Favre unretires, will play for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Brett Favre unretired again and will be wearing purple this time.

Pulling an about-face on his playing status for the second straight summer, the three-time MVP quarterback will suit up for his old rival Minnesota starting with Friday's preseason game at the Metrodome. The goal: help the Vikings win that elusive first Super Bowl.

The wait for Favre's decision dragged through May, June and July — at which point he said he would stay retired. But that was three weeks ago. On Tuesday, it all was resolved in a matter of hours.

The team's owner Zygi Wilf and president Mark Wilf met Favre in Mississippi with his private plane, head coach Brad Childress himself picked Favre up at the St. Paul airport, and a news helicopter hovered over their route to the team's suburban practice facility in Eden Prairie. Once the vehicles arrived, hundreds of fans roared when Favre waved as he got out. No less than 90 minutes later, he was on the field in his familiar No. 4 jersey with purple shorts and a purple helmet, a vision that has had Packers fans cringing for months.

Benefit tonight for prep hockey player

The Juan Diego High School hockey team is hosting an alumni benefit hockey game today at 6:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex (650 So. Guardsman Way) to assist 2009 graduate and high school all-star Andy Hill and his family with medical bills.

Hill had a severe and life-threatening reaction to a simple medication, setting off a widespread burning of 90 percent of his body — from the inside out. After surgery and skin grafts, Hill has a long recovery journey ahead of him. He is currently in the University Utah Hospital Burn Unit and is slated to remain in the burn unit until his skin heals properly. An auction will also take place this evening.