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Brett Favre reiterates he’s not playing in 2011

The man who simply can’t bring himself to walk away from the NFL says he really is done after this year.

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was asked in an NFL Network interview whether he will return to play in 2011, and he offered a one-word answer.

“No,” Favre said.

That’s what Favre has said throughout this season, starting on the day he returned to the Vikings in August. He’s been adamant that his 20th season will be his last.

Of course, Favre has said he’s done playing plenty of times before, and yet he’s still out there, playing at age 41. Who’s to say he won’t come back and play at age 42?

And Favre himself acknowledges that he really isn’t thinking that far in advance, and he’s really just thinking about trying to get the Vikings to the playoffs this year.

“That’s my goal,” Favre said. “But I am thinking we have to win this game and that gives us hope for the next one.”

So Favre is focusing all his attention on next week, not next year.

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53 Responses to “Brett Favre reiterates he’s not playing in 2011”
  1. fngs1 says: Nov 12, 2010 6:52 AM

    Good about time.

  2. jimmy1smith says: Nov 12, 2010 6:53 AM

    How many times has Favre made a statement regarding his future that turned out to be something other than the truth? I get the point he has a right to change his mind but we also have the right not to believe anything that comes out of his mouth, especially the denials that it wasn’t his junk on Jenn’s cell phone or the Vikings never tampered with him after his first so called retirement.

    The one factor that might make this is last season is that Col Clueless Klink is far less likely to don his dress and knee pads to get BrINT to come back. And its our collective prayer that Klink survives to next year if only to see him live with the charade that T Jack Off is a real NFL QB.

  3. stellarperformance says: Nov 12, 2010 7:03 AM

    His wife probably put the hammer down once and for all, to save him from himself.

  4. sdw2001 says: Nov 12, 2010 7:16 AM

    Loved going through the word press crap…thanks. BRETT FAVRE!

  5. ejtowne says: Nov 12, 2010 7:18 AM

    If being physical was all that mattered then, I might say he would be back next year… But he is done mentally, was done at the end of 2009. You need both tools to make in in the NFL.

  6. henryd3rd says: Nov 12, 2010 7:20 AM

    Well, what a surprise! Brett’s going to hang them up after this season. I’ll believe it when he signs his retirement papers and collect his first pension check

  7. starman2112 says: Nov 12, 2010 7:21 AM

    o.k. brINT, whatever you say…..

  8. rarelyserious says: Nov 12, 2010 7:22 AM

    Word is, his cell plan ends in December!

  9. msannomalley says: Nov 12, 2010 7:28 AM

    I’ll believe it when the retirement papers are in the commissioner’s hands.

  10. dccowboy says: Nov 12, 2010 7:37 AM

    erp, it appears we have to change our usernames now that you’re on WordPress. That’s gonna cause some confusion re the regulars.

  11. knucklebucket says: Nov 12, 2010 7:48 AM

    I’ll believe it when I see it. It’ll be a great day when this circus is finally over.

  12. dscib says: Nov 12, 2010 7:50 AM

    stopped caring in 2006…

  13. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Nov 12, 2010 7:57 AM

    for once I believe him

  14. jagmania65 says: Nov 12, 2010 7:59 AM

    Also, Bill Clinton reiterated that he did not have sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. Both equally believable…

  15. alewatcher says: Nov 12, 2010 7:59 AM

    Favre lies. When he files the retirement papers, I’ll believe it.

  16. fergie22 says: Nov 12, 2010 8:01 AM

    yada yada yada etc.

  17. zappa69 says: Nov 12, 2010 8:13 AM

    Most of the reasons people don’t like Favre is because he has beaten you and your team badly at some point. Who cares if he comes back. He will retire after this year, bank on it.

  18. raiderfankirk says: Nov 12, 2010 8:26 AM

    Blanda played till 49….why not?

  19. skimmer0220 says: Nov 12, 2010 8:26 AM

    BS, he’s not done, when they carry him off the field in a body bag he’ll be done

    on a different note if he has decided to retire that means he’s already quit on the season, Great move Chilly to bring him back!!

  20. mikeflorio says: Nov 12, 2010 9:02 AM

    Good think there are no good looking girls in Minnesota for Brett to get in trouble with. That might keep him playing another year.

  21. backdapack says: Nov 12, 2010 9:04 AM

    i thought the headline read:

    “Brett Favre retires he’s not playing in 2011″

    but really, who cares?

  22. leroysbutler says: Nov 12, 2010 9:09 AM

    LIAR.

  23. richm2256 says: Nov 12, 2010 9:32 AM

    The annual Brett Favre “Will-he-or-won’t-he” Traveling Sideshow has begun again.

    Fortunately, it’s getting to the point where what Favre says is irrelevant; thirty two NFL teams will make that decision for him when they all decide he’s got nothing left. Favre should have retired at the end of last season, now he’s going to be remembered for a horrible season and some cell phone pics.

    Personally, I’m glad that he didn’t retire last year!

  24. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Nov 12, 2010 9:37 AM

    Y’know, when the media stops giving this attention hungry boob what he wants he’ll go away. Maybe he can find something important to do with his life.

  25. 28purple4mvp says: Nov 12, 2010 10:01 AM

    Favre is done-he cant stand all the packerbackers crying that he is still playing-and jimmy you sure are positive those pics are his junk-but we all know how you know its his junk so no need to explain-U been helping chilly get his pants on the ground-the same bs from jimmy on every post-

  26. bangithard says: Nov 12, 2010 10:09 AM

    brett favre is like an addiction. He will never go away. After football, he will be on some pre-game show or color commentary…. maybe he will stalk Ted Thompson and seek his revenge.

    You never scorn a southern boy… they don’t forget.

  27. puddinpouch says: Nov 12, 2010 10:25 AM

    @mikeflorio: There are a ton of good-looking girls in Minnesota. Predominantly Norwegian and Scandinavian blood out there, lots of nice blondes. You obviously have never been there.

  28. huskerguy says: Nov 12, 2010 10:26 AM

    What did you do? Grab a copy of this story last year and change the date on it?

    Come on. Give us some new news that is actually relevant.

  29. drexelvol says: Nov 12, 2010 10:42 AM

    Yeah, yeah…blah, blah, blah.

  30. runwright44 says: Nov 12, 2010 10:48 AM

    This is a non-story until next August.

  31. spikeit2times says: Nov 12, 2010 10:58 AM

    If no one ever believes Favre’s answer to the question; just stop asking it. It’s pointless to ask a question when you already don’t believe the answer before it’s given.

    Like everyone else; I’ll believe it when a season starts and he’s not on a roster … no matter how he answers.

  32. demolition510 says: Nov 12, 2010 11:08 AM

    No one cares

  33. commandercornpone says: Nov 12, 2010 11:18 AM

    chilly wont have a job next year.

  34. thuneyrawk says: Nov 12, 2010 11:34 AM

    Not really news……

  35. stellarperformance says: Nov 12, 2010 11:43 AM

    zappa69 says:
    Nov 12, 2010 8:13 AM
    Most of the reasons people don’t like Favre is because he has beaten you and your team badly at some point.
    ———————————————

    No. I lost respect for Favre when he decided to purposefully leave his teammates behind in Green Bay while trying to get management to give him his outright release (so he could play with a team of his personal choosing….because he was running out of time to leave in a manner similar to Elway.) I continue to hope that he never wins anything significant. Someday I can probably applaud what he meant to Green Bay…way back when. Maybe.

  36. Nevis says: Nov 12, 2010 12:01 PM

    Um, the Bills weekly injury report is more news-worthy than this “I could have had a V-8″ post.

  37. footballrulz says: Nov 12, 2010 12:10 PM

    I wouldn’t be so worried about next year–he’s still got to get through his year. He’s tough, no doubt about it, but all it takes is one hit too many–he is 41.

  38. ww2chas says: Nov 12, 2010 12:15 PM

    really? I mean: REALLY?

  39. frank booth says: Nov 12, 2010 12:44 PM

    raiderfankirk says:
    Nov 12, 2010 8:26 AM
    Blanda played till 49….why not?
    ===================================
    Yeah, but from age 41-49 he completed just over 100 passes. He was primarily a kicker.

  40. roddy84 says: Nov 12, 2010 1:09 PM

    He may be 41 but the guy can still play…it’s obvious…on one foot. and i’m no pack or vikes fan…

  41. brintfatre says: Nov 12, 2010 1:45 PM

    Not news… he’s not playing in 2010 either!

  42. rgledz says: Nov 12, 2010 3:41 PM

    @ stellarperformance..

    C’mon….are you serious?? He wanted to come back to Green Bay and they didn’t want him. He didn’t leave anybody, they drove him away. If the organization didn’t think he had anything left they should have GRANTED him that outright release and let him do what he wanted. They were done with him. That’s what they do in Green Bay, once a player is of no use to them anymore, they’re garbage on the Lambeau field curb. They ran CurleyLambeau out of town, they ran Lombardi out of town, they ran Favre out of town………who’s next?

  43. redmomster says: Nov 12, 2010 4:09 PM

    I have a one word response to Favre’s one word answer…….”sure”.

  44. scottwil says: Nov 12, 2010 4:16 PM

    The Packers “ran Lombardi out of town” ??!? There is so much garbage non-information included in some of these boards… buyer beware.

  45. rebalynne says: Nov 12, 2010 4:26 PM

    All of you bad-mouthing Brett deserves to burn in hell. Jealous losers!

  46. rgledz says: Nov 12, 2010 5:38 PM

    @ scottwil…

    Where is the misinformation?? Did Lombardi end his career in Green Bay?? No. Did Curley Lambeau have a messy divorce from Green Bay, including his desire to not even be associated with the team??? Yes. Was Favre the hero of all things Packers?? How about now? There is no loyalty in Green Bay. When you’re done there, you mean nothing to those people.

  47. footballrulz says: Nov 12, 2010 6:50 PM

    No SCottwil–there acrually were issues with Lambeau & Lombardi on their departures. Here’s a good article about it.

    http://packersnews.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20101021/PKR07/101021152/Cliff-Christl-column-Don-t-dump-too-much-on-Brett-Favre-without-knowing-history-of-Lambeau-Lombardi

    @ rgledz–come on man. There’s no loyalty in football period. Montana, Emmit Smith, Rice, Moss,etc. etc. As far as Favre the whole thing could have been handled better but the Packers handled it with more class. They didn’t go on national TV and whine about the issues.

    I’m a little disappointed that Kampman, Harris, & now probably Tauscher are no longer Packers but the game goes on.

  48. rgledz says: Nov 12, 2010 7:43 PM

    True that footballrulz

  49. vikesfansteve says: Nov 12, 2010 8:15 PM

    The winning streak begins against da bears

  50. Deb says: Nov 12, 2010 8:28 PM

    Must be a slow day, MDS. This is a story for next September.

  51. chudzik420 says: Nov 12, 2010 10:03 PM

    florio is a dbag

  52. cup1981 says: Nov 13, 2010 8:19 PM

    mmhmm suuuuuuuuuuuuuure

  53. packerbacker12 says: Nov 13, 2010 8:23 PM

    @regledz,

    Are you one of those Viking fans that claim to know everything that happened between Favre and the Packers when actually you don’t know $hit about what happened? because based on what you said, it seems that you are.

    The Packers didn’t run Favre out of town. Favre ran himself out of town. It was his decision to retire. A few weeks after annoucing his retirement, the Packers gave him every chance to come back but Favre declined. The Packers then just said screw it and moved on with Rodgers. Then Favre changed his mind again and wanted to come back but the Packers said no so they kicked him to the curb.

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