Asa Jackson’s Number is now 27
Asa Jackson apparently is changing his number to 27. Back on April Fool’s Day, a day when, especially if you’re a reader of this site, you know that you can’t trust anyone, he posted this photo on Instagram:
He apparently wasn’t joking around. This tweet came from earlier today.
If I was a Raven (still waiting on a call), I would want to avoid that number at all costs, at least for the next couple of years. To each his own, I guess.
In case you needed more proof that Asa Jackson’s number is now 27, here’s a Tweet from a fan that Jackson retweeted:
— Rithik Hemanth (@legomania105) April 17, 2015
If you look closely, you can see his signature along with the number 27.
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