Fran Tarkenton last beclowned himself weighing in on the Tim Tebow “Tebowing” whine-fest, taking the side of the godless. Instead of applauding the fact that a quarterback was advocating religion, morals, good behaviour, good sportsmanship and general righteousness, Fran cried and cried about the fact Tim brought too much Jesus to his game and I guess it offended Fran’s sense of decorum. Fran also yelled at Tim to get off his lawn.
As I noted at the time (my comment was oddly deleted) Tarkenton plagiarized a scene in North Dallas Forty in that diatribe, claiming that the scene where the team chaplain says a prayer before the game, then the late great John Matusak jumps up and says “Let’s kill the SOB’S!” actually happened on his team.
Now he’s crying about the fact defensemen were encouraged to basically maim (but not kill) opposing players. Wah wah wah! Let’s have the government get in the act and pass law protecting quarterbacks!
Come on Frannie, man up. What about in Rollerball, where in the last game of the season there are no penalties and no subsititutions and the only way to win the game is to kill all the opposing players? You’d never see Jonathon E or Moonpie whinging like this.