A new White House petition that is rapidly gaining signatures seeks to make the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday a national holiday.
The petition, created by fantasy football company 4for4.com, suggests that a holiday would help remove beer-soaked and sleep-deprived drivers from the roads Sunday night and Monday morning. And it indicates that by letting fans sleep off their hangovers on Monday, they’ll be more productive on Tuesday.
The petition reads:
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.
The petition as of 8:45 am ET Friday morning had 12,204 signatures. It needs 100,000 signatures by February 23 to elicit a response from the White House.