Minnesota to Honor Pro-Bowl Athlete in December?
After Wisconsin legislature passed a bill declaring December 12, 2012 "Aaron Rodgers Day", Minnesota Vikings fans felt a little left out. Rodgers won the NFL MVP award earlier this month and led the Packers to a 15-1 campaign in 2011.
Jennifer Brilowski, a die-hard Packer fan from Stevens Point, WI started a Facebook campaign urging Wisconsin leaders to make the second Wednesday this coming December a state holiday. Vikings fans are trying to ride the coat-tails of the idea by trying to get a holiday declared in the Twin Cities as well.
Vikings fans are trying to get a bill passed in the Minnesota legislature that will declare December 12th "Percy Harvin Day" in honor of the Pro Bowl wide receiver/return specialist.
"It doesn't feel right that the Packers get a holiday in the middle of the week and we don't." an unnamed source representing the Percy Harvin Day foundation told 10000aches.com. "They shouldn't get any special privileges just because they have a few measly NFL championships and a couple dozen Hall of Famers."
"The Jews have Hannukah, the Christians have Christmas, and the African-Americans have Kwanzaa." a Packer fan at the Mall of America told 10000aches.com. "If Vikings fans feel that they need to make up a holiday so that they can celebrate a day that is truly ours, then so be it."
The Percy Harvin Day bill is expected to enter the House yesterday, and has been projected to pass sometime during the 2017 NFL season.
"There are still a lot of issues with the bill", a Senate aide said. "We are debating where to hold the event and who is going to pay for it."
While Minnesotans are unlikely to get a day off for Percy Harvin Day, they all plan to call into work sick with migraine symptoms.
Tom McNeil, Sean Salisbury, Steve Dils, and Gus Frerotte were also on the balot to be honored on 12-12-12.
Pittsburgh Steelers management has reportedly started planning Terry Bradshaw Day in honor of the 1978 NFL MVP, two-time Super Bowl MVP, and four-time Super Bowl champion.