In honor of the popular Green Bay Packers quarterback, today (12/12/12) has been declared “Aaron Rodgers Day” in the state of Wisconsin. The state decided to honor the Super Bowl winner and 2011 MVP since he wears No. 12 on the football field and today’s date consists of all 12′s–so what exactly does this special made up day consist of?
For starters, residents in the state of Wisconsin are encouraged to wear their No. 12 jerseys throughout the day and will even be allowed to wear them to work if they choose to do so (because you know–that’s never been thought of before). On top of that, certain stores in the state will be selling shirts normally priced at $20 for the low price of $12–so fans can enjoy that $8 in savings.
So what’s the point of celebrating this day today? I can understand how much love the state of Wisconsin has for their beloved quarterback, but there are so many other ways they could celebrate this special day–such as selling Packers tickets or their famous stock that fans buy for the price of $12.
Maybe the state of Wisconsin should have waited the rest of the season to see whether Rodgers leads Green Bay to another Super Bowl before they decide to give him a day in his honor. The Packers’ offense has been struggling as of lately and faces a tough matchup this weekend against their NFC North rivals in the Chicago Bears–so let’s hope fans can enjoy this special day dedicated to Rodgers and see their team win in the same week.