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Should The Day After The Super Bowl Be A National Holiday?

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45 minutes ago, Mrbojanglezs said:

The Superbowl should just be on a Saturday

But the tradition is Sunday.

 

and yes, this is going to be a major platform of mine when I become president as a member of the American Party (2 parties is a joke system).  Monday after Super Bowl is off and we have American day. I’m excited to have you all vote for me.  

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59 minutes ago, Mrbojanglezs said:

The Superbowl should just be on a Saturday

 

Been saying this for years.

 

If the league insists on dragging it out to a 5 hour spectacle then just move it to saturday or make kickoff 3-4:00pm EST on sunday.

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Sunday is THE day associated with pro football but yeah, the Superbowl on a Saturday or earlier in the day would make sense. Ends quite late for people in EST, especially kids.

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Why should one get a holiday after their team loses?  To recover?  If so, how about a national holiday following every Bills loss?  Than they'd be very popular.

 

There should also be a national holiday following National Skunk Oder Day.  To recover.

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1 hour ago, Buffalo03 said:

It would be cool to actually get a poll on this but I feel like it should be. I usually put in for the day off of work on what I call "Super Monday". I feel though that since the Super Bowl is a huge event that roughly 100 million people watch every year which is a third of the country, that the day after should be considered a national holiday. 

 

It's been stated that most businesses have a ton of employees that call off on the day after every year. With all the parties and drinking and staying up late Super Bowl night, no one wants to go to work thennext day and shouldn't have to. 

 

What are your thoughts?

 

 

 

 

I don't even get MLK jr. day off

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1 hour ago, uticaclub said:

That's one of the reasons for an 18 game season. That would push the Super Bowl to Presidents Day weekend, which that Monday is a federal holiday

 

I like the idea of playing the Super Bowl on the Sunday before Presidents Day as well. But instead of an 18 game season, I'd start the season a few weeks later.

 

1 hour ago, Heitz said:

Election Day should be a National Holiday, the Super Bowl should just be a Saturday game.

 

Or do what I do and take Super Monday off and shake off the hangover with a little snowboarding... :beer:

 

Me and friends did a Super Bowl ski weekend for years. Until the time I called home on SB Sunday and my son wouldn't talk to me. He was pissed I wasn't home to watch the game with him. 

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The day after the Bills win the Super Bowl should be a national holiday.  For all other teams-NO. 

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It's too close to MLK day.  Believe me, i'd love more days off for whatever reason, but with most private sector employers not even recognizing MLK day, it's pretty doubtful that they would take on another unfunded liability from the feds.

 

having said that, i am super thankful that i've mostly worked from home the last 15 years.  it's a lot easier to hide a hangover when you dont have to physically show up somewhere

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It should just be on Saturday.

 

I don’t care about “tradition.” I care about the better night to party.

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I have always thought it was best to have it on a Saturday. Especially how big/main stream the event has become.

Between Kids having school and parents working, it limits the ability for some to attend social gatherings.

 

I understand we don't need another "Holiday" as not all jobs give employees those days off, but for the majority not working retail, having it on a Saturday would be better all around.

 

 

The only time I was comfortable with it being on a Sunday was the one year our Bills were screwed to play on 1 weeks rest.
I believe that is the last time that has happened too..

 

 

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You're an infinidiot.

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It astounds me how many people are sitting here saying "a paid day off after quite possibly the biggest sporting event in world? Screw that. The guy who came up with this idea is nothing but an entitled prick that feels like he's owed something". 

 

Give me a break. All you people realize we get less time off than any other country in the world right? There are countries overseas that get 5-6 weeks paid vacation and some that get more. There are countries that get unlimited sick time. We have to work our butts off and only given 2 weeks off a year until we work for 5 years at one job then we are granted a whopping 3rd week and then have to work 10 years a one job to get a 4th week. What's wrong with an extra paid day off for nothing? Canada gets one paid holiday off a month and some have nothing to do with their country. They have a holiday called "Family Day" where people just spend the whole day with their family. Why does a day have to mean something to the country in order to get it off? For the love of God, relax people

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I agree with others- move it to Saturday- it makes alot of sense. No way can the day after be a national holiday for so many reasons.

 

If people choose to party in excess for the Super Bowl then plan accordingly- either take a vacation day that Monday or have a sick day saved. If one does not have that option well that sucks for you.

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I agree, it should be on a Saturday. And Superbowl Saturday would still alliterate. 

 

Failing that they should switch Saturday and Sunday around, so Sunday would be on the Saturday and Saturday would be on the Sunday, so Monday would become the Sunday and everyone would get the day off anyway.

How about this as a solution: at the age of 16 you register which team you support. If that team wins the Superbowl you get the Monday off. It'd be a bit like how some companies let their employees have their birthdays off.

 

I also propose that the government signs off on this as soon as Tom Brady retires.

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Having it on Saturday makes sense for everyone but the host cities and television networks.  My guess is this is why it hasn't  changed and won't change in the foreseeable future. 

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It probably shouldn’t be, but I’m going to vote yes anyway, for selfish reasons.

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2 hours ago, Buffalo03 said:

But the Oscars aren't watched by 100 million people and no one drinks a ton and eats a ton or has Oscar parties. I feel like it's completely different. The Super Bowl is a much bigger event

 

Does what you just wrote make you think it should be a holiday? 

26 minutes ago, Buffalo03 said:

It astounds me how many people are sitting here saying "a paid day off after quite possibly the biggest sporting event in world? Screw that. The guy who came up with this idea is nothing but an entitled prick that feels like he's owed something". 

 

Give me a break. All you people realize we get less time off than any other country in the world right? There are countries overseas that get 5-6 weeks paid vacation and some that get more. There are countries that get unlimited sick time. We have to work our butts off and only given 2 weeks off a year until we work for 5 years at one job then we are granted a whopping 3rd week and then have to work 10 years a one job to get a 4th week. What's wrong with an extra paid day off for nothing? Canada gets one paid holiday off a month and some have nothing to do with their country. They have a holiday called "Family Day" where people just spend the whole day with their family. Why does a day have to mean something to the country in order to get it off? For the love of God, relax people

 

I think you might be the only one who needs to relax...

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35 minutes ago, Buffalo03 said:

It astounds me how many people are sitting here saying "a paid day off after quite possibly the biggest sporting event in world? Screw that. The guy who came up with this idea is nothing but an entitled prick that feels like he's owed something". 

 

Give me a break. All you people realize we get less time off than any other country in the world right? There are countries overseas that get 5-6 weeks paid vacation and some that get more. There are countries that get unlimited sick time. We have to work our butts off and only given 2 weeks off a year until we work for 5 years at one job then we are granted a whopping 3rd week and then have to work 10 years a one job to get a 4th week. What's wrong with an extra paid day off for nothing? Canada gets one paid holiday off a month and some have nothing to do with their country. They have a holiday called "Family Day" where people just spend the whole day with their family. Why does a day have to mean something to the country in order to get it off? For the love of God, relax people

We dont get a paid holiday off each month here.

 

We pretty much get the same as you except some are under different names

 

New Years Day (Jan)

Family Day (Feb)

Good Friday (Mar/Apr)

Easter Monday (Mar/Apr)*

Victoria Day (May)

Canada Day (July)

Civic Holiday (Aug)*

Labour Day (Sept)

Thanksgiving (Oct)

Remembrance Day (Nov)*

Christmas Day (Dec)

Boxing Day (Dec)

 

* - those holidays are  bank and government holidays and are not mandatory for all

 

I believe that some of those fall on days where you already have a different holiday such as presidents Day or MLK Day.

3 hours ago, Buffalo03 said:

But the Oscars aren't watched by 100 million people and no one drinks a ton and eats a ton or has Oscar parties. I feel like it's completely different. The Super Bowl is a much bigger event

I would say the Oscar's come pretty close to the SB in terms of public interest. Many people have viewing parties and get togethers, along with pools for guessing winners just like the SB. Except that the SB is probably more testosterone fueled drinking environment then an Oscar Party. It's not that much bigger of an event....

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1 hour ago, Jay_Fixit said:

It should just be on Saturday.

 

I don’t care about “tradition.” I care about the better night to party.

 

Agreed.  We have a party every year, but everyone needs to leave by halftime to get the kids to bed.  Really ruins what is usually a great party, and the next day at work is brutal.  One of the few things I miss about living in Alaska is that the SB was over by like 6:30 pm.

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47 minutes ago, Buffalo03 said:

It astounds me how many people are sitting here saying "a paid day off after quite possibly the biggest sporting event in world? Screw that. The guy who came up with this idea is nothing but an entitled prick that feels like he's owed something". 

 

Give me a break. All you people realize we get less time off than any other country in the world right? There are countries overseas that get 5-6 weeks paid vacation and some that get more. There are countries that get unlimited sick time. We have to work our butts off and only given 2 weeks off a year until we work for 5 years at one job then we are granted a whopping 3rd week and then have to work 10 years a one job to get a 4th week. What's wrong with an extra paid day off for nothing? Canada gets one paid holiday off a month and some have nothing to do with their country. They have a holiday called "Family Day" where people just spend the whole day with their family. Why does a day have to mean something to the country in order to get it off? For the love of God, relax people

Maybe you should join a union or fight for the right for other people to be in a union. I understand your premise but getting a day off after the day of a sporting event to celebrate corporate greed seems to be a slap in the face to the same people you seem to be arguing for. You realize even with a federal holiday there will be many low income people going to work anyways, you know those same people you claim to be fighting for. How bout having a national holiday in order to vote. You can start there. 

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17 minutes ago, apuszczalowski said:

I would say the Oscar's come pretty close to the SB in terms of public interest. Many people have viewing parties and get togethers, along with pools for guessing winners just like the SB. Except that the SB is probably more testosterone fueled drinking environment then an Oscar Party. It's not that much bigger of an event....

I have to say I've never been to an Oscar's party nor do I have knowledge that anyone i know has held one or attended one.  Given my zero interest in Hollywood stars might be the reason.  

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It is one in my house. Every time I move jobs it is non-negotiable annual leave along with the Friday of the draft and the week of the Cheltenham Festival (horse racing). 

 

I have only worked Superbowl Monday once and it was the year I was in charge of a piece of legislation in the UK Parliament which was being debated that day. I had to sit in the officials box in the House of Lords for 4 hours supporting a Gov Minister in the debate on the Bill. Luckily I couldn't fall asleep because the box has the most uncomfortable seats in the world. 

 

Oh and just for good measure it was the year ***** Beyonce cause the power surge in the Superdome and I got even less sleep than I should have had.

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