kbronsito: Well... Obama has come out in favor of Cesar Chavez day. that should be at the end of march though. But maybe we can compromise and have it be the day after the super bowl.
p the boiler: What a bunch of buzzkills up in here.
The Onion is prophetic: I find it amusing that 5 of the top 20 petitions have to do with the Westboro Baptist Church. I'm not sure that the White House is able to legally declare anyone a hate group (usually you see the SPLC doing that), but having their tax-exempt status examined probably isn't a bad idea.
jimpoz: Move the Super Bowl to Saturday.Problem solved.
Champion of the Sun: America has never seen an obvious and simple solution that we won't ignore for sake of tradition
Champion of the Sun: It'd have a huge economic impact.
Pocket Ninja: Awesome. Let's amend the petition to make the National Football League the Official Corporation of the United States of America and declare that all sales taxes collected over Superbowl weekend be awarded to its commissioner and his officers as tribute for being the Great Overseers of our National Game. Also, let's get rid of the eagle as our national emblem and replace it with an image of a generic quarterback in profile, ready to throw. Let's declare it a National Responsibility for all Americans to purchase at least one live game ticket per year, too. It won't be a big deal if someone doesn't, of course -- they'll just pay a little extra on their taxes that year. Maybe the ticket cost plus a 10 percent administrative fee. And to make sure that nothing bad ever prevents the NFL from providing us with the entertainment we need (I'm looking at you, head injury lawsuits), let's pass legislation declaring that if the league's cost-to-profit ratio ever drops below a certain level, taxpayer money will immediately be used to fill the gap. We have to think about what's important.
Rwa2play: jimpoz: Move the Super Bowl to Saturday.Problem solved.This. Start the game at 7 ET or even in primetime at 8 ET; the network gets primetime ratings, the NFL gets max exposure and viewing audiences. Fans don't have to think of an excuse to be out the following day.
rufus-t-firefly: If it's that important, tell the NFL to move the regular season opener back a couple of weeks and schedule the Super Bowl for the Sunday before MLK Day. Problem solved.
Champion of the Sun: It'd have a huge economic impact. Bars would sell a ton more liquor to people after the game. It's currently on a Sunday, so when the game is over you just go home. If it was Saturday night, or the Monday was a holiday, people would stay and party. No one is calling in sick to work. People who drink during the games aren't driving with a hangover on their way to work Monday morning. No blue laws to worry about if you're a legendary drunk and pregame for eight hours. So Saturday is definitely the better option. The networks should push for it. If you're not airing the game, you have to give up prime time Sunday viewership since everyone else is watching the game.More enjoyableMore viewersmore tax revenuefewer car accidentsNo decrease in Sunday night prime time viewershipNever happen. Works too well. America has never seen an obvious and simple solution that we won't ignore for sake of tradition
mjohnson71: I know a couple of cops who say Super Bowl night is horrible for drinking and driving incidents. Like worse than New Years Eve and St. Patty's day.
IAmRight: I like how so many people are against national holidays.F*CK NO I DON'T WANT FREE DAYS OFF! HOW DARE YOU!/declare that we get siestas so we can basically work half-days every day
Champion of the Sun: Bars would sell a ton more liquor to people after the gamepeople would stay and partyfewer car accidents
Electromax: Why do they play the NCAA championship on a Monday, by the way?
Electromax: I would be in favor of playing it on Sat but I don't think these things follow. SB is a huge drunk driving night, it would be (probably moreso) if your scenario is true. I don't think playing the game on Saturday would magically make people volunteer to be designated drivers.I could see people more likely to call a cab at 3 am Sunday morning than at 10pm Sunday night, but I assume that would still represent a minority.
mcmnky: After they expand the regular season and add another round to the pay offs, Monday after the super bowl will be presidents day
SlagginOff: The last two major championships in my city (White Sox/Blackhawks) were won on Wednesday nights. I watched the games, stayed out celebrating all night, and still made it to work the next day, if not still slightly drunk (didn't drive, took a cab).
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