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

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42 minutes ago, apuszczalowski said:

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.

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....

Well at least your holidays are pretty close to every month. I just started working at a job where we get MLK day off but almost every other job I've had we would get New Year's Day and then didn't get another holiday off until Memorial Day which is at the end of May. That's pretty much near 4 straight months of no holidays off.

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Posted (edited)

I vote yes......the Europeans have way more holidays and vacation time than us North Americans.

 

We need more time to de stress ;)

 

Especially after we lose a 5k bet.....and we haven't told the wife ;)

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All nfl games should be on Saturday move college to Friday! Hell that play 7 days a week now

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43 minutes ago, Rocbillsfan1 said:

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. 

I don't mind that. Why not have both? I've always thought election day should be a national holiday off as well but only president election day so every 4 years we gey off president election day. Agree 100% with you

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No. It seems like a dumb idea.

 

People in one jubilant city can get drunk and puke themselves on their own time.

 

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4 hours ago, Mrbojanglezs said:

The Superbowl should just be on a Saturday

That wouldn't work.  Bowling is on Saturday!

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59 minutes ago, All_Pro_Bills said:

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.  

Never been to one either, but they have them, usually it would be the wife's version of a SB party......

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I dont agree that election days should be paid holidays either. I know here that most employers are required to provide each employee I believe an hour during work to vote if they are working and may not be able to otherwise. But you dont need a full day to do it and people shouldn't need a full day off of work closing all businesses down just to do it. Just like the few who have no self control and cant spend a few hours watching sports without getting so inebriated they will have trouble functioning the next day should be given a paid day off because the NFL played their championship game the night before. If you want to party hard during the game, take a sick day or vacation day on Monday. If you cant do that, maybe reevaluate your situation and lifestyle and figure out what's more important

 

I have never had an issue getting to work the day after the Superbowl, it's just another Monday..........

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5 hours ago, oldmanfan said:

No.  It's entertainment, not something that involves the country as a whole.  Those who like the movies could argue the day after the Oscars should be a holiday.  It would never end.

The national TV audience for Super Bowl averaged 111.3 million viewers for Fox

Last year's Academy Awards, which earned a 22.4 overnight rating, ultimately fetched 
32.9 million viewers for ABC

Not really comparable. 

I would guess far more people watch the Super Bowl than do anything to memorialize half of the federal holidays. 

 

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The host city would never go for a Saturday SB. That would be one less day the hotels and restaurants are filled.  When game is on Sunday, fans come into town on Thursday or Friday( and also allows for those who can’t get a weekday off to fly in on Saturday) and stay until Monday.  

 

 

Move the game to Saturday, fans still come in Thursday or Friday and head out Sunday morning.   

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2 minutes ago, LabattBlue said:

The host city would never go for a Saturday SB. That would be one less day the hotels and restaurants are filled.  When game is on Sunday, fans come into town on Thursday or Friday( and also allows for those who can’t get a weekday off to fly in on Saturday) and stay until Monday.  

 

 

Move over the game to saturday, fans still come in Thursday or Friday and head out Sunday morning.   

that is an interesting POV that makes a lot of sense.

 

That would diminish the return value of hosting the Super Bowl.

 

 

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I blew off work every post Bills SB Monday’s (mostly to wallow in the mire). But yes, somethings gotta give. The late finishes mess up house parties -especially with the recent slew of great SB Games.  Networks should KO at 4:15 like the old days. It’s the freakin’ Super Bowl. No need to push it to prime time to increase viewership.

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Wait! So....you mean.....it’s NOT???

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5 hours 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?

 

 

 

Uhm, no.

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Why waste national productivity when you can just move the game to Saturday? There is a bye week in between, there is no need for it to actually be on a Sunday. You can actually have the game start at 8-9 pm on the East Coast and run late since it isn't a school night or work day the next day.

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If the NFL ever switches to an 18 game schedule with 2 bye weeks, the Super Bowl may end up being on Presidents day weekend anyways.

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26 minutes ago, wagon127 said:

If the NFL ever switches to an 18 game schedule with 2 bye weeks, the Super Bowl may end up being on Presidents day weekend anyways.

Yeah but how many people get presidents day off from their jobs

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1 hour ago, LabattBlue said:

The host city would never go for a Saturday SB. That would be one less day the hotels and restaurants are filled.  When game is on Sunday, fans come into town on Thursday or Friday( and also allows for those who can’t get a weekday off to fly in on Saturday) and stay until Monday.  

 

 

Move the game to Saturday, fans still come in Thursday or Friday and head out Sunday morning.   

 

I’m not sure if it would hurt as much as you’d think. We had lunch Sunday at Del Frisco’s in Buckhead (maybe 15-20 minutes from the next SB - without traffic of course) which shares an entry with the Waldorf (until recently Mandarin Oriental). We were told rooms were $5,000/night for SB week and there was a 3 night minimum. Nobody blinks.  When you host a SB, you can call most of the shots. It seems it’s mostly corporate expense accounts, so you can get away with a lot! 

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1 hour ago, apuszczalowski said:

I dont agree that election days should be paid holidays either. I know here that most employers are required to provide each employee I believe an hour during work to vote if they are working and may not be able to otherwise. But you dont need a full day to do it and people shouldn't need a full day off of work closing all businesses down just to do it. Just like the few who have no self control and cant spend a few hours watching sports without getting so inebriated they will have trouble functioning the next day should be given a paid day off because the NFL played their championship game the night before. If you want to party hard during the game, take a sick day or vacation day on Monday. If you cant do that, maybe reevaluate your situation and lifestyle and figure out what's more important

 

I have never had an issue getting to work the day after the Superbowl, it's just another Monday..........

Have you tried voting in urban areas all over the country where people sometimes wait hours to vote. Those are the people that have to chose to work and get paid or not work and not get paid. Presidential elections are every four years and we can’t even get that, yet people I hope are joking are arguing about getting a day off to relieve their hangover celebrating a game. 

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6 hours 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?

 

 

 

 

First-world problems. I don't feel sympathy for those who choose to get drunk. What would really make more sense is if Election Day every year is a national holiday.

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....shouldn't the explosion of Urgent Care facilities be enough to cover?.......throw 'em an extra 50 for an excuse to give to da boss on Tuesday..............

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Just now, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

....shouldn't the explosion of Urgent Care facilities be enough to cover?.......throw 'em an extra 50 for an excuse to give to da boss on Tuesday..............

 

LOL! I like your thinking.

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6 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

So a holiday for fat gluttonous stupid drunks? Make perfect sense in America circa 2019. Might be the dumbest idea proposed on this forum, and that says a lot. 

 

Move it to Saturday or even to 4pm on Sunday. A 6:30+ start plus waaaay too many commercials and a halftime that has to now clock in at close to 30 minutes and it's barely watchable football as it is. I threw a SB party for about 7 or 8 years in a row but stopped about 4 years ago when just got to be that no one even stayed for the first half. No, that's not justification for a national holiday ffs, it's justification for rethinking a Sunday game that late. 

 

NFl, a league with no common sense because they fear common sense ruins the bottom line. I'd bet a Saturday Super Bowl would be watched more, at least the entire game. Local bars would do better, stores would do better as more people would entertain. 

 

 

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