January 12th declared “Aaron Rodgers Day” in Milwaukee County

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GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 11: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field on December 11, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has declared January 12th, 2017 “Aaron Rodgers Day” in Milwaukee County.

This, as the Green Bay Packers prepare to square off against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in the Divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday, January 15th. It is the second time the two teams have met this season, with Dallas winning the Week 6 matchup at Lambeau Field.

Below is a look at the Executive Proclamation:

WHEREAS, on November 23rd, 2016, in the midst of a tough season, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers stated that he believed his team could “run the table” and win out the rest of the season to ensure a playoff berth; and

WHEREAS, since then, the Packers have gone undefeated, are the Kings in the North in the NFC, and defeated the New York Giants 38-13 in the wild card round of the NFC playoffs; and

WHEREAS, in the Packers-Giants playoff game, Aaron Rodgers threw his third Hail Mary touchdown pass in 13 months, a 42 yard bomb to Randall Cobb on fourth-and-two with just six seconds left in the half; and

WHEREAS, on Sunday, January 15th, 2017, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will play the Dallas Cowboys in Texas; and

WHEREAS, on January 1st, 1967, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs in Dallas on their way to winning the first ever Super Bowl; and

WHEREAS, Wisconsinites have faith that the undisputed master of Hail Marys, Aaron Rodgers, will lead the Green Bay Packers as they continue to “run the table” through Dallas and onto Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas next month; now, therefore

I, Chris Abele, County Executive of Milwaukee County, do hereby proclaim January 12th, 2017 to be Aaron Rodgers Day throughout Milwaukee County and wish Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers well as they take on the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL playoffs on Sunday, January 15th, 2017.


  • Really Abele...

    This really has nothing to do with Aaron Rogers and the Packers. This is all about Abele trying anything he can to get good press after forcing a $30 fee increase on vehicle registration and vowing to get another $30 increase hidden in somewhere for all Milwaukee County residents.

  • School for kids that read...good

    Glad my tax dollars are being spent on efforts to take action on things that really matter and improve the city. If I was at work wasting time, I would be fired.

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