Super Bowl Monday: A National Holiday?

Super Bowl Monday: A National Holiday?

Super Bowl Sunday is loved by many people, not just in this country, but all over the world. There are many reasons this game is the most- watched of the football season. One reason is for the game itself; people that love football and sports love to watch this game because it is the biggest of the year. The second reason for all the Super Bowl hype is the commercials, which have been known for years as the debut of the funniest and most clever ads you will see all year. Of course, the Halftime Show brings in many viewers, as they always book the hottest stars to perform. The Super Bowl is a big deal for many people, so should the day after the Super Bowl be a holiday for businesses and schools?

When Super Bowl Sunday comes, people go crazy. There are parties thrown with tons of food, friends get together to watch the game until late, and they stay up for the naming of the MVP, if not until the post-game show is over. With all this excitement the night before a work/school day, is the Super Bowl causing problems for businesses and schools?

This year there were 111.5 million viewers of the Super Bowl. On the following Monday, 1.5 million people missed, called off, or had already requested off of work. In the Seattle area alone there were 700,000 students who missed school. Wouldn’t it be better if there was no school on the Monday after the Super Bowl? Forget Super Bowl Sunday, Super Bowl Monday should be a National Holiday.