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Fran Tarkenton on Brett Favre: 'It's an absolute circus'

Oh, what the heck, let's throw some more fuel on the Favre fire.

Here's former Vikings great Fran Tarkenton - speaking on Sirius XM Satellite Radio - on the newest Viking:

“I really have no interest in what Brett Favre does.  He kind of lost me a few years ago by retiring and un-retiring and here and there.  I asked a few friends here, maybe 10 or 12 people we were out with last night, I said, ‘What do you think about Brett Favre going back to the Vikings?’  You know who cared? Nobody.  It’s good news for you guys.  It’s good news for television and so forth but the last time I heard, Randy [Cross], football was a team sport, isn’t it?  It’s not just about the quarterback.”

More: “I really think the whole Brett Favre saga of retiring, un-retiring, three weeks ago [saying] ‘I can’t play,’ the Vikings said, ‘We’re moving on,’ it’s a circus.  It’s an absolute circus, and it takes away from all the other things that are going on with the Vikings, with the NFL.  We’re getting ready for a football season and this is a circus and I just have no interest in it.”

More:  “Wouldn’t you be upset if you’re a Packer fan?  I think you’re going to have Packer fans burning the #4 Favre Green Bay jersey.  I think the Packer fans have every right to be outraged."

Photo: AP

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