I think that at this point, it is fitting to break out this blog's first ever Star Wars analogy to explain Brett Favre's recent decision to join the Vikings. In Return of the Jedi Obi Wan explains the turn of Anakin Skywalker to the dark side saying, "Your father was seduced by the dark side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed."
And so it goes with Favre. I have maintained ever since he went back to the Jets that Brett Favre is a retired Packers legend. And he still is. No number of games in a Vikings uniform will erase the happy memories of the Favre glory days in Green Bay. In fact, Brett Favre hasn't actually played an NFL game since the NFC Championship loss to the Giants in 2008. After Brett Favre's retirement, an entirely new character surfaced: Darth Favre. Just like Anakin Skywalker, Brett Favre was no more when he left Green Bay. He was reborn as a villain. Of course, I believe there is still good in this nefarious Darth Favre character. Just as Vader was redeemed in the end of Return of the Jedi after his son defeated him, so will Favre turn back towards the light after Aaron Rodgers and the Packers put a couple of whoopings on the Vikings this season. Favre will enter Canton as a redeemed Packer. A Packers legend, just like he's always been.
Oh. And after he dies, I think he gets to stick around as one of those cool blue ghosty things like in Star Wars.
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