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Super Bowl Monday? Should Day After Football's Biggest Game Be a National Holiday?

One Fantasy Football website owner thinks so, and so far more than 13,000 people agree.

According to a petition on the White House website, more than 111 million American citizens watched the Super Bowl last year. So what does that do to the Monday following? Apparently it leaves it very unproductive for American businesses. 

The Fantasy Football website 4for4.com thinks the most logical thing to do would be to just go ahead and make it a national holiday. The public's help is being sought to do so.

A petition drive was launched on the White House website on Jan. 24, 2013 to this effect. The petition reads:

In 2012, an estimated 111 million American citizens watched the Super Bowl, making it the most-viewed television broadcast in history and one of the largest location-independent gatherings of American people to date.

We at 4for4.com Fantasy Football petition the Obama Administration to consider declaring the Monday following Super Bowl Sunday a national holiday. By doing so, the Obama Administration can promote camaraderie among the American people, keep the streets safer for our children on Sunday night and Monday morning, promote a productive workplace when work resumes on Tuesday, and honor the most popular event in modern American culture.

In order to be considered, 86,665 people need to sign on in support by Feb. 23, 2013. By Saturday, the petition had the support of more than 13,000 people. If you want to throw your weight behind this idea, click here to sign the petition. You do, however, have to create a White House account in order to do so.

Would you like a national holiday declared for the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday? After all, sitting on the couch drinking beer and eating wings all day can be exhausting.

AL February 04, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Here's a better idea: Super Bowl SATURDAY. With a two week break allowed to prepare for the game, why can't the NFL move up the game time by one single day and hold the event on a Saturday night? Then you have an entire Sunday to rest and be ready for the work week. If the NFL insists on keeping the game on a Sunday, then at least bump up the kickoff time to somewhere between 3-4pm EST. Moving the Super Bowl to a sensible time would allow more people to enjoy it for what it is.
Anthony Rea February 05, 2013 at 03:10 AM
I'm all for it being at 3, then it can be played in London some day and would start at 8 there, not 11:30. As far as Saturday is concerned millions of people work on Sundays. Movie theaters, restaurants, retail stores, grocery stores. A lot of people work Sundays. I like the earlier start time idea.
Rusty Taylor February 05, 2013 at 06:06 PM
If you are going to make that a holiday then you might as well make the day after the last game of the World Series a holiday as well AND don't forget the NBA!!

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