As the off season continues to plod onward, I find myself in the same sad condition as many other frothy mouth unwashed basement dwelling fans. I am bored. I am bored of hearing what team may or may not want to employ Tim Tebow and why this is or is not a grand master plan. It fills me with a compulsion to bang my head repeatedly upon the desk when I hear the preposterously inaccurate and unfathomably early reviews of any given teams draft selection. I am overcome with a desire to drown my mind in bourbon at the sight of the multitudes of fantasy football pre-draft publications that will be out of date long before the first snap of the preseason.
So I asked myself, what can be done to pass the time among my friends at the DailyNorseman? And there came a reply from out in the blue...There can be no better investment of my time than putting together an opinion piece re-casting the characters of the nerdgasm that is the Star Wars universe with members of the proud purple. This friends and neighbors is what happens when Elvis hits the bottom of the boredom barrel.
First, there can be only one choice for the role of our Vikings own Luke Skywalker. Christian Ponder, entering his third season as a starter finds himself at a crossroads. He began in the league as a wide eyed rookie and is a constant source of positive thinking. Hell, he even suffered an injury to the arm... at the end of the season... in a big game changing moment... to the nemesis Galactic Packer Empire.
To reboot the charming Scoundrel, Han Solo, who better than Jared Allen? Is there any doubt that Jared would have shot Greedo first, putting an end to that ridiculous discussion? even after an off-season encased in carbonite, Allen will get more sacks than Clay Matthews!
I see Phil Loadholt reprising the role of Chewbacca. He's big and can pull your arms off if he loses.
How about Jonathan Vilma as the relentless bounty hunter Boba Fett? Too soon?
Mike McCarthy and Andy Reid can fill in for the younger and older versions of Jaba the Hutt.
I think no member of the NFL can truly stand in for the evil emperor except for Bill Belichick. This leaves Tom Brady as the clear choice for underling Darth Vadar, an amazingly gifted natural talent. If only his power could be used for good!
So...I have given several of my own opinions for splendid re-casting choices. In the comments section, be sure to belittle my selections, or just the sole premise, but also give an idea of who you think would fit the theme. Please note that Protagonist characters will be played by Vikings, antagonists will be from other, clearly lesser organizations.