Aaron Rodgers will be recognized on Dec. 12, 2012. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

12-12-12: Day of reckoning or appreciation?


12-12-12

It’s the day that the Mayan calendar ends … some say it’s the end of the world.

But for Packers fans like Jennifer Brilowski of Stevens Point., this is not the day of reckoning, but rather a day of appreciation for one of the best players in the National Football League, if not the best.

On her Facebook account Brilowski started the movement to honor Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (#12) on Dec. 12, 2012. It was picked up by the Wisconsin State Legislature which officially passed the resolution to establish Aaron Rodgers Day in Wisconsin.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to get perspective on how a career and a way of living your life can have an impact on the society you live in,” Rodgers said today in accepting the resolution.

And just what will Rodgers be doing on that day, a Wednesday, deep in the Packers season? Well, probably practicing - “Mike’s probably going to have a padded practice. I think we play the Bears that week. It will be an amped up practice,” Rodgers said.

And while there won’t be any special program or celebrations expected on that day across the state, employers will most likely encourage employees to break out their Rodgers jerseys and wear them to work.

Rodgers said he will have just one piece of equipment that will be required on that day:

“Put on the belt,” he said.

The following is a video of the Wisconsin State Legislature actually agreeing unanimously on a resolution – this one to recognize Dec. 12, 2012, as Aaron Rodgers Day in the state.

 

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