Should Monday after Super Bowl be a holiday?
JAN 25, 2013 3:34p ET
A fantasy football website has filed a petition with the White House in hopes of declaring the Monday following the Super Bowl a national holiday.
The petition reads:
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.
In order for the administration to review the petition, it must receive 100,000 signatures within a 30-day window.
Last year, an estimated 111 million people across the United States watched the Super Bowl, making it the most-watched TV program in history.
The Super Bowl holiday petition was created on Jan. 24, 2013 and as of Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m. ET, it had received 4,376 signatures.
So what do you think? Should the Monday after the Super Bowl be a national holiday? If so, you might want to sign the petition.