The St. Louis Rams Are Learning To Live with Risk

April 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There is a famous moment in Star Wars (the original) where Governor Tarkin turns to Vader and says, "You're sure the homing beacon is secure aboard their ship? I'm taking an awful risk, Vader. This had better work."
Tarkin had just allowed the Millenium Falcon to escape from the Death Star, with full architectural plans of the Death Star in hand.  Vader convinced Tarkin to allow this, knowing the Rebels would immediately take these plans to their main base.  The tracking becon would reveal the location of this secret base-planet. Vader and Tarkin planned to use the Death Star to annihilate that entire world, driving a dagger into the heart Rebellion.
Let's just say it didn't work out.  It was a good plan that went horribly wrong. They lost the Death Star on that one. Tarkin died, Vader escaped to fight another day. The Empire was ultimately broken and defeated.
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