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Off Base News: Favre Flips Tark Super Bowl Ringed Middle Finger

Posted at 1:29 PM on May 28, 2009 by David Zingler (10 Comments)


MISSISSIPPI - One day after Fran Tarkenton labeled Brett Favre's actions in 2008 as "despicable" during a radio interview in Atlanta, the former Packers QB hit back.

"Me, despicable?!," Favre shouted. "Losing 3 Super Bowls, now that's despicable. And none of them were even close!"

The war of words between the two NFL legends escalated when Favre challenged Tarkenton to, "Come down here and get a closer look at my Super Bowl ring", before thrusting his left middle finger - adorned with a Super Bowl XXXI championship ring - into the air.

"The only reason the Vikings want an old guy like me," the 39-year-old continued, "is because losers like (Tarkenton) couldn't take the team all of the way. Now they need me to pick up the slack."

Favre refrained from addressing any of Tarkenton's allegations specifically and said only, "I've always been an up-front guy. If Tarkenton or anyone else has something to say, they should say it to my face or shut up."

Tarkenton, who led the Vikings to 3 NFC titles during the 1970s, could not be reached for comment.

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Comments (10)

This is just really, really sad.

Posted by Packer Backer | May 28, 2009 2:11 PM

It's about time Brett fought back to these jerks in the media who, year after year, make their paltry living speculating on Favre's future, all the while blaming him for his so-called indecision. Even though I hail from Wisconsin and have spent my life as a Packer fan, I personally hope Favre and the Vikings kick some NFC North backside this year. Then Thompson, Rodgers, and jerks like Tarkinton can all do the middle-finger dance in unison. Go get em, Brett!

Posted by FavreFan | May 28, 2009 2:19 PM

Farve is correct. Taking criticism from a 3 time loser like Tarkenton is a joke. Tarkenton even sucks at being an infomercial pitchman. This guy is pretty much an egocentric moron who is mad at the world for forgetting his mediocre limp-wristed contribution to the NFL. You suck Tarkenton, and everybody hates you!

Posted by Tarkenton=Loser | May 28, 2009 2:20 PM

You know, you guys should make it more clear that this is a joke. A lot of people are going to believe it, and I'm going to get about 1,000 e-mails from those who think it's true.

Can't you make it more obvious that you're making it up? Please?

Mike Florio

Posted by Mike Florio | May 28, 2009 2:30 PM

Yes! I love it!

This just in: Ted Thompson reportedly in the fetal position...

Posted by Erik | May 28, 2009 2:42 PM

This article is not real, Like Favre would really say that. Get a Life guys this article is BS

Posted by matt | May 28, 2009 2:59 PM

obviously fake but funny.

Posted by iamphoenix | May 28, 2009 3:12 PM

"This is just really, really sad."

Yet somehow amusing.

Posted by bsimon | May 28, 2009 3:15 PM

Some people need to see a big red button that says "SATIRE!!!!!!"

Posted by greenmachine | May 28, 2009 3:39 PM

Tark was a born losser.the Giants could not wait to get rid of him.and he should not be in the hall a fame.the hall a shame instead.Brett Favre 3 time mvp,a humble worrior.and said it right down tarks face.a 3 time loser.tark is a jerk.he don't like himself.Brett Favre is a legend.tark is bullshit.go get em Brett.

Posted by Joseph Matusick | May 29, 2009 9:25 PM

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