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12-12-12: Last triple-digit day of the century, and Aaron Rodgers Day

GREEN BAY, Wis. – To most people, Wednesday will just be a quirky date: Dec. 12, 2012, or 12-12-12.

A search on Google or Bing shows it is a day of alliteration, time for many weddings, meditation, and maybe, just maybe, the end of the world. Unless that’s really Dec. 21.

For Packers fans, however, the number 12 carries special meaning.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers wears No. 12. So earlier this year the Wisconsin state legislature designated the day Aaron Rodgers Day in honor of the Super Bowl winner and last year’s MVP.

Some public and private businesses are encouraging their employees to wear Rodgers jerseys Wednesday. Others are encouraging $12 donations to the MACC Fund charity. A Green Bay mall is offering special deals, including $20 Aaron Rodgers T-shirts for $12.

Rodgers has said he prefers to deflect personal attention to his team but was honored by the proclamation.

Rodgers’ predecessor wore No. 4. However, it should be noted that the state legislature never named April 4, 2004, Brett Favre Day.

The Journal Gazette contributed to this story.

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