An online petition asking to make the day after the Super Bowl a holiday has recently surfaced. Josh Moore, the man who organized the petition, and the wonderful people at 4for4.com have put their full support behind this worthwhile effort.
The petition's official homepage displayed this message:
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.
96,559 signatures are needed by February 23 in order to reach the petition's goal of 100,000 total signatures. So far, 3,441 signatures have been counted.
If the signature goal is reached, the Obama Administration will take a serious look into this superb request.
This Super Bowl holiday might be more beneficial than you think. AOL's Jobs website stated that employment website Glassdoor and workforce management consultant company Kronos Inc. came up with an interesting statistic - "Americans are more likely to waste time or call in sick on the Monday following the Super Bowl than any other day."
AOL Jobs also listed more interesting discoveries about this topic:
For each employee, companies lose an average of $3.16 for every 10 minutes of time used discussing the Super Bowl and activities related to the game, such as managing office pools, according to employment-services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.
I implore my fellow American to do the right thing — save your tired hides and make the Monday after the Super Bowl a rest day.