Everybody loves the Super Bowl. Hell, even people who don’t really enjoy football or sports love the Super Bowl.
Whether it’s the game, the commercials, or the halftime show, the Super Bowl offers a little bit of something for everyone.
Last year, an estimated 99.18 million viewers watched the big game. The NFL’s premier game is routinely the most-watched TV event of the year.
And who doesn’t love Super Bowl parties? A huge part of the Super Bowl viewing experience is watching with friends and/or family while indulging in all your favorite junk foods.
What we don’t love, however, is the Monday after the Super Bowl. The game usually ends absurdly late. Then those fans who traveled to parties need to go home afterward. Nobody loves having to drag themselves out of bed the next day, sometimes hungover and an extra couple pounds heavier, and trudge over to work.
Now, however, some fans may have a way out of it.
Proposed Bill Would Make ‘Super Bowl Monday’ A Holiday If Passed
Senators London Lamar and Joe Towns Jr. have introduced legislation that would make “Super Bowl Monday” an official holiday.
But there’s a catch.
Lamar and Towns Jr. are state senators in Tennessee, and the bill would only be relevant to Tennessee residents. The proposed bill reads as follows:
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 15–1–101, is amended by deleting the
language “the second Monday in October, known as “Columbus Day”;” and by inserting the
language “the first Monday after the Super Bowl, known as “Super Bowl Monday”;” immediately
following the language “”Washington Day”;”.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.
Essentially the bill suggests trading Columbus Day for the new post-Super Bowl holiday.
What say you? Is that a trade you’d be willing to make?