Opinion: No, the Day After the Super Bowl Should Not be a Holiday
This idea has been gaining momentum -- unlike the people who want the day off after a big football game -- to either move the Super Bowl to a Saturday or to give everyone off the day after it.
It's a football game.
Suck it up and go to work.
First of all, according to the folks who measure TV audiences, 102 million people watched the Chiefs beat the 49ers Sunday in the Super Bowl. While that appears to be a lot -- and, granted, getting a hundred million people to all do the same thing is pretty impressive -- that also means that two-thirds of the American population did not watch the Super Bowl. They were busy either watching the Puppy Bowl, some other knock-off-bowl, or any number of movie marathons on other networks... or -- get this -- they didn't watch TV at all. Did those non-Super-Bowl-watching-people shove too many nachos into the cavernous abyss that is their stomach while dreaming of not having to schlep into work 12 hours later? No.
Now, let me be clear... I'm all for trying to figure-out how to take a day off and I'm also one of those types of people that enjoys a king-sized helping of whatever happens to be within a 20-foot radius of me, but it's not like we're all running marathons here. We're sitting on a couch and eating and we want the next day off because we sat on the couch too long. And, chances are, if the day after the Super Bowl was a national holiday, we would all be sitting on the couch -- again -- eating reheated piles of whatever.
Go to work.
And, get this: even if you sit at a desk for eight hours a day, you'll still burn about 800 calories, according to fitnessblender.com.