Guess the number of purple Brett Favre jerseys spotted during a six-hour trip Sunday to the Great Minnesota Get-Together?
5? … Way low.
10? … Go higher.
15? … Pretty close.
The correct answer: 17! I saw a few No. 4 jerseys right away and decided to track the sightings between bites of things on a stick. I never thought it would grow to near 20.
The business angle is that since Favre signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Aug. 18, the gunslinger has risen to the top of NFL jersey sales lists.
From the period of April 1 to Aug. 28, according to CNBC reporter Darren Rovell’s SportsBiz blog, the good ol’ boy passed the previous No. 1, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. In only 10 days, the former Packers great sold more jerseys than other players accumulated in five months.
(State Fair sightings of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s jersey was about a handful. Peterson ranked ninth on the most-sold list.)