Fran Tarkenton Is A National Hero

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Not only has Fran Tarkenton taken on the great Brett Favre, by calling the Vikings interest in him "despicable", but he's now moved onto ESPN analysts. After his comments on Tuesday, Marcellus Wiley called Tarkenton a "grumpy old man", and the former QB decided to lay into the analyst. Via Sports Radio Interviews....

“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.”
Now that's a comeback, and definitely hilarious. It's rare that people get to respond to comments made about them on ESPN, so good for Tark to say something. Especially when he's speaking in the best interests of the Vikings.

Fran Tarkenton Responds To Brett Favre Comments (SRI)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 1:25 PM

7 Comments:

Marcellus Wiley is a clown, and great for Tark for taking that idiot on. The Favre talk needs to go away - he's such a diva and attention whore he can't handle the thought of the spotlight possibly going to someone else.

Brian said...
May 28, 2009, 3:57:00 PM  

I think it's time that America begins a slow clap for Mr. Tarkenton.

Fran, do Chris Mortensen next!

GMoney said...
May 28, 2009, 4:12:00 PM  

any word on if Marcellus Wiley has a rebuttal?

"my career wasn't marginal...blah blah blah"

questionmark said...
May 28, 2009, 6:33:00 PM  

Dat Dude can't be too happy about dat.

Secor314 said...
May 28, 2009, 8:20:00 PM  

Didnt Tarkenton get the notice that as of Jan 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm having successful businesses was illegal and we all must become wards of the state ?

jgreul said...
May 28, 2009, 8:51:00 PM  

that's Incredible~!

mark said...
May 29, 2009, 12:56:00 PM  
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Sep 26, 2009, 7:23:00 AM  

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