Fran Tarkenton took the Minnesota Vikings to four Super Bowls as the quarterback of that team, but recently the nine-time Pro Bowler sounded off on that one guy that used to play for the Packers, oh what’s his name again?
“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 [sic] 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.”
Tarkenton is doubly badass for summoning the name of the great Ray Nitschke. Nitschke was so mean that they wouldn’t let children into Lambeau Field for fear that big Ray might get hungry during a game and eat one of them. But it’s about damn time somebody prominent in NFL circles called Favre out for being such a princess. A big ugly denim-wearing princess that doesn’t know how to shave. Just like your mom.