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#1 Mark Vader

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

I wasn't sure if I should post this here or on PPP.

I'm sure many of us would like this.

https://petitions.wh...oliday/qPHHlyZV

#2 BringBackFergy

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

As if American productivity isn't down already, not to mention the millions of people who are out of work or those who choose not to find work, another day off is not what we need.

That being said, we could move the Superbowl to Saturday night and have Sunday to recover....but that just makes too much sense.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

Or just build the schedule backwards off MLK weekend instead of forward off of Labor Day week....

#4 BringBackFergy

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 29 January 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

Or just build the schedule backwards off MLK weekend instead of forward off of Labor Day week....

Not bad

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

View PostBringBackFergy, on 29 January 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

As if American productivity isn't down already, not to mention the millions of people who are out of work or those who choose not to find work, another day off is not what we need.

That being said, we could move the Superbowl to Saturday night and have Sunday to recover....but that just makes too much sense.
I agree and it makes sense for the TV watching public.  But I would guess that the host city wants Saturday night for local establishments to have one big last money grab.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

Or adjust the schedule so that the superbowl is always on President's Day weekend then a lot of people already would have Monday off.

Not saying add another waiting weekend but maybe an extra bye week or something along those lines.

EDIT:
The MLK day idea is even better.

Edited by Metal Man, 29 January 2013 - 01:45 PM.


#7 NoSaint

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

View PostBringBackFergy, on 29 January 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:



Not bad

Only issue is it tosses playoffs into the holidays, and August is hot for early season games

I guess you could say something like Presidents' Day but you miss that nice September weather and add cold weather games.

But either discussion is an issue for 18 game seasons too, and the nfl has that talk still

#8 Mark Vader

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

View PostBringBackFergy, on 29 January 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

As if American productivity isn't down already, not to mention the millions of people who are out of work or those who choose not to find work, another day off is not what we need.

That being said, we could move the Superbowl to Saturday night and have Sunday to recover....but that just makes too much sense.
Yeah that does make too much sense.

View PostCodeMonkey, on 29 January 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:

I agree and it makes sense for the TV watching public.  But I would guess that the host city wants Saturday night for local establishments to have one big last money grab.
I think you got that right.

#9 BringBackFergy

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

I think our ideas are better...so the next logical step is to Petition the White House to Deny the Petition for Superbowl Monday Holiday??? Maybe we should form a PAC for this.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 29 January 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

Or just build the schedule backwards off MLK weekend instead of forward off of Labor Day week....

He, that is super genius

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

I have thought about the Saturday idea for a while, but can see why they think it would hurt ratings. Sunday is the night with least distractions, and yes, most football fans would watch either night. But there be a whole lot, prolly 30% i am guessing, who would not stay in to watch the game on a Saturday night. Too much else to do..hell i would prolly even go out to a nice dinner first and DVR the thing if was on a Saturday night

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

View PostBringBackFergy, on 29 January 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

As if American productivity isn't down already, not to mention the millions of people who are out of work or those who choose not to find work, another day off is not what we need.

That being said, we could move the Superbowl to Saturday night and have Sunday to recover....but that just makes too much sense.

this

#13 NoSaint

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

View Postplenzmd1, on 29 January 2013 - 02:38 PM, said:

I have thought about the Saturday idea for a while, but can see why they think it would hurt ratings. Sunday is the night with least distractions, and yes, most football fans would watch either night. But there be a whole lot, prolly 30% i am guessing, who would not stay in to watch the game on a Saturday night. Too much else to do..hell i would prolly even go out to a nice dinner first and DVR the thing if was on a Saturday night

Plus Friday and Saturday are your major corporate parties on site.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 29 January 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

Or just build the schedule backwards off MLK weekend instead of forward off of Labor Day week....

Can't have it on MLK weekend.  Every four years it would compete with the inauguration. Just saying

#15 BringBackFergy

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 29 January 2013 - 02:50 PM, said:

Plus Friday and Saturday are your major corporate parties on site.
....and Saturday night would conflict with reruns of HeeHaw and Bowling for Dollars

(dating myself now)

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

View PostZip, on 29 January 2013 - 03:03 PM, said:



Can't have it on MLK weekend.  Every four years it would compete with the inauguration. Just saying

wasnt aware that happened late on a sunday night.....

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

View Postplenzmd1, on 29 January 2013 - 02:38 PM, said:

I have thought about the Saturday idea for a while, but can see why they think it would hurt ratings. Sunday is the night with least distractions, and yes, most football fans would watch either night. But there be a whole lot, prolly 30% i am guessing, who would not stay in to watch the game on a Saturday night. Too much else to do..hell i would prolly even go out to a nice dinner first and DVR the thing if was on a Saturday night
Even if the Bills were in the Super Bowl?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

National Holidays should be saved for things like the country being founded or recognizing a pivotal civil rights leader. A football game is hardly a reason to have off work and to have it be a National "Holiday"

#19 KD in CT

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

Come on, does anyone over the age of 25 really need to 'recover' from the Super Bowl?  I get a bigger buzz when we go out to dinner with another couple and order two bottles of wine than I will watching the game.


But the simple solution is to move kickoff up a few hours.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 29 January 2013 - 03:39 PM, said:

National Holidays should be saved for things like the country being founded or recognizing a pivotal civil rights leader. A football game is hardly a reason to have off work and to have it be a National "Holiday"

i mean, we could dedicate it to someone - we dont have to call it super bowl monday.... just next time they discuss adding the honor to someone, we should nudge them that way!





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