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    Fran Tarkenton: Grumpy Old Man

    Did a search for this topic and nothing came up...

    Anyone been following this flame war between Fran Tarkenton and Marcellus Wiley?
    Fran trashed Brett, Wiley called Fran a "grumpy old man" and Fran responded, and Wiley took it to round three.

    I just listened to Fran on KFAN and I'm starting to think he's going crazy.

    What's everyone else's take?

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    Re: Fran Tarkenton: Grumpy Old Man

    Fran is a hypocrite.

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    Re: Fran Tarkenton: Grumpy Old Man

    "marstc09" wrote:
    Fran is a hypocrite.
    he's just bitter, because back then rivalries were war.
    You wouldn't dream of signing a player from a rival team, especially someone like Favre who spent 18 seasons beating on you.

    The NFL is softer now, not only with rules and fines, but the rivalries.
    Sure, some get heated from time to time, but now it seems the rivalries are just for fun, and they don't really hate each other as much.

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    Re: Fran Tarkenton: Grumpy Old Man

    He is getting old... but grumpy? maybe... but I don't want to say it.
    Fran Tarkenton is a legend to Vikings fans and should be respected as one.

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    Re: Fran Tarkenton: Grumpy Old Man

    "marstc09" wrote:
    Fran is a hypocrite.
    Explain why his remarks make him a hypocrite.

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    Re: Fran Tarkenton: Grumpy Old Man

    I wouldn't call him a hypocite. Fran has made more money and had more success in his business life, and certainly isn't a "spotlight seeker" now. I think as a Viking legend, he is saying what's on his mind, with maybe a small ax to grind.

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    Re: Fran Tarkenton: Grumpy Old Man

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    Fran is a hypocrite.
    Explain why his remarks make him a hypocrite.

    =Z=
    He rips on Favre for being a me first type of guy, seperating himself from the team and having an explosive ego.
    Fran was also guilty of all three...at least according to Chuck Foreman and Mark Rosen who might know a little something about him.

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    Re: Fran Tarkenton: Grumpy Old Man

    Aren't we ALL just a little bit hypocritical?


    How many times have we bashed a player on another team just because he was on another team?

    Fran is saying he doesn't approve of what Favre is doing.
    In MY opinion, Fran's facts are skewed...I don't think he's really aware of a lot of what has happened, and is instead responding to the oversaturation of media drama that has surrounded this issue.
    Was Fran a media whore back in the day?
    Did he manipulate situations for his own benefit?
    I'm sure he did.

    So is he REALLY that much different than Brett?
    Not really.
    And Chuck Foreman pointed that out quite respectfully I thought.

    So I wouldn't go out and say Fran is a Hypocrite, but I WOULD say that he should choose his words a bit more carefully...and only speak to things he knows about.

    But that's advice we shold ALL take (Even me).

    Caine

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    Re: Fran Tarkenton: Grumpy Old Man

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    Fran is a hypocrite.
    Explain why his remarks make him a hypocrite.

    =Z=
    He rips on Favre for being a me first type of guy, separating himself from the team and having an explosive ego.
    Fran was also guilty of all three...at least according to Chuck Foreman and Mark Rosen who might know a little something about him.
    Yary and Stu also backed up those statements.

    Dear Mr. Fran Tarkenton:

    Who knew you were so passionate about the Minnesota Vikings? As far as I can tell, you don't attend many — if any — alumni functions, and we never see you during the football season.

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    Re: Fran Tarkenton: Grumpy Old Man

    I kindof like grumpy ole Hyprocrites.........

    Comeon Fran, chant with me......

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