yard FG or something like that. That pick was important but it’s not like the Vikes had even a 50% chance of winning that game in regulation if it hadn’t been picked.

  55. for the record, most packer fans don’t hate favre because he decided to wear fag purple, they are just happy he isn’t ruining the Packer’s end of the season in his usual style. Don’t take that as my opinion, go look at his QB rating, INT’s from 2001-2007 and the numbers don’t lie.
    So when he decided to play this year, we all gave you fair warning but even reading these posts, most Viking fans don’t want to admit to the fact that Favre didn’t play that well, he missed open receivers, threw some poor balls as well as the 2 INTs. Just saying, he is a major choker, you know, sort of like your franchise.

  56. Why was he speaking on a Philly radio show and who really cares? Why did the Philly show have this guy on? Look at the messenger, stirring things up for what reason?

  57. # DocBG says: January 28, 2010 7:49 PM
    # gadzod says: January 28, 2010 7:05 PM
    And this is coming from a Quarterback that has lost SUPER BOWLS, not Conference Championship Games due to his play…….
    ——————————————————
    I’m not agreeing with Tark here, nor disagreeing, but why would it be worse to lose a superbowl then to lose a championship game? by that logic wouldn’t a team like the lions be the best in the league the last 50 years because they NEVER lost a championship game or superbowl in that timeframe?
    Buffalo fans will probably understand that line of thinking too, but why inthe hell complain about a great season like that?
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    I am a Buffalo Bills fan. Why does he get to criticize someone for something HE DID AS WELL, and IN A MORE CRUCIAL GAME! At least Favre was able to win a Super Bowl. Fran got 3 chances, and blew them all!

  58. Check out the Vikings quarterback throwing a stupid interception to end a big game.



    Nope, it isn’t Favre…it’s hypocrite Fran Tarkenton. The guy must have alzheimers.

  59. I am surprised at Fran Tarkenton’s repeated attacks against Vikings QB Brett Favre. Everyone has their opinions, but the criticism against Favre seems very personal. This kind of criticism is best left to sports columnists as it is unbecoming of a Hall of Famer and reflects poorly on Mr. Tarkenton

  60. The incomparable Fran Tarkenton, AKA, the hypocrite, sleazy business man, desperate to remain in the public eye:
    SUPER BOWL RECORD: 0-3
    TOUCHDOWNS: 1
    INTERCEPTIONS: 6
    QB RATING: 43.6
    No need to say anything further, other than Favres QB rating in two Super Bowls was in the high 80s and he was 1-1.

  61. MN FAVRE:
    You’re dead on. I feel the same way. Actually, I believe 90% of the haters feel this way, but they’re upset with themselves for feeling this way (for what reason continues to baffle me), so they spout off with gibberish that makes no real sense.
    Favre will be back. Moreover, I feel Favre will be back for more than just one year. One thing that fuels Brett – which fuels ALL highly successful people – is those that question his desire and abilities. The more the talking heads whine and bemoan, the longer Favre will stay.
    Finally, what often gets lost in all these translations is how absolutely incredible it is that Favre played the best season of his career at age 40? Are you freakin’ kidding me???
    A. on a new team
    B. young, inexperienced WR’s/TE’s/RB’s
    C. arguably average coaching
    D. not much consistent defensive help until the post season
    The man really is Superman!

  62. Correction: Favre in the Super Bowl: 1-1
    TOUCHDOWNS: 5
    PICKS: 1
    QB RATING: 97.1
    Draw your own conclusions, Fran.

  63. Retarkentan needs to shut the hell up. Stop complaining. The game was awesome — too bad the Vikes lost, but that’s how it is. I wish they would change the overtime rule…like playing a 5th quarter. I hope Favre comes back next season and I’m not even a fan of his. Go Raiders, well losers.

  64. Not that I really care one way or the other but to clarify a few things…
    MrHumble says:
    January 28, 2010 7:38 PM
    I think the fact that “Fran” didn’t rail against A. Peterson, Harvin, Berrian, the coaches and the officiating in the game. As the V.P. Periara of NFL Officiating agreed, the officiating in the Vikes/Saints game had more to do with the loss…
    Actually Perara said that the low leg hit should have been a flag but the OT catch and 4th down were “impossible to reverse” due to the lack of indisputable evidence. Amazing that you hear what you want to hear.
    Also, the comment about Longwell kicking for 60 is untrue based on Longwell’s comments. He said he was good up to 53 and the spot would have called a 56 yarder.
    In terms of Favre… Let’s not forget the dropped pick by Greer earlier in the quarter. That would have ended the game as it was the drive that delivered the last Viking TD – point is Favre nearly screwed it up before the final few seconds.
    Also, if anyone wonders whether there is an impact of repeated hits on a QB – see Favre’s last play. I am pretty sure this played into his decision not to run.
    After all of that – Fran chill out, he’s still a first ballot hall of famer

  65. I’m getting the distinct impression that Fran doesn’t favor Brett. I don’t know why, but something just leads me to that conclusion.

  66. you know tarkenton,, if you would have taken a chance like brett farve did, instead of running around all over the field with your head in your backside during your superbowl period you might have won us a superbowl. I cant believe you can sit there and make comments on something you were afraid to try. Why dont you man up and tell brett farve he played a great game. And if you cant please stay out of the vikings functions because thats for professionals only.

  67. “all delusional Packer fans.”
    Viking fans are the clear-cut definition of delusional. They dream of a Super Bowl berth in the near future but everyone knows the Vikings aren’t any closer to getting one. Sorry to break your precious heart.

  68. Funny that the only way Tarkenton can keep his name in the news is to pick on a QB that is far superior than he is.
    I think Franny is upset because there is finally a MN QB that is far more popular in just one season that he was in multiple seasons. Boo Hoo!
    Franny has lost a lot of respect from Viking fans the past season, mine included!

  69. @TylerDurden …
    Thanks for the correction. I just assumed Tarkenton QB’d all four … but you know what trouble you can get into when you assume things!

  70. Amazing how many self proclaimed Vikings fans trash a guy who played so long and hard for them and actually took them to three Super Bowls, in favor of a guy who played for the Vikings for all of five months and who will never take them to even one Super Bowl, let alone three! My guess is most of you idiots are major lounge chair lizzards who believe all the overblown hype that the talking heads on ESPN gush out of their mouths day in and day out. After all, if somebody on TV says that Favre is the greatest QB ever, he surely must be. Ignore all those boneheaded playoff performances over more than a decade of play.
    And Packer fans aren’t pissed that Favre is playing for the Vikings. The Favrists who backed him to the hilt in his childish fits of anger in the summer of 2008 are angry that he’s playing for the Vikings as it takes away all of their credibility in trying to trash the Packers with real Packer fans.
    However, real Packer fans not only got tired of Favre throwing multiple interceptions in big playoff games, (6 against the Rams, 2 against the Falcons, 4 against the Vikings, the huge OT interception against the Eagles and an even bigger OT interception against the Giants), got tired of his “should I play or shouldn’t I play schtick since 2002, but we really washed our hands of him when he decided he was bigger than the team, bigger than the franchise, when he wasn’t.
    Real Packer fans know that football is a team sport and Favre isn’t a team player. And if you “loyal” Viking fans want to trash one of your all time greats in favor of a guy like Favre, carry on. Even better, please, have Favre go into the hall of fame as a Viking. We’ve washed our hands of the guy. He’s all yours.

  71. One other thing. How come all you so called “life long Viking fans” continue to post that Tarkenton lost 4 Super Bowls?
    He only played in three. Which means he got to three, which is more than Favre. Yea, Favre won one, but that was a long, long time ago, in a land far, far away from Minnesota.
    Me thinks these “life long Viking Fans” are very wierd, man crush Favre fans. Or, twenty something know nothings who believe everything they’re told by the idiot box.
    Either way, somebody could make a killing selling them blow up Favre dolls with the “greek feature”.

  72. I really like the guy who said that his two favorite teams are the Packers and the Vikings even though he calls himself a “life long Packer fan”.
    BS ALERT.
    I’ll bet in 2008 one of his “two favorite teams” was the New York Jets. Get that man a Favre blow up doll!

  73. Tarkenton’s maniacal acrimony directed at Favre may actually help Favre in some ways.
    Tarkenton comes off as so harsh and unreasonably caustic that it makes Favre a much more sympathetic character by comparison.
    It’s kind of like Bizarro World. Instead of getting a “Lord Favre” who is made a diety by the masses …. ultimately fostering natural resentment in many —– you instead get a gutsy Hall of Fame scrapper giving it his all over a protracted period of time, but never managing to please an astonishingly bitter and acrid old man.
    One more thing. Tarkenton himself was sharply rebuked by many for his frenetic helter skelter style of scrambling, reckless throwing it up and basically doing everything he could to “make a play,” often creating chaos that could result in feast or famine results. Some epic plays along with many shameful disasters.
    The obvious irony is that the Brett Favre Experience shares a number of striking similarities.

  74. Fran has a pretty big mouth for a guy that threw 270 INTs himself in his career. Only 50 less INTS than Favre, While Brett has thrown 150 more TDs

  75. Everyone talks about Farve stats. Fran should not be one. Fran played for 18 years. he has almost 20000 fewer yards throwing than Bret, 155 fewer TD’s. Bret does have 51 more interceptions than Fran. but per attempt… Bret throws an interception 3. 2 % while Fran throws one 4.1 % Bret also has a higher completion ratio for career of 62 % while Fran has 57%. for 18 years playing one might think Fran would have led at least one Passer category, Farve has most of the passer records. Farve has been to twice as many playoff games and twice as many victories. not to mention 3 MVP to 1. Fran needs to crawl back in his hole he came out of, before Bret wants to compare stats with Fran. and hopefully not inspire Bret to come back and win a super bowl for Minnesota and make him more Irrelevant

  76. Just so I understand, Frannie “Mr. 0-3 in Super Bowls” is whining … about Favre ???
    F-A-C-T-S: Tarkenton had 1 TD and 6 Interceptions in the 3 Super Bowls he helped the Queens lose, not to mention another 2 fumbles himself.
    8 turnovers in 3 Games, and a QB rating of 43.7 – Hey Fran, that’s very Ryan Leaf-like !!!
    I wonder how many of Frannie’s 6 Int’s were stupid passes ??? My guess is most.
    ———————————–
    Tarkenton: “my gosh, I have never seen great quarterbacks make that many bad plays in a critical moment in a playoff game.””
    I guess Frannie has forgotten about his own career. Lifetime in 11 playoff games – 11 TD’s and 17 Int’s and a CAREER PLAYOFF QB RATING of 58.6 – worst in Playoff history of anyone with 10 or more Playoff games !
    Again, as I said before, very Ryan Leaf-like Fran !!!!!
    Gee, I wonder what the “agenda” by Florio is in printing this story ???? Oh wait, another let’s $hit on Favre story.

  77. Some breaking news is just in: Favre has asked Tark to be his presenter for his HOF induction.

  78. The reason Tarkenton is a better QB that Farve is that Farve played in an age where the DB’s can’t touch the WR after 5 yards.
    Tarkenton set ALL of the records when DB’s mauled and molested the WR’s all over the field. The DB’s had alot more freedom, but yet Sir Francis passed for more yards and TD’s than anyone else.
    He ran the west coast offense before anyone called it the “West Coast Offense.”
    That’s why he’s a HALL-OF-FAME QB!!!!!

  79. all you folks that like to point out that farve has a sb ring seem to forget that they did not win that game because of him… the magic man was the mvp and he was the only reason he has that ring… fran is still an idiot but so are all you farve suckers…. hahahaha

  80. Dear Viqueens fans,
    For a team that’s never won a Super Bowl (let me repeat that, NEVER WON A SUPER BOWL), y’all sure seem to take a lot of stock in the opinion of one washed-up has-been about the fading skills of another washed-up has-been. Must be a cold weather thing – the chill dulls one’s thought patterns. And then there’s Prince and that rube-filled little mall y’all have up there – X factors that would dull even the sharpest cogitative processes.

  81. dlmcc0909 –
    So how long have you personally known Favre?
    For a guy who doesn’t care about his teammates he sure has made a lot of friends in the Viking lockerroom, including past skeptics like Greenway, Herrera, Edwards & Hicks. Hell, even Bobby Wade had nothing but good things to say about Favre and that was after he was dumped shortly before the start of the season. If anyone would have spilled the dirt it would have been Wade.
    =============================
    derrtony –
    Of the six QBs you mentioned three were brought in as back-ups and they traded for Gannon shortly after he was drafted not when he was a seasoned veteran. How then were these QBs sold as saviors and thought of as “THE ONE”??

  82. Philtration says:
    January 28, 2010 9:19 PM
    # Jeff0621 says: January 28, 2010 7:03 PM
    Old, bitter jealous fool who will always be known for losing SuperBowls.
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    Are you talking about Tarkenton or Favre
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    Gee Phil, since Favre actually won one and only lost one (the statement said Super Bowls as in plural) I guess your attempt at wit just comes across as stupidity. But why should you post anything different from your past?

  83. packers4life says:
    January 28, 2010 10:47 PM
    Viking fans are the clear-cut definition of delusional. They dream of a Super Bowl berth in the near future but everyone knows the Vikings aren’t any closer to getting one. Sorry to break your precious heart.
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    I guess that makes the two organizations (Vikes & Pack) and their fans mirror images of each other.

  84. God’s Own Silver and Blue –
    “about the fading skills of another washed-up has-been”
    ————————————————–
    Would that be the same washed-up has-been who used his fading skills to absolutely destroy your favorite team just recently?
    Apparently you didn’t cogitate before posting your statement.

  85. “C. arguably average coaching”
    At last! Something we can all agree on!
    The Vikes will have Chilly long after Brett finally does retire to that tractor down in Kiln!

  86. Just another sad attempt at a never-was trying to stay relevent by dogging a superstar.
    Don’t go away mad Franny, just go away.
    GO VIKES!!
    FAVRE IN 2010!!!

  87. “Would that be the same washed-up has-been who used his fading skills to absolutely destroy your favorite team just recently?”
    Why yes Tompadre, that would be the washed-up has-been playing on a team that has NEVER EVER WON A SUPERBOWL. Yes, that one.
    Apparently you didn’t cogitate before posting your statement.

  88. Analysts and Vikes haters want to think of that play as the one that cost the Vikes the game. They were not in field goal range. It was 3rd and 15. If he throws the ball away, the Vikes attempt a career long FG for Longwell or they try to convert 4th and 15. Our best chance to win the game was to complete a 8+ yard pass on 3rd which Favre tried to do. Unfortunately nobody could work open.
    The Vikings lost the game on fumbles and horrificly biased officiating. Plain and simple. They beat themselves in regulation and the refs took the game away from them on OT.

  89. Trakenton sounds like an old loser! Witch of course he is. If you lose four Super Bowls you have no basis in the Brett Favre conversation. This dumb Mother F—er needs to go away. Who the hell is this guy anyway. He’s not even the best all-time super bowl loser. Jim Kelly is. So go away FRANNY!!!! Old washed up loser! Never has been!

  90. Sidney Rice would have progressed this year, Favre or not. He has had nagging injuries throughout the first part of his career. Is Favre’s presence the reason Rice stayed healthy this season? No.
    BTW, Jackson would have been able to run for enough yardage on that final play to allow a makeable Longwell FG.

  91. Hey Rosenthal, is there really enough room in Favre’s crotch for both you AND Florio to be down there?
    I’ll just come back next August, by which time the annual Favre drama will be coming to a close.
    PFT = Pro Favre Talk

  92. Fran has a son named Chip who is the local sports guy on the news around here. He’s a pompous bastard too, apple doesn’t fall far…

  93. Why is it that Favre is completely immune to criticism? I keep hearing that Peterson lost 2 fumbles which is not true. He never had posession of the ball near the goal-line because the QB didn’t make sure to make the hand-off. Bottom line is, Favre threw 2 int’s and a third hit the DB square in the chest but was dropped. You also have to blame Favre at least as much as Peterson for the fumble near the goal-line. I have seen Donavan McNabb miss that same exact hand-off twice and both times the fans and media hav blamed him instead of the RB. Why is that? Anyone who wants to get a real read on Favre’s monumental blunders in the play-off should go to SI.com and click on the “Favres ten worst moments”. This guy has been to the play-offs 12 times and come away with one SB win, one loss to a lesser team that had a RB with migraine problems and an old QB that was able to withstand the hits he took without whining, and 6 or 7 losses where he threw more Int’s than TD’s. Against Philly, the Giants, and the Saints his teams were in a position to win and he threw the game away with int’s. These weren’t good throws into tight coverage, they were lob passes into the teeth of the defense. This is the most overrated player of all-time in any sport. Bottom line is Favre is the ultimate “regular season” QB but when the moment is biggest against the best opponents he is average at best.

  94. mskmadison…………..SERIOUSLY???????? YELLOW uniforms???? Your saying thats better than the purple and gold??? GO back to bangin your cow in the back yard and churn some more milk. LOSER!!!

  95. Fran Tarkenton has jealously leaking from his ears. B Favre has more skill in his left pinkie toe than Fran Tarkenton does in his whole body. The Minnesota Vikings don’t deserve a QB as great as #4.

  96. You’re all overcomplicating what ought to be really simple. Fran Tarkenton is and will always be a Viking. Favre is a Packer. Vikings are supposed to hate Packers, not rely on one to get to the Super Bowl. Only sports bettors, front runners and George Steinbrenner want to see a team want to see a team becoming successful like this. You’re supposed to hate your division rivals, not headhunt them for stars. If you don’t hate your division rivals then why are you watching football?

  97. MN FAVRE says:
    January 28, 2010 8:00 PM
    Hey Fran, I’m one of those lifetime Packer fans that cheered for the Packers 15 games this year and for the Vikings for all 18 games. Yes, I live in Wisconsin and have a license plate that says, MN FAVRE and drove 700 miles with my son for the G.B. vs. Minn. game Oct. 5 matching my 2 favorite teams. Interestingly enough, when I got the plate, many waved with just one finger and the longer the season went on they mostly waved with FIVE fingers or a thumbs up!
    You were a good quarterback, but, I have FOUR thoughts for you, hmmm, FOUR, an appropriate number:
    1)Your angerness and bitterness remind me of the FAVRE HATERS in Wisconsin (not the ones like us who hate his waffling, but, LOVE his passion and play DURING 19 great seasons and only ONE losing season! To you and all the haters, Brett is responsible for SCHISMS (that never existed) every loss his teams have ever had, and probably the JFK assassination.
    2) You don’t see Favre’s 107+ QB rating with 38 TD’s and 9 interceptions on the season – all you see is ONE PASS! You were waiting for a chance to spout off! HMMMM – where were your comments after the wins over GB or over the Cowboys or the SF miracle pass?!?
    3) The last pass, OF COURSE was not a great idea! Frankly (watch the replay) it was a good idea, but, about 1 second late. If you were nearly killed by the Brady-like hit Brett just had taken, would YOUR first thought be to run. Obviously, that would have been the best idea, but, his last thought was to run for 4 yards (that’s all he would have gotten with a fast defender 10 yards away). The REAL problems were the 12-men on the field and the fumbles (AP and Harvin). Plus how about GIVE THE SAINTS SOME CREDIT!!4) Finally, this is the point: you and the Packer fan/Favre haters are NOT mad that he succeeded this year, you’re mad that he did it in PURPLE! Frankly, many of us think differently – (My ex-wife and I mutually divorced, then I met a wonderful minister’s daughter 2 years later and am happily married but my ex has had 3 divorces in 7 years) If my ex-wife ever finds a nice guy (even if it’s my buddy or enemy, I’ll be happy for her) Ok, maybe not for him:) (Someone, take my exwife, please)
    The point is Favre’s season WAS a MASSIVE success: no, he didn’t make the BIG DANCE. 2 out of 32 teams make it – less than 7%! But, he had his BEST ever regular season, LOWEST ever interceptions and WON a playoff game at age 40, they won the division and won TWO “SUPER GAMES”, GB vs. Minnesota and Minnesota vs. Green Bay!
    Here’s hoping Brett either retires with his head held high or BETTER YET – COME BACK FOR (oh, let’s pick FOUR things again):
    1) 20th year in NFL!
    2) 300 consecutive regular season starts!
    3) 70,000 yards passing & 500 T.D.’s
    4) ONE LAST CHANCE at a playoff run before calling it a career!
    Thanks to Fran Tarkenton, Mark Murphy, Ted Thompson and the Favre haters for INSPIRING, MOTIVATING and making #4 more DETERMINED than ever from MANY fans who LOVED THE ENTIRE 13-5 SEASON!!!
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    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

  98. “If he threw an incomplete pass, the Vikings were out of kicker Ryan Longwell’s range.”
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    I’d take a 57 yard attempt from a guy whose career long is 55 any day over a regulation-ending interception.
    In fact, Longwell’s 8 of 8 on 50+ yard field goals over his last two years. I actually felt bad for Longwell, not getting a chance to be the hero.

  99. Ruvell100 says:
    January 29, 2010 12:09 PM
    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
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    That’s correct! We also would’ve accepted, “Play him off, keyboard cat.”

  100. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says:
    January 29, 2010 12:20 PM
    “If he threw an incomplete pass, the Vikings were out of kicker Ryan Longwell’s range.”
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    I’d take a 57 yard attempt from a guy whose career long is 55 any day over a regulation-ending interception.
    In fact, Longwell’s 8 of 8 on 50+ yard field goals over his last two years. I actually felt bad for Longwell, not getting a chance to be the hero.
    =================================
    Even Longwell felt his range was limited to 53 yards. 57 yarder sets up the oppurtunity for a return of a miss thats short, like Cromartie did for 110 yards (unlike the NFL I’ll give it to him where he caught the ball) against the Vikes a feww years back.
    The Favre pick was a bad throw, but oddly enough he completed the same pass the week before against the Cowboys. I said then he shouldn’t have thrown it even if he did complete it.
    The pick and the penalty for some reason didn’t bother me as much as the play caling on the previous two downs. Maybe it’s because mistakes happen (freaking happened a lot in this game) but the conservative play calling was done by choice. Why not after running on first down, you put Peterson in and run a play action and give yourself the chance to catch the defense off guard and pick-up a few yards to get a closer kick? They were pushing the Saints D all over the place and then played not to lose. Funny how that almost always works out.

  101. Funny that a guy who led the Vikings to three Super Bowls and put together an incredible career with them is now a bitter old man with no valid opinion to the Vikings fan base. Favre Kool Aid is dangerous stuff.

  102. Kudos to you Fran… favre couldn’t carry your shoes as a QB – not to mention could he carry any of those others who played before the ‘rule changes’ of some 30 + years ago that you spoke of.
    Give me the true GREATS of yesteryear names of Unitas, Dawson, Starr, Graham, Baugh, Luckman, Jurgensen, Tarkenton & Namath – I’ll take all of them 24/7/365 over favre & for that matter over, montana, marino, elway and all the other like stat FRAUDS of the past 30+ years.
    Include the stat FRAUD WRs as wel – Rice and all the rest the modern day.

  103. Tompadre says:
    January 29, 2010 2:19 PM
    Even Longwell felt his range was limited to 53 yards. 57 yarder sets up the oppurtunity for a return of a miss thats short, like Cromartie did for 110 yards (unlike the NFL I’ll give it to him where he caught the ball) against the Vikes a feww years back.
    The Favre pick was a bad throw, but oddly enough he completed the same pass the week before against the Cowboys. I said then he shouldn’t have thrown it even if he did complete it.
    The pick and the penalty for some reason didn’t bother me as much as the play caling on the previous two downs. Maybe it’s because mistakes happen (freaking happened a lot in this game) but the conservative play calling was done by choice. Why not after running on first down, you put Peterson in and run a play action and give yourself the chance to catch the defense off guard and pick-up a few yards to get a closer kick? They were pushing the Saints D all over the place and then played not to lose. Funny how that almost always works out.
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    Couldn’t agree more on the playcalling. Too often it seems coaches make playcalling decisions out of fear. Not fear of what might happen on the field, but fear of being called an idiot by the media and players. I have to hand it to Belichick. Going for it on 4th down on his own side of the field against Indy was brilliant and it took brass balls.
    Yeah, they didn’t get the two yards. But that was execution. The man was open, the ball was there and he bobbled it. Belichick put his team in position to win the game. And I don’t fault him a bit for not wanting to punt. The way Indy had moved the ball on them all through the 2nd half, he knew damn well what was going to happen when Indy got the ball back. Yardage didn’t matter. Getting the first down–that’s what mattered.
    Anyway, that’s the long way of saying you’re absolutely right about the playcalling. But Childress and Favre both knew going into that play that kicking the FG from 57 was better than having no opportunity to win the game. Favre’s been in the league about 37 years now, right? That’s a rookie mistake. Not even rookie. High school. He’s got to know better.
    Tarkenton may be a grumpy old man, but he’s right. That pass was stupid and it cost them a shot to win.

  104. Viking Kong says:
    January 29, 2010 7:03 PM
    Frannie should cuddle up next to his man toy.
    —————————
    If a Packers fan says something like that about a certain future hall of famer and 16-year leader of their team, someone says something about “No class fans”.
    But it’s perfectly OK for a Vikings fan to say it about a hall of famer and 13-year leader of their team. Take a look in the mirror, Viking nation.

  105. He was your HERO until Colonel Egomaniac showed up….imagine how much you be bitchin’ about him in just a few weeks…

  106. Im not a packers or vikings fan, but have known for a while that Tark is a phony. The last time the Vikes went to the Super Bowl Tark opened the season by throwing an unnecessary pass while deep in Rams territory. Of course it was picked. Game ended in a tie b/c Mr. Ego had to throw one more pass instead of kicking an easy FG. Then the season ends with that ridiculous lob on an out pattern that went right into Willie Brown’s hands.
    I remember Ken Stabler writing in his book that he realized Tark was a phony when he ran into him a few months after that super bowl and all Tark did was put blame on his OL and others. The truly great QBs put don’t blame teammates or make excuses.

  107. StreetBaller says:
    January 30, 2010 1:16 PM
    Im not a packers or vikings fan, but have known for a while that Favre is a phony. The last time the Vikes went to the NFC Championship game Favre ended regulation by throwing an unnecessary pass while deep in Saints territory. Of course it was picked. Vikes lose the game b/c Mr. Ego had to throw one more pass instead of kicking a long FG.
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    Fixed your post.

  108. God’s Own Silver and Blue says:
    January 29, 2010 8:42 AM
    “Would that be the same washed-up has-been who used his fading skills to absolutely destroy your favorite team just recently?”
    Why yes Tompadre, that would be the washed-up has-been playing on a team that has NEVER EVER WON A SUPERBOWL. Yes, that one.
    Apparently you didn’t cogitate before posting your statement.
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    They didn’t post my first response so I’ll give the abbreviated version.
    How did those Super Bowl wins help your Cowboys when they played the Vikes? Yeah, not much huh?
    Cogitate on that for awhile!
    I live in the here and now. Here and now both of our teams are out of the tournament and are getting ready for next year. Past championships are nice for their fans but mean nothing to the rest of the fan base. That would be like Minnesota fans bragging about the Lakers, Gophers football & Twins championships. It has no bearing on this year.
    But you live in the past, it’s your perogative.

  109. Fran shut up!
    Remember 76 Super Bowl? You almost killed Sammy White with one of your terrible passes that day. Some how he held on, making one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history! How about the great pass you threw to Willie Brown! I have to see that replay over and over again. You were an okay quarterback, with a great D! Then you had Jerry Burns creating the first west coast offense, you had many tools.
    You didn’t keep any of those great teams in any of your Super Bowl apperances!
    Your just pissed because Brett gave the Vikings the best chance of winning a Super Bowl, since the Joe Kapp led team in 1969! This team had a better chance at winning a Super Bowl, than all the teams you played on!
    Shut up Fran so I can still be a fan of yours!

  110. lost all respect for the grumpy old men, bradshaw and tarkenten! Hey maybe they could get together and make a movie.

  111. I had to have work done to my car this day in Sunny So California so I watched both playoff games in the waiting room. There were numerous fans of other teams at different times coming and going. All of them “ALL” admired Favre. IM from Wis. several others in and out of the waiting room were from Wis. as well. We all felt LOVE for this guy. We saw him getting HIT!!!! It sucked. We saw Manning getting SOMEWHAT hit. Nothing like Favre however. Being bold is not for the timid. Favre is BOLD. Sometimes it does not work out. He has GUTTS in many ways and perhaps that is what the majority of his team mates saw in him. Many times he still played for his team for many years INJURED. That was his job and he showed up for work EVERY game! That is TEAM! In whatever uniform. We should all learn from him. Crap happens get over it. If he retires he will remember that last pass and I feel for him. For me I will remember his years of commitment and amazing entertainment he has given and I hope he does go ONE MORE YEAR. If his body could just hold out. Would’nt that be a really unbelievable RECORD and model for generations to come! Commitment. TEAM!!!!! Fran. Oh well?

  112. Shut your ignorant pie hole francis. You are short, ugly and retired. You had a good career in the NFL but you are NOT pertinent, germaine or of any interest. Go home to mommy.
    Brett farve is lazy.

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