Super Bowl 2012: Linking President's Day with Monday After Big Game Is Brilliant

Michael DixonAnalyst IIIFebruary 4, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 04:  A general exterior view of Lucas Oil Stadium decorated with official Super Bowl XLVI on February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Super Bowl XLVI will be played between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Prepare yourself for the best idea that you will ever see.

The only way you can possibly have experienced an idea on par with this is if you were around back at the beginning of the American Revolution when our Founding Fathers decided to make this great country of ours its own. Other than that, any good idea you have ever heard of has been blown out of the water. 

The good folks at have started a petition to have President's Day moved from the third Monday of February to the day after the Super Bowl, which is the first Monday of February. 

This is a move that has to happen. Who wants to go to work or school the day after the Super Bowl? Let's look at who this would help. 


Fans of the winning team

Your team just won the Super Bowl. You need to go out and celebrate such an occasion, which probably means a late night with friends. Remember, when your team wins the Super Bowl, friends encompass any two people who cheered for the same team.

Let's face it, seeing your team win the Super Bowl win is something that most fans only get to experience once in a lifetime, if that. When the rare occurrence happens, you deserve to celebrate unfettered without having to get up early the next morning. 

But what if your team lost the Super Bowl? Wouldn't those people want to move on as quickly as possible? No, they wouldn't, which takes us to our second group of people.


Fans of the losing team

Watching your team get that close to winning a championship only to see them stopped just short is nothing short of painful.

It takes a little bit of time to lick your wounds after such a traumatic experience. To ask a person to pick himself up in less than 24 hours and go to work is just inhuman.

That person has probably spent the last two weeks telling everyone he knows that his team is going to win the Super Bowl. He needs a day to heal, but also to think of some good comebacks for the incessant heckling that is sure to ensue.

Still, not everyone is a fan of the Patriots or Giants, what about people who don't have a rooting interest? They need this to happen more than anyone.


Neutral fans who watched the game

If you don't care who wins, chances are pretty good that you're going to spend Super Bowl Sunday stuffing your face with all kinds of unhealthy foods. Not that I would condone such an activity, but I understand that some people even drink alcohol in excess. 

These are people that need to comfort themselves for their team not making the big game. So, they eat and drink comfort food. That is usually not good on the stomach. 

These people have the right to a day to rehabilitate. Honestly, they're not very effective at work the next day anyway.

But alas, there is one more group of people we have yet to cover.


People going to the Super Bowl

Not everyone at the big game is a fan of either of the two teams. Remember that the Super Bowl is played at a neutral site. It takes time to get there and back. A holiday on Monday would give people a full 24 hours to get home, and they wouldn't have to worry about taking a sick day. 


There you have it. There is not a single person that this move wouldn't benefit. By this time next year, common sense has to prevail. The day after the Super Bowl and President's Day must be one in the same.