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In Interview, Brett Favre Says He Won't Be Back For 2011 Season

Minnesota Vikings NFL quarterback Brett Favre pictured during a recent football match against his former team the New York Jets. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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In an interview with the NFL Network, Vikings quarterback Brett Favre said he won't be back for another season.

CBS News describes it:

Asked in an interview with the NFL Network whether he's coming back, the star quarterback paused, then shook his head as he said simply, "No."

Of course, points out CBS News Correspondent Chris Wragge, Favre has said that numerous times before but, given his age, recent injuries and a brewing sex scandal, he may mean it this time.

The New York Daily News' Hank Gola gives us some analysis and some tough worded opinion about the 41-year-old:

And what may keep him retired for good is that no team in its right mind should want him...

Favre reminds you of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the one who refused to give up even after King Arthur cut off all his limbs, shouting, "It's just a flesh wound."

The difference is you never get tired of watching Monty Python. But Favre's drama queen act deserves a hook. Even he might have to admit it was a mistake coming back this time.