We the people have a chance to create a new holiday.
A fantasy football company called 4for4.com created a petition that, in order to be presented to the White House, needs 100,000 signatures by Feb. 23, 2013 to make the Monday following the Super Bowl a national holiday.
Here’s what the petition says:
In 2012, an estimated 111 million American citizens watched the Super Bowl, making it the most-viewed television broadcast in history and one of the largest location-independent gatherings of American people to date.
We at 4for4.com Fantasy Football petition the Obama Administration to consider declaring the Monday following Super Bowl Sunday a national holiday. By doing so, the Obama Administration can promote camaraderie among the American people, keep the streets safer for our children on Sunday night and Monday morning, promote a productive workplace when work resumes on Tuesday, and honor the most popular event in modern American culture.
Basically, making Monday a holiday would mean inebriated people would have time to sleep off their hangovers instead of driving to work still intoxicated and those who went to bed late wouldn’t be driving to work as sleepy.
Did you know that the day each year when the clock springs forward an hour is thought to be the day when the most accidents occur globally?
As of this posting, the petition had just over 13,000 signatures.