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White House petition to make day after Super Bowl a national holiday

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A fantasy football website, 4by4.com, is petitioning the Obama Administration to make the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday a national holiday, according to CBS News, Feb. 1, 2014. The rationale for the petition is the fact that the Super Bowl is America's "most popular event" and that the national holiday would promote camaraderie and make the streets safer on the Monday after the Super Bowl.

The petition also claims that by declaring the national holiday, President Obama would be honoring "the most popular event in modern American culture" and would be promoting "a productive workplace" when workers return to work on Tuesday.

The White House will not be able to issue an official response to the petition until it has at least 100,000 signatures. As of this afternoon, the petition had around 3,000 signatures. Petition circulators have until Feb. 23, 2014 to attain the additional 97,000 signatures and present the petition to the White House.

This year's Super Bowl, between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos, is being played in New Jersey's Metlife Stadium. Unfortunately, most Americans will have to go to work on Monday after the game; but there's nothing stopping people from gathering at the water cooler and de-briefing the game, play by play.

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