Another Week of Waiting
Back in the day, the Super Bowl used to be played the week after the AFC and NFC Championship games. I liked that. You were still excited about the teams that made it to the Super Bowl, and you didn't have to wait an extra week for someone to be crowned champion. Then, the NFL instituted an extra week in between the Super Bowl and the Championship games. I'm sure it has something to do with money, either the host city has a better opportunity for people to spend more money there, or it's for travel purposes, so people going to the big game have enough time to make travel arrangements. I'm not a big fan of the extra week. I would much rather have the Super Bowl be this weekend instead of next weekend. It's even worse this year being that I am an Eagles fan, so now I have another week of waiting, which will be one of the longest weeks of my life.
There are surveys asking whether or not the game should be moved to Saturday. I'm all in favor of that. That way you can have fun at parties or at a bar while you are watching the game, and you have Sunday to recuperate before you have to go back to work on Monday.
I also found an article today on the PR Newswire that states 72% of HR managers think of the Monday after the big game should be a paid holiday. That kind of makes sense being that most of us will be hungover, tired, and pretty much useless when it comes to productivity on February 5th.
I'm in favor of either one of those options. I would rather see the Super Bowl get moved to a Saturday, but if not, having the Monday after being a paid holiday would be awesome.
What do you think?
[via PR Newswire]