Originally posted by SportsFan:
Originally posted by solidg2000:Thank you Fran Tarkenton!!! Telling it like it is on KNBR 680
What he say?
Pretty much locker room is it's own society
In the locker room everyone is a family. Your background doesn't matter, white, black, rich, poor, smart, crazy etc. everyone is family and everyone jokes about everyone and everything. And regular society rules don't apply because you're in a safe place with family. And if they found a weakness they would scratch at it. He said there where times that things went to far and they handled it like men.
Host asked so you had to fight all the time?
He said no, almost never. We handled it like men and adults. It's called conflict resolution, you take the guy sit down and resolve your problems. If you don't feel comfortable you have other veterans sit in and handle it like men, face to face. He said I played with some crazy mofos, huge crazy mofos and sometimes they went to far and I had to draw the line. Even though they were crazy, I'm glad we didn't fight cause they probably would of killed me lol
Then asked about the email and voice messages:
He said I hadn't heard them all, so they tell him. He pretty much said s**t talking and joking is different then in his day. But it all depends on how it was said, context. If it's said in good nature ribbing in the locker room then, I see no problem with that. Then he said, I remember some of the insults we flung around the locker room... Not decent in any setting, and how if they came out they might be taken out of context
Summing it up