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Super Bowl Monday? Should Day After Super Bowl 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.

Marie N. February 04, 2013 at 04:54 PM
why would this be a holiday???? A celebration of violence done in the name of "sport" and for several years now, the halftime show is most definitely not family oriented, just a strip show. So, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, no holiday!!
Marie N. February 04, 2013 at 04:55 PM
totally agree with you!!
Marie N. February 04, 2013 at 04:57 PM
If they make it a holiday it should be at NO PAY!!!! Holidays are supposed to honor accomplishments...I definitely NOT see a football game as that!!☺
bobby black February 04, 2013 at 06:59 PM
No way should it be a holiday. Sometimes I watch some of it, sometimes not. One thing I do not watch is NBA games. If they cannot find something else to fill these time spots, maybe they should just run their test pattern. Just a bunch of goons running down the court and dropping the ball down into the basket.Takes no skill, just being 7-8 feet tall.
Good Grief Y'all February 04, 2013 at 11:40 PM
No. Football is a sport, not a national achievement, and a lot of time is already devoted to it. Enjoy it while it's going on and go back to life afterward. I feel badly for the parents of sons who feel pressured to allow their children to be brutalized, and for the sons of parents who let them be. I hope the sport will be made safer. Many enjoy the game, but it is too violent. I don't have sons, but I have a grandson and I hope his personal participation will be in something other than football.

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