“We want to have (Favre) back in the family.” —  Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy, speaking to FOXSportsWisconsin.

“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.” — Everyone else, pleading to the heavens.

Looks like Packers are continuing to the lay the goodwill groundwork with Favre so they can retire his number in Green Bay soon. Earlier this year “It’s not my job to train him” Favre joined his successor Aaron Rodgers on stage at the NFL Honors (who?) to present the Comeback Player of the Year Award to Peyton Manning and now Murphy is speaking on the Packers Tailgate Tour — some sort of team barnstorming event with current and retired players to drum up support for the club during the off season — about making sure all is right with the franchise and its former star quarterback.

Murphy went on to say, “We’re hopeful to have (Favre) back in the fold and get him back involved in the organization soon.”

What simpler time 2008 was when Murphy traded the unhappy Favre to Eric Mangini and the New York Jets. You know what? Murphy is right, it’s time for Brett to come home and let’s forget all this other mishigas about retirements, not retirements, Jets, text messages with sideline hosts and the Vikings ever happened.  Stay gold, Ponyboy.