You will drink a lot of beer on Super Bowl Sunday. Not five, not six, not seven…but the day after the Super Bowl shouldn’t be a national holiday just because you’re hungover.
Almost everyone reading this will be foggy, groggy, cranky, and maybe still under the influence when they go to work on Monday after the Super Bowl.
But you have no one to blame but yourself.
While there will be no complaints here if the day after the Super Bowl were a national holiday, you pretty much put it on yourself when you make yourself belligerent knowing you have a pretty hectic schedule the next morning.
A national holiday is something that is celebrated – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, you get the point. What is being celebrated on that Monday?
Truth is unless your team wins, and you didn’t lose your life savings on who won the coin toss, nothing is being celebrated.
Sure, the hot topic of conversation the day after the Super Bowl is, well, the Super Bowl. But talking about it is not means for a national holiday.
Super Bowl Sunday is already an unofficial holiday – despite all the political controversy the NFL has faced in the last 18 months, it is still king. Football will be celebrated all day on Sunday.
What would the holiday even be called? “Day After Super Bowl Day?”
“I’m Still Drunk Day” could work, but we celebrate that just about every weekend anyway.
Back in 2014, Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith petitioned that MLB’s Opening Day should be a national holiday – I’m not saying it should or shouldn’t be, but at least Opening Day already has a name and is actually a celebration of something.
There is a petition on change.org for Super Bowl Monday, but, surprisingly enough, the petition states no reasoning for a national holiday other than people calling in sick very often the next day.
“We eat. We drink. And we be merry, having the tastiest times of our lives. But then the very next day we settle for that Monday being a terrible work day,” says the petition, which is a dumb argument anyway.
Considering every primetime football game during the regular season ends at a later time than the Super Bowl, with the start time for night games, other than the big game, is after 8 p.m. ET, we actually have the potential to get more sleep on Super Bowl Sunday.
If you’re driving home from a far-away party, then this does not apply to you – but you should not be drinking anyway if you’re going behind the wheel, so you should have no hangover excuse. It’s a great time to try out Uber.
Every Monday sucks – you just drink more during the Super Bowl. And that’s okay, but let’s be real here – you lose more sleep during most regular-season night games if you’re awake to watch it.
And you probably are. It’s football. We’re gambling. We have fantasy players. We have our teams. It’s the most popular sport in the country.
Let’s face it – you only want it to be a national holiday just because two Advil, a bottle of water, and six or seven hours of sleep just doesn’t do the job.
No, it’s not enough, and no one wants a hangover – but you have no one to blame but yourself.