Tarkenton continues the assault

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton was back at it Thursday, professing his disgust for Minnesota's dalliance with quarterback Brett Favre on at least two radio stations.

During an appearance on KFAN-1130 in the Twin Cities, Tarkenton said that signing Favre would be a "silver-bullet" approach that wouldn't help the Vikings enough to make it worth the trouble. And he reiterated that Favre would "damage his legacy tremendously" in Green Bay if he went through with it.

Tarkenton also sought to put the debate "in the context of sports" and remind everyone that football is supposed to be fun. In the end, he said: "I'm just really tired of hearing Brett Favre: Retire, unretire, maybe I will, maybe I won't. I just have a problem with it ... and I'm not alone."

I have to step away from the blog for a few hours but I'll be back with a few more points later Thursday afternoon, including some thoughts on why Tarkenton should tread lightly around ESPN analyst Marcellus Wiley.