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WH Petition: Declare Day After Super Bowl a National Holiday

by Keith Koffler on February 1, 2013, 8:50 am

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.

{ 30 comments }

Just2old February 1, 2013 at 8:57 am

What will they call it? Hangover day?

Regina February 1, 2013 at 9:01 am

Really?!?!?

Otis Driftwood February 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

He’s not a football kinda guy. Now Basketball, he’d be right there.

Hmmm, maybe I should start a petition, Funny Hat Day.

GWShrub February 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm

How about “…funny walking down the steps” day. What a buffoon.

Corey February 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm
How bout ya skip the silly football game so you can be a responsible adult and go to work?

RIGHT ON!!

srdem65 February 1, 2013 at 9:21 am

It’s a PR move to ramp up more interest in the SuperBowl, as if no one is aware that it’s happening on Sunday.

Oh yes, we need another national legal holiday so that those who work in our schools, banks, and government offices can get a paid holiday, and union workers can get double time pay. The rest of America that has a job will still be expected to go to work, and those that don’t will watch TV all day.

Julie Brueckheimer February 1, 2013 at 9:44 am

And the children can spend even less time in the classroom. So what if we’re 17th in the world in science? BTW, my mail carrier would love it.

RickW February 1, 2013 at 9:22 am

This will appeal to Dear Leader since so many of his loyal followers are adverse to work. No doubt a Proclamation addressing the matter will be forthcoming.

Robin H February 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

That’s what personal days and vacation days are for. And if I was an employer and an employee called in sick on Monday, I’d check the names on the petition and see if he’s just hungover. May come in handy at review time.

DeniseVB February 1, 2013 at 9:45 am

Why not just move the Super Bowl to Saturday ?

RickW February 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

:>) They’d just petition for Friday off then, D…….

Star February 1, 2013 at 10:39 am

I may be a little verklempt from watching The Puppy Bowl on Anny Planny. Oh, that’s right– I work for myself!

Margaret February 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Or maybe people can realize that it’s just a game and that they can refrain from drinking AND still enjoy the game. Or the NFL can move the game to Saturday.
This entire idea is stupid.

Pecozbill February 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Seems to me that if a change needs to be made, Kick-off Time should be established as One pm, EST. Mind you, I ain’t recommending the Gob’mint do that — they’d screw that up too! Petition the NFL and their sponsors…. where the rubber meets the road…..

Corey February 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm

How bout ya skip the silly football game so you can be a responsible adult and go to work?

kb February 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

You said it!!!!!!!!! With u on that one!!!!!!

blondie February 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Based on the President’s daily schedule,everyday seems to be the day after Superbowl.
Keith, in all serious,what is the President doing when he doesn’t have anything official on his schedule? How does his compare to Presidents in the past? I’m in cyper war over this on another forum I post on and they insist he’s hard at work doing something,its just not posted for the public to see.

Bob Vitale February 1, 2013 at 1:40 pm

We can’t get Election Day as a national holiday which would increase voter turnout, but we’ll consider a holiday for the day after the Super bowl? Are you kidding me? It’s a football game, nothing more, nothing less; a National Holiday for the day after the game would be an embarrassment.

Susan February 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

It’s all bread and circuses, Bob. Just like that “television show” that Beyonce faked singing at on Inauguration Day.

cincycinco February 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm

How does Obama tell if it’s a National Holiday or not? It’s not like he works the other days…

Obama Schedule || Friday, February 1, 2013
by Keith Koffler on January 31, 2013, 9:16 pm

11:00 am || Receives the Presidentail Daily Briefing
2:15 pm || Awards the National Medals of Science and the National Medals of Technology and Innovation; East Room

All times Eastern

Obama Schedule || Thursday, January 31, 2013
by Keith Koffler on January 30, 2013, 8:31 pm

10:00 am || Receives the Presidentail Daily Briefing

All times Eastern

Obama Schedule || Wednesday, January 30, 2013
by Keith Koffler on January 29, 2013, 7:52 pm

10:15 am || Receives the Presidentail Daily Briefing
12:30 pm || Lunch with Hillary Clinton
3:55 pm || Interviewed by Jose Diaz Balart of Telemundo
4:15 pm || Interviewed by Maria Elena Salinas of Univision

All times Eastern

…You get the idea.

kb February 1, 2013 at 3:57 pm

No they should not…….after all these years now they decide to do this!!!!!!????

HOW A
BOUT MAKING SUPER BOWL ON SAT……..THAT WAY THEIR LASY AS..S…
CAN GO TO WORK ON MONDAY….what makes them so special!!!!…..just dont drink so much the night before……if they are stupid enough to drinkand party so much over a football game ,,maybe they should quit and let someone who needs snd appreciates having job……. and trade in their licence if drinking is more important than their job and income….!!!!

bull February 2, 2013 at 11:48 am

Ur stupid

gracepmc February 1, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Why? It’s not like that many Americans have a job to show up for.

TL Harnish February 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Want a day off; take a vacation day!!!!

wiliam venzke February 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm

If the White House is giving away stuff I’ll take some of that.

Lisa February 1, 2013 at 8:31 pm

declare monday after super bowl a holiday!

bull February 2, 2013 at 11:34 am

If they can make martin king holiday. They can make day after superbowl a holiday.

Darkangel February 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm

A local sports columnist in DC recently wrote that the NFL is certainly not “too big to fail,” and that if the game starts heading downhill in the next few years, sports fans will look elsewhere. Boxing and horse racing aren’t what they used to be in the mid-20th century, and it’s possible that the Super Bowl, by the time it gets up into LXX territory, may not be as big of an event as it is now. Then what? We’ll be stuck with one more meaningless day on the calendar while DC pencil-pushers get a day off with pay so that they can sober up, while working schlubs in Middle America still have to work.

Bad idea. If you can’t handle your hooch, don’t drink it. Don’t go kvetching to the White House to designate some National Hangover Day because you can’t admit you’re a lightweight at your Super Bowl party.

I swear, we are SO turning into a nation of pansies. Beer and football are the modern-day bread and circuses. Soon come the barbarians. Ah, America…it was great while it lasted, wasn’t it?

Daniel Shiner February 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm

I support making this day a holiday. It is one of the largest celebrations of the year!

marie February 3, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I signed the petition!!

gia kirby February 3, 2013 at 9:21 pm

yes make it a holiday yes yes