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12/12/12 could be Aaron Rodgers day in Wisconsin

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The Associated Press reports that the state Assembly in Wisconsin has decided to honor Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the 2011 NFL MVP.

Since Rodgers wears No. 12, the state Assembly has selected December 12, 2012.

Yep.  12/12/12.

The measure now moves to the Wisconsin Senate.

Meanwhile, Brett Favre may want to know why they didn’t do anything for him on April 4, 2004.

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59 Responses to “12/12/12 could be Aaron Rodgers day in Wisconsin”
  1. sschmiggles says: Feb 21, 2012 3:12 PM

    Makes me even prouder to be a Pats fan. The real #12 has been here for 11 years, and we’ve never been goofy enough to honor him with a holiday. He is an athlete, not a saint.

  2. knn9413 says: Feb 21, 2012 3:12 PM

    If the govt were concentrating on more important things to do, we would be so much better off..

  3. cali49er707 says: Feb 21, 2012 3:14 PM

    just a bit much…..u think?????

  4. illiniftw says: Feb 21, 2012 3:15 PM

    I always knew Wisconsin was lame… but Aaron Rodgers day? Seriously?

  5. citizenstrange says: Feb 21, 2012 3:15 PM

    Maybe the Packers can sell the fans some pieces of paper that say 12/12/12 for $1,200 a pop.

  6. slickzmoney says: Feb 21, 2012 3:16 PM

    I’m sure Wisconsin tax payers are thrilled that this important matter is finally being addressed.

  7. bengalsown says: Feb 21, 2012 3:17 PM

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

  8. kidpresentable says: Feb 21, 2012 3:17 PM

    “If the govt were concentrating on more important things to do, we would be so much better off..”

    I’ve seen what the Wisconsin government does when it’s concentrating on “more important things.” Trust me, it’s far less damaging when they’re focusing on this type of crap.

  9. 1historian says: Feb 21, 2012 3:20 PM

    12/12/12 is a Wednesday this year.

    It is also my birthday.

    And it is not long after that that December 21 arrives – by the reckoning of the Mayan calendar that is also the day the world will end.

    If it ain’t one damn thing it’s another

    sigh

  10. christopher525 says: Feb 21, 2012 3:21 PM

    Now, if he’s ever traded, does this get wiped from the records?

  11. nebster21 says: Feb 21, 2012 3:23 PM

    It is simple. Brett Favre’s back up never out played him the same season. Way to go Flynn.

  12. thatdamnsasquatch says: Feb 21, 2012 3:23 PM

    Dorks!

  13. shlort says: Feb 21, 2012 3:27 PM

    Only a fool would find a way to be critical of this. Who cares? Apparently a bunch of inbred losers. If the State Legislature in Wisconsin wants to take the five minutes it takes to pass a bill like this, for one day of appreciation for an individual, so be it. It isnt like it is cutting into time they could use to do something else. Politicians dont do much as it is. Every state with a Professional sports team has done things like this. Of course PFT, and thier infinite hardon for the Green Bay Packers would print this story and put it in a light as something completely absurd. Isnt like the Federal Government is making 12/12/2012 a national holiday. No one will get a day off from work for it, not even in Wisconsin.

  14. farvite says: Feb 21, 2012 3:29 PM

    We’ll never forget you Brent!

  15. mrizzo44 says: Feb 21, 2012 3:30 PM

    The Bills are also trying to make 14/14/14 Ryan Fitzpatrick day.

  16. nineroutsider says: Feb 21, 2012 3:31 PM

    Well, don’t leave us hanging, does it have bi-partisan support? It must have been quite a contentious debate; that Senate battle will be epic.

  17. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 21, 2012 3:33 PM

    I thought every day was Aaron Rodgers day in Wisconsin.

  18. anthonydilweg says: Feb 21, 2012 3:38 PM

    As a packers fan…this is lame. smh

  19. stlpimp says: Feb 21, 2012 3:39 PM

    I thought this artcile said “Aaron Rodgers is Gay”

  20. xtb3 says: Feb 21, 2012 3:41 PM

    Favre/Rodgers. Giants beat em’ both right in Green Bay in p-layoffs and went on to win the league championship. Getting even finally with Bart Starr.

  21. rickyprosnit says: Feb 21, 2012 3:42 PM

    Brett Favres backup did out play him…go look back at the Green bay @ Dallas in 07…and this is a true Packer fan

  22. captaintriumph says: Feb 21, 2012 3:42 PM

    Seems funny to do this after getting blown-out at home in the first playoff game.

  23. rajbais says: Feb 21, 2012 3:43 PM

    Just do it!!! It sounds great without the nuances!!!!

  24. rc33 says: Feb 21, 2012 3:54 PM

    Important stuff being accomplished by the Wisconsin legislature these days.
    Q: are those hygiene-challenged grease stains still hanging out in the capitol rotunda?

  25. cleverbob says: Feb 21, 2012 3:57 PM

    Anyone voting against it will be promptly thrown out in a recall election.

  26. imaginesuperbowlwin says: Feb 21, 2012 4:07 PM

    Does anybody outside of the Lambeau Trailer Park really give a hoot?

  27. tjjohnson98 says: Feb 21, 2012 4:09 PM

    It’s just a good thing that they’re getting this in before 12/21/12…

  28. marcules33 says: Feb 21, 2012 4:15 PM

    Screw Rodgers!! 12/12/12 is my birthday. I want a national holiday for it.

  29. farmmbig says: Feb 21, 2012 4:19 PM

    4/4/04 had to be celebrated too?

  30. gb4mn0 says: Feb 21, 2012 4:21 PM

    rc33 says:
    Feb 21, 2012 3:54 PM
    Important stuff being accomplished by the Wisconsin legislature these days.
    Q: are those hygiene-challenged grease stains still hanging out in the capitol rotunda?

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    I believe those were fecal stains and most of the WI capital “occupiers” LEFT to go stain other cities with their morally debased nihilist message.

  31. israelvaquera says: Feb 21, 2012 4:22 PM

    That is the cutest thing I have ever heard.

  32. bealeman says: Feb 21, 2012 4:22 PM

    @Rickyprosnit

    I was at that game. Flew in from Germany, picked up my Dad from South Dakota, flew down from MN and had a nice time. I remember thinking ‘this Rodgers kid’s got balls.’

    American Veteran out.

  33. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Feb 21, 2012 4:26 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:Feb 21, 2012 3:33 PM

    I thought every day was Aaron Rodgers day in Wisconsin.
    ———–

    You’re just jealous. When is Christian Ponder day in minny? Oh that’s right, never, because he’s terrible.

  34. axespray says: Feb 21, 2012 4:28 PM

    sschmiggles says:Feb 21, 2012 3:12 PM
    “Makes me even prouder to be a Pats fan. The real #12 has been here for 11 years, and we’ve never been goofy enough to honor him with a holiday. He is an athlete, not a saint.”

    no, you just throw him under the bus for not being able to win the big game with the 31st ranked defense and wrs that aren’t clutch, ignoring the fact he made the patriots respectable this past decade.

  35. rabidbillsfan says: Feb 21, 2012 4:30 PM

    Wow, pretty big slap in the face to the prior greats that have called Lambeau home. I’m sorry, but Aaron Rodgers is nothing special. He is no diffrent than any other High-Profile QB right now. Knock Favre all you want, but if Rodgers was that good from the get go, he would have forced Brett out sooner. Jennings, Jones, Finley and Nelson should be getting more credit.

  36. captainbillyrules says: Feb 21, 2012 4:40 PM

    On June 6 of ’06, I celebrated Jay Cutler day with Satan at a bar in Denver.

  37. vikefan says: Feb 21, 2012 4:41 PM

    Seems funny to do this after getting blown-out at home in the first playoff game
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    i figured they would wait till first playoff home game next year when they get blown out

    bet if you buy $250 toilet paper from WI lobbyists it gets passed in a heartbeat

    dont get mad world, what else do they have to worry bout in that state? keeping up with trailer park code permits?

  38. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 21, 2012 4:47 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Feb 21, 2012 4:26 PM
    thankheavenfornumberseven says:Feb 21, 2012 3:33 PM

    I thought every day was Aaron Rodgers day in Wisconsin.
    ———–

    You’re just jealous. When is Christian Ponder day in minny? Oh that’s right, never, because he’s terrible.
    ______________

    No, it’s because 07/07/07 has already passed.

  39. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Feb 21, 2012 4:54 PM

    Maybe they are just trying to show Favre he wasn’t as liked as he likes to think.

  40. tougie1 says: Feb 21, 2012 5:12 PM

    Hey, I’m all for it. It’s less time they can spend coming up with more useless programs I’ll never use, or finding reasons to raise my taxes. Or, maybe they just plain ran out of Republicans to recall? On Wisconsin!

  41. tdk24 says: Feb 21, 2012 5:16 PM

    Wow, they really do have nothing better to do in that state. But does it really matter? 12/21/12 is fast approaching.

  42. turk2875 says: Feb 21, 2012 5:19 PM

    The originality of this blows my mind. I’m being sarcastic by the way.

  43. roastbeefsandwich says: Feb 21, 2012 5:43 PM

    It’s great that Lynn Dickey is finally getting the honor he deserved.

  44. gb4mn0 says: Feb 21, 2012 5:48 PM

    vikefan says:
    Feb 21, 2012 4:41 PM
    dont get mad world, what else do they have to worry bout in that state? keeping up with trailer park code permits?

    ——————————————–

    According to the 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics 3.8% of the population of MN lives in trailers vs 3.6% in the state of WI. So it’s obvious that the MN legislature would be more concerned with collecting fees for trailer park permits from all you gender bending Helga hat wearing members of the Empty Trophy Case Gang in Manya$$holesrus, MN.

  45. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 21, 2012 5:53 PM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Feb 21, 2012 5:48 PM
    vikefan says:
    Feb 21, 2012 4:41 PM
    dont get mad world, what else do they have to worry bout in that state? keeping up with trailer park code permits?

    ——————————————–

    According to the 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics 3.8% of the population of MN lives in trailers vs 3.6% in the state of WI. So it’s obvious that the MN legislature would be more concerned with collecting fees for trailer park permits from all you gender bending Helga hat wearing members of the Empty Trophy Case Gang in Manya$$holesrus, MN.
    _______

    Looks like there’s at least one person in Sconny who has plenty of time on his hands.

  46. bullcharger says: Feb 21, 2012 5:58 PM

    12 is to Rodgers as LT is to LaDainian Tomlinson.

    Neither are the real version.

  47. iluvbears says: Feb 21, 2012 6:30 PM

    And then the world ends nine days later.

  48. bigbluefan1 says: Feb 21, 2012 6:45 PM

    If they did this for Payton they would have to rename the Indy Manningville

    Does everyone get free car ins that day?

    I heard they were going to have a parade as well but no one could figure out which trailer park was going to get the honors.

  49. gus1779 says: Feb 21, 2012 6:54 PM

    I think people hate when politicians act like they are part of the team, like making stupid playoff bets with senators,governors,etc from the opposing team’s state and trying to get in the spotlight on the the home team’s coat-tails. Give it a rest, it’s sickening. Another thing…fans go to title celebrations so celebrate with the team, but every time you see one of these, there is some fat city mayor who needs to get in the spotlight and address the crowd as if he was a part of it. Stop it already.

  50. purpleguy says: Feb 21, 2012 6:58 PM

    Well, maybe this landmark legislation will bring together the one-half of the legislators fighting recalls and the other half hiding out in dingy hotels to avoid session quorums.

  51. waxedagain says: Feb 21, 2012 7:05 PM

    Interesting that the world is supposed to end on 12/21/12…9 days after 12/12…9 is the mystical symbol for death….good luck, Aaron

  52. packsucks says: Feb 21, 2012 7:36 PM

    I live in Wisconsin and this is STUPID it just shows the stupidity of the our lawmakers makes me sick!

  53. diversitydemocracy2011 says: Feb 21, 2012 7:52 PM

    Much as I like Aaron Rodgers, I find this form of celebration very unfair to other Packer greats like Clay Matthews. The chances of recognition for the Packers’ linebacker on 52/52/52 are very remote.

  54. northsidesteel says: Feb 21, 2012 9:06 PM

    What a slow news day. Who would have thought that the Wisconsin legislature would see fit to honor Terry Bradshaw this way?

  55. bvanbvan says: Feb 21, 2012 9:20 PM

    Screw Burt…
    Favre can wait until 4/4/4444!

  56. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Feb 21, 2012 10:51 PM

    Now I usually have some sympathy for them…but Vikes fans shouldn’t be commenting on this…what have the Vikes ever done except shoot themselves in the foot?

  57. madnova says: Feb 22, 2012 12:22 AM

    Favre had his day back in ’09 after breaking Marino’s TD record.

  58. tommccrossin says: Feb 22, 2012 1:50 AM

    Favre’s only surprised they haven’t announced Aaron Rodgers day sooner

  59. originalsteelcurtain says: Feb 22, 2012 11:05 AM

    Dude wins ONE Super Bowl and he gets his own day?

    12/12/12…jinx

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