In Fran Tarkenton's day there were no message boards but fans and opoposing team members talked about him in the media all the time.
And the comments I read here about him are just about the same as the ones about him. They made me laugh then and I wasn't a Vikings fan. You just couldn't help but marvel at the little guy making the opposing defenses look like Larry, Curly, & Moe.
Al Michaels noted a couple of times that the defensive linemen were getting gassed just trying to catch up with Wilson and showed pictures of them with their tongues virtually hanging out.
He will get caught now and then but his linemen have realized they need to keep blocking and make ways for him to escape. Lets hope we get this entertainment for years to come.