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2013-01-30 11:34:00 AM  
Who's playing in the Supergame this year?

When does it start?

I hope the commercial will be online quickly, they really are the best part.
 
2013-01-30 11:55:21 AM  
Oh hell no.  If you want to get too drunk to function properly the next day, call out on your own.
 
2013-01-30 12:08:47 PM  
I'd sign the succession petitions before this one. Man the fark up and haul your ass into work after watching your armored wank-ball for 6 hours, pussies.
 
2013-01-30 01:06:38 PM  
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.
 
2013-01-30 01:07:54 PM  
I have Monday off
 
2013-01-30 01:14:16 PM  

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.


Only if Tony Gonzales had made it to the Super Bowl.
 
2013-01-30 01:15:49 PM  
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.
 
2013-01-30 01:35:07 PM  
Super Bowl Sunday itself, I could see my way to it. We basically figure it a national holiday as it is.

The day AFTER the game? No. Absolutely not.
 
2013-01-30 01:35:10 PM  
Move the Super Bowl to Saturday.

Problem solved.
 
2013-01-30 01:37:42 PM  
Why stop there? How about declaring EVERY Monday a national holiday? Do Fridays as well for good measure.
 
2013-01-30 01:38:17 PM  
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.
 
2013-01-30 01:39:27 PM  
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.
 
2013-01-30 01:44:44 PM  
Lightweights. If it's such a problem move the game to Saturday.
 
2013-01-30 01:45:41 PM  
What a bunch of buzzkills up in here.
 
2013-01-30 01:50:19 PM  

p the boiler: What a bunch of buzzkills up in here.


I'm sayin'.
 
2013-01-30 01:55:42 PM  
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 enjoyable
More viewers
more tax revenue
fewer car accidents
No decrease in Sunday night prime time viewership

Never happen. Works too well. America has never seen an obvious and simple solution that we won't ignore for sake of tradition
 
2013-01-30 02:00:22 PM  

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.


I don't think WBC gets into the game of supporting certain political candidates or policies, per se. They just have a generalized "God hates f*gs" message that's supposedly based on their interpretation of their faith.

Can't lower the boom on that, I'm afraid...
 
2013-01-30 02:01:31 PM  

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.
 
2013-01-30 02:01:54 PM  

Champion of the Sun: America has never seen an obvious and simple solution that we won't ignore for sake of tradition


Sadly, this. :/
 
2013-01-30 02:02:18 PM  

Champion of the Sun: It'd have a huge economic impact.


Yes, because PEOPLE WON'T BE GOING TO FRICKIN WORK ON MONDAY.
 
2013-01-30 02:09:24 PM  
As much as I love football, I don't think any multi-billion dollar "non-profit" needs its own national holiday. We already subsidize them enough.
 
2013-01-30 02:19:06 PM  

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.


Hey, put that in a petition and I'll sign it!
 
2013-01-30 02:30:20 PM  
That's what sick days are for.

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).

I wouldn't complain if it was a national holiday though, obviously. Still, I work in an industry that only has about 6 holidays a year so I probably wouldn't get this one off anyway.
 
2013-01-30 02:33:07 PM  
Football is dumb.
 
2013-01-30 02:35:49 PM  

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.


I don't know... I think I feel better about skipping church on Sunday night to get drunk than I would for skipping Sunday morning because I'm hungover.

/Sunday morning is more important, because more people go to the service.
 
2013-01-30 02:41:14 PM  
Even if Obama did do this, wouldn't it just be one of those phony baloney holidays that no one gets off unless they work for a bank or the government?
 
2013-01-30 02:49:52 PM  
Bread and circuses
 
2013-01-30 03:05:01 PM  

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.


After they expand the regular season and add another round to the pay offs, Monday after the super bowl will be presidents day.
 
2013-01-30 03:10:35 PM  

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 enjoyable
More viewers
more tax revenue
fewer car accidents
No decrease in Sunday night prime time viewership

Never happen. Works too well. America has never seen an obvious and simple solution that we won't ignore for sake of tradition


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.
 
2013-01-30 03:11:47 PM  

jimpoz: Move the Super Bowl to Saturday.

Problem solved.


Fark will not allow me to make a THIS font large enough to do it just but THIS!!!

It's always been on a Sunday is NOT a good farking reason for not moving it.
 
2013-01-30 03:25:26 PM  
i would rather declare election day as April 16
 
2013-01-30 03:30:17 PM  
farking retarded bullshiat
 
2013-01-30 03:30:57 PM  

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.


I was thinking of people driving hungover in the morning. I'm sure the drunken idiots will still wreck the night of the game. Maybe more accidents if it's a saturday night and people drink more though. So maybe a wash?
 
2013-01-30 03:32:29 PM  
We don't need any additional national holidays- how about move President's day or MLK day to the Monday after the Super Bowl and compromise? No losses to national productivity, and everyone gets their day off.
 
2013-01-30 03:33:05 PM  
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
 
2013-01-30 03:33:43 PM  
I'm in favor of moving President's day. It's a completely arbitrary day anyways
 
2013-01-30 03:34:26 PM  

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


Well, it's not free if you're the one paying the bills
 
2013-01-30 03:37:39 PM  

Champion of the Sun: Bars would sell a ton more liquor to people after the game

people would stay and party

fewer car accidents


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.

I don't have any data to support this but I would be pretty surprised if cops are more concerned about Monday morning hungover drivers causing accidents than they are of people Sun night driving home after the game.

Why do they play the NCAA championship on a Monday, by the way?
 
2013-01-30 03:40:06 PM  

Electromax: Why do they play the NCAA championship on a Monday, by the way?


Because there's no more Monday Night Football by that date so they get to fill that void.

/agree it's stupid
//haven't watched a full BCS title game in years
///BTW, the actual NCAA championship game isn't on a Monday
////North Dakota St. is your Division I Football champion (back-to-back)
 
2013-01-30 03:49:00 PM  

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.



Yeah but you're more likely to linger for an hour or so after the game to sober up if it's a Saturday night than Sunday. But yeah, there'll be more drunks on the road. Maybe more drunks on the road at 3am is better than 10pm Sunday night though. Drunks hitting drunks
 
2013-01-30 04:08:33 PM  
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2013-01-30 04:14:15 PM  
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I'm TOTALLY signing this! :-)
 
2013-01-30 04:56:53 PM  
Subby is an idiot.

NFL fans comprise about 44% of the population, and only 6-7% of them will have a difficult time getting to work on Monday.  In other words, ultimately there is no significant difference in workplace attendance on the Monday following the Superbowl, so nothign needs to be done.

In addition, it would probably be more worth your while to petition for an NFL Remembrance Day now so that when the league folds in a few years you can be ahead of the game as far as preparations for that go.
 
2013-01-30 04:57:32 PM  

jimpoz

Move the Super Bowl to Saturday.
Problem solved.


Exactly, and also make Halloween the last Saturday of October
 
2013-01-30 04:59:43 PM  
I've been looking to see if the Super Bowl will be broadcast in 3D, but i haven't found it anywhere and my guide still says check back later.

anyone know.

Watching the sugar bowl and 15 min of the NC game were pretty awesome and I recorded the Con-USA championship game to rewatch since i was at the game here in Tulsa.

Would like to watch the super bowl in 3D since it's just me and my wife and a 12 week old and a bowl of velveta/rotel/chili dip.

If not i'll just watch it in regular 2D,

on a side note, if time is the fourth dem. and I can pause, fast forward, and rewind my DVR on my 3D TV doesn't that make it a 4D TV?
 
2013-01-30 05:05:22 PM  
nvm, it's snot in 3D although watching the sugar bowl did give me a bit of a headache 3D for over 4 hours may be a bit much.
 
2013-01-30 05:14:15 PM  

mcmnky: After they expand the regular season and add another round to the pay offs, Monday after the super bowl will be presidents day


I think they should add another bye week during the season on everyone's schedule, and make sure that anyone playing on a Thursday night game has a bye the Sunday before so that no one ever plays on a super short week. Then start the regular season a week later to bump the Super Bowl back so that President's Day is the day after the Super Bowl. It wouldn't really be that hard, and the NFL could even sell it as a player welfare thing (in addition to the obvious moneymaking for the networks and quite possibly a better product if there are even a slightly smaller number of injuries as a result), making sure that there are no Sunday/Thursday weeks and giving everyone that second bye to recover.

I still think it would be better on a Saturday evening, but they seem to insist on it being on Sunday because tradition.
 
2013-01-30 06:38:27 PM  
If they go to an 18 game schedule, they will likely play the Super Bowl on Presidents Day weekend.

Problem solved.  (well, for a lot of people).
 
2013-01-30 09:35:44 PM  

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).


I remember going into work the next day in 2005 and my boss looking at me and laughing, "I honestly wasn't expecting you in today after that."
 
2013-01-30 10:59:53 PM  
Super Bowl Saturday
 
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