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Super Bowl: American Tradition, American... Holiday?


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[url="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/declare-monday-following-super-bowl-national-holiday/qPHHlyZV"]https://petitions.wh...oliday/qPHHlyZV[/url]

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[size=5][b] WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:[/b]

[b] Declare the Monday following the Super Bowl a national holiday.[/b][/size]

[size=4][color=#333333][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]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.[/font][/color][/size]
[color=#333333][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=1][size=4]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[/size].[/quote][/size][/font][/color]

[size=5][color=#333333][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Come on Huddle of America, let's get this poo recognized and passed![/font][/color][/size]


[color=#333333][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I mean... if a friggin' petition to build a Death Star can generate the required signatures surely one about the Super Bowl given the correct exposure can, right? Only difference is the White House might actually take this one seriously.[/font][/color]

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This idea comes up on an annual basis.

I support it, but I don't see it ever happening.

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if you need the day off............take a personal day. I've done it before and will again this year.

we don't need anymore "Federal Holidays".

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[quote name='2jakefansinva' timestamp='1359114722' post='2114070']
if you need the day off............take a personal day. I've done it before and will again this year.

we don't need anymore "Federal Holidays".
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Europe would beg to differ. Those people are always out on some kind of holiday...
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[quote name='KSpan' timestamp='1359114962' post='2114072']
Europe would beg to differ. Those people are always out on some kind of holiday...
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I guess you' right, with the national days i must be around 45 / year

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On a side note, why is ESPN calling it the National Football League Championship rather than the Super Bowl?

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Play the game on Sat. Solved.

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[quote name='stirs' timestamp='1359120594' post='2114103']
On a side note, why is ESPN calling it the National Football League Championship rather than the Super Bowl?
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I don't know. My guesses would be corporate bullshit, immediately followed by the entire channels' obsession with saying "National. Football. League." instead of NFL.

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i don't usually work on mondays anyway.

not a bad idea, tho. americans don't take enough time off.

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I support this idea....

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[quote name='2jakefansinva' timestamp='1359114722' post='2114070']
if you need the day off............take a personal day. I've done it before and will again this year.

we don't need anymore "Federal Holidays".
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It's not always easy just to take a personal day when you want to. It depends on the industry, especially during the Superbowl.

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It is more of a Holiday than anything. I end up having to be super careful on which superbowl party I decide to attend because most are just Holiday parties and nobody watches the superbowl. At certain places people think I'm being anti-social because I actually sit down and watch the game.

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