Fran Tarkenton "visits" MOA via Skype for book tour


We could hardly contain our excitement when we saw Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton was coming to the Mall of America to promote his new autobiography, "Every Day is Game Day." Could life really get any better?

Well yes it definitely can. Want to know why? Because Tarkenson is "visiting" MOA via Skype, aka a webcam. It's the first-ever Skype video feed from MOA, so it must be amazing! You know, that technology that was really state-of-the-art and fascinating about 10 years ago? The days when you could "video chat" and it was almost like really being there with someone! Only, they moved slow and their voice cracked out every three seconds.

So if you want to go watch Tarkenton "chat" with you on a giant screen, feel free. It's kind of like watching him on TV, only you have to waste the time driving to the mall to see it.

The one plus: Other former Vikings players will be there in his place signing autographs. Come meet Mick Tingelhoff, Jim Marshall, Dave Osborn, Stu Voigt, Bill Brown, and former coach, Jerry Burns.

If this is the future of "book signings," where the author who wants you to buy their book gets to sit at home in their underwear and travel the country, count us out. Talk about mailing it in.

If you're still interested, here are the details: Wednesday, Nov. from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Find the epic event in the Best Buy rotunda.