So now what's going to happen on Sept. 8? Will Favre play for the Pack? Will he start, or just stab Aaron Rodgers in the back during timeouts? Will the Pack retire his number while Favre leads a protest outside Lambeau? Will Favre grant his only interview to Stephen Colbert? Will the Pack retire Favre's old Packers jersey or his prospective Vikings jersey?
Of all the people who look shaky or shady in this deal, nobody comes out looking worse than Favre, even if you believe, as I do, that the Packers are foolish not to take him back.
Favre could win another Super Bowl, for Green Bay or Tampa Bay, and burnish his reputation as a quarterback without erasing his new image as a 38-year-old brat.