Um, of course, what I meant is that OF course the Giants were going to win more than six games. I just phrased it oddly. Yeah, that's the ticket. Morgan Fairchild!
“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
I believe that Tarkenton requested a trade from Minnesota primarily due to differences with the head coach. He was only in the league a few years at that time, so it really had nothing to do with misleading them or quasi-retiring.