The number 17 has always been my favorite number. The reason is really quite simple. As a young soccer player in the AYSO program, I played on many different teams. But because of my awkward height at such a young age, I always ended up with the largest jersey. And during those days the jerseys were numbered by their size. So if you were smallest kid on the team, you usually ended up with the number 1 or 2, but if you were tall you ended up with something in the teens. For me, that almost always was 17. After awhile my parents and me figured this out and I would end up asking for 17.
As it turns out, that has become my favorite number. And if you haven’t figured it out already, a lot of things come back to soccer for me.. I mean, think about, my favorite kind of dog is the dalmatian and they are black and white like the soccer ball. Nevermind that for now, but I came across an interesting article today about my favorite number. The blog Cognitive Daily reported today the most random number is the number 17. They took a poll and found out that out of 347, when asked to pick a number between 1 and 20, the number 17 was chosen almost 18% more than any other number.
Here’s the chart they showed on their site:
Isn’t that interesting? I don’t know.. I just love the number 17 because of soccer, but if you want to pick that number because of some freaky weird “random” statistic, it’s fine by me.