DAN: A Man After My Own Heart
By Dan O'Donnell
What's that? You say you're a dedicated Favre fan, huh? Okay, you bought two game-worn jock straps on eBay and haven't been to work since he announced his retirement. Child's play. You've still got nothing on young David Witthoft, who finally took off his favreite jersey for the first time since getting it as a Christmas gift...in 2003.
That's 1,581 consecutive days and, presumably, at least that many cans of Axe body spray.
It's easy to take shots at the kid for his lack of a wardrobe, but I for one admire his dedication. If Favre could play in 275 consecutive games, the least David could do is wear his #4 jersey for 4 consecutive years, right?
For a 12 year-old, you've got great perspective David: fair weather fans change shirts, but real fans don't, no matter how stinky, ripped, or out of style they may get. Or how ticked off your girlfriend may get. No, real fans keep those tattered rags on and they keep rooting for their teams, no matter how battered they may be.
You listening to me, Ned Yost bashers? You listening to me, Bucks fans?
Wisconsin is a sports state that values loyalty, from its athletes and fans alike. Favre. Yount. And now you, David. I'll be sending you an Aaron Rodgers that I expect you to wear for the next decade.