Saturday, May 09, 2009

Brett, Fran, and 10,000 Lakes

Lance tells us:
The Minnesota Vikings won't be signing Brett Favre after all, according to a report.
Now we know why the Yahoo Sports report that Brett Favre told the Minnesota Vikings he was going to stay retired went unconfirmed.
Most Viking fans and sports reporters must be pretty young. They don't seem to remember much about another Viking quarterback that scrambled willy-nilly more than 40 years ago.
Fran Tarkenton was given the nickname "Scramblin' Fran" because he frequently ran around in the backfield to avoid being sacked by the opposition.1
The marine archaelogists in our secret basement laboratory have researched the issue and their findings conclude:
Marine archaeologists... have discovered what they believe to be the wreck of a Viking ship at the bottom the country's largest lake.
Ironically, the translated name of that lake is 'The NFC- Central Division.'

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