Ah, the Super Bowl. Is there really anything like it? It has grown leaps and bounds over its forty-seven year history. It's no longer just a game, its an event with a holiday feeling. No other time of the year do more people get together to watch a single sporting event than the Super Bowl.
It doesn't matter if your favorite team is in, or a team you don't care about at all, the lure of the big game sucks everyone in.
It's a great excuse to BBQ, host a party with family and friends and celebrate the end of the NFL season and get ready for spring.
So if over 110 million people partake in celebrating this American game, should the Monday after the Super Bowl be a holiday?
Many fans think so and they are willing to take it to the White House to show how serious they are.
Esquire.com reported on Jan.28 that a petition has been sent to President Barack Obama hoping to get the Monday after the Super Bowl declared a legal holiday.
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 for the administration to give an official response, the petition needs 100,000 signatures by Feb. 23. That might be asking a lot for this year, since reports only have the petition at just over 300 signatures.
Well, if Super Monday is not made a holiday, perhaps the NFL should consider starting the game at 4:30 p.m.EST like they used to.
Let's be honest here.
The Super Bowl is more than a game, it's an event and a big money maker, and not just a money maker for the NFL, but for all local communities around America.
More pizza, subs, soda pop and beer are sold on this particular weekend than any other. It's a carry out owners dream. It also can be a fans nightmare if the game happens to end after 10 or 11 p.m. EST and you are so excited you can't sleep until 12 or 1 a.m., only to have to get up in a few hours to head off to work.
Do you agree with the fans who say the Monday after Super Sunday should be a holiday, or is it a request that will never get any real consideration?
Football is an American game with American traditions, but will it lead to a new American holiday?