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Should the Day After the Super Bowl Be Declared a National Holiday?

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The Super Bowl is this Sunday in New Orleans between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Super Bowl Sunday has traditionally been a huge day for people across the country and even around the world. It’s all about the parties, the commercials, friends, family and even the game itself, which sometimes kind of gets lost in the shuffle. In order to accommodate the maximum audience for advertisers, the game usually starts around 5:30pm est, which is pretty late for people who have to get up early and go to work the next day.

Well, enter Josh Moore, a football fanatic and Fantasy Football website operator, who believes the day following the Super Bowl should be a National Holiday. Moore and his friends have joked about it for years, as I think most of us have. One thing is certain, the day after is not always a good day for employers across the land who are forced to deal with workers calling in sick or being so hung over – they are useless in the office or on the line.

Moore was actually on the petition page signing another petition, when he got the idea for a petition making the day after the Super Bowl a holiday. Moore posted his petition on the White House We the People page, which you can see here.

So far, the petition has just over 10,000 signatures, but if it gets 100,000 signatures by February 23rd, the Obama Administration will issue a formal response. The petition is currently about 90,181 signatures short for an official response, which means it probably won’t happen this year. But as every Chicago Cub fan knows – maybe next year. Sounds like a great idea though – don’t you think?

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