When Dave Pehl, a Minnesota Vikings fan, bought his young son an Aaron Rodgers jersey for Christmas, he casually mentioned that another boy set a record by wearing his Brett Favre jersey for nearly 1,600 days in a row.
He had no idea that conversation would mean he would have to look at that jersey for more than 1,000 days in a row — and likely for a long time to come.
The man’s sixth-grade son, David, decided to break the old record with his Rodgers jersey. When WKBT reported on the story this week, David had worn the jersey for 1,034 consecutive days, or almost three years. However, he hopes to stretch the streak past four years.
The rest of the family are Vikings fans too, so they have the added torment of seeing the jersey daily as the Packers (5-2) lead the NFC North and the Vikings (1-6) are dead last.
More than 1,000 days later, the jersey “looks like what you’d expect of a jersey that has been worn and hand washed daily for almost three years straight,” Yahoo! Sports notes. “There’s little left of the No. 12 on the front or back, and only some remnants of Rodgers’ name on it.”
The current record holder for most consecutive days wearing a Packers jersey, David Witthoft, can rest easy knowing his record safe for roughly 500 more days. He wore his Favre jersey for 1,561 consecutive days.
We suppose the moral of this story is: Be careful what you tell your kids, there may be consequences.