The Super Bowl on Sunday between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs is the subject of a lot of excitement and anticipation. Super Bowl Monday, but whether you had a side to cheer for in the game or not, the Monday following the big game might feel disappointing.
Sunday night can get late at Super Bowl parties. And because of that, partygoers and those who travelled to the game or gathered with friends to watch may find themselves rushing to get to work on Monday.
Over the years, several have proposed making the Monday following the event a national holiday in order to provide football fans a three-day weekend.
That would also help kids and teenagers who want to watch the game and the advertisements despite the fact that it would conflict with their sleep on a school night.
Because of this, some schools in Philadelphia and the surrounding area are delaying the start of classes on Monday by two hours. The day following the game was a holiday for Cincinnati Public Schools and a few other school districts in the Cincinnati area last year.
According to Martin Conway, an adjunct professor in Georgetown University’s school for sport industry management, the action makes some logic. While it hasn’t attained the status of a recognised national holiday, research has shown that it is among the most “unproductive” days of the year, he said.
According to a survey of more than 1,200 Americans conducted by The Harris Poll for The Workforce Institute at UKG from January 26–30, 2023, 42% of American workers believe the day following the Super Bowl should be a federal holiday.
On Super Bowl Monday, nearly 19 million Americans said they might call in sick.
On Super Bowl Monday, more than 26 million American workers indicated they would likely miss some or all of their shifts.
According to the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the cost of missed production on Super Bowl Monday due to absenteeism and distraction is $6.5 billion.
Do fans desire a day off following the Super Bowl?
In 2014, Budweiser backed a White House petition to declare Major League Baseball’s opening day a federal holiday with the aid of Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith. Could this be the reason why the “We the People” petition tool has been discontinued by the Biden administration?
According to a 2020 survey, nearly half of American sports fans would forgo one of their current work holidays in exchange for the day off following Super Bowl Sunday.
Compared to the Monday following the Super Bowl, more over
40% of respondents stated they would prefer to work Presidents Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, or Columbus Day.
10% of respondents stated they would even prefer to work Thanksgiving or Christmas.
For a long Super Bowl weekend, are you looking for additional tokens of love? Since 2017, more than twenty petitions have been submitted to Change.org, another petition website, requesting that Congress, the president, or the NFL declare the Monday following the Super Bowl a national holiday. Some advise cancelling school the day after the Super Bowl, while others want Presidents Day switched to the day after the game.