Petitioning To Make Super Bowl Monday A Holiday

Monday’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.

Why in the name of Joe Flacco are we working today?

It’s Super Bowl Monday, after all. The day when no one in America really wants to be working, but pretty much all of us are.

Or are supposed to be, at least.

For all intents and purposes, Super Bowl Sunday is now a national holiday in the U.S. It’s a day when millions of us get together with friends and family to overeat, drink a few too many and shout at the TV while watching football. It’s like Thanksgiving in February.

So, why don’t we just treat it that way?

It’s time to make the Monday after the Super Bowl a national holiday – just like the day after Thanksgiving is. And I’m not the only one who thinks that way. Josh Moore is the latest red-blooded, football-loving, holiday-wanting American to pipe up about this topic.

“This has been an issue that my friends and I have been talking about for years,” Moore, the owner of the fantasy football website, told Business News Daily last week. “It seems like every year we talk about how many people watch the Super Bowl and how many people don’t feel like going to work the next day.”

The difference this year is that Moore is actually trying to do something to change that. Last month, the Detroit Lions fan established a petition at that calls or the establishment of a Super Bowl Monday holiday. As of this morning, the petition has More than 14,400 signatures (including my own) and if it reaches 100,000 by Feb. 23, it will warrant an official response from the Obama administration.

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