Soccer fans across America have long called for the Monday after the Super Bowl be recognized as a national holiday, for obvious reasons.
However, NFL Network host Kyle Brandt has a better idea: move the big game to Saturday.
The league announced last year that, for the first time, it will schedule a game at 3 pm on the Friday after Thanksgiving. During an appearance on «SI Media with Jimmy Traina» on Thursday, the «Good Morning Football» host shared his excitement about the programming change, but added that the nfl it should not stop there.
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«I think the Black Friday game walks so Super Bowl Saturday can run. I’ve been pushing for that for years. I want Super Bowl Saturday.»
Brandt continued: «I had to interview [Roger] Goodell once. Goodell and I have a very comfortable and humorous relationship, and I said to him on the air, ‘Super Bowl Saturday, Roger.’ And I just want to speak for the people. Yes, if you are thinking that it is because I want to drink and eat with impunity, yes, that is the reason. Why can’t we do this on Saturday? And he laughed, but he gave the answer, ‘well, the hearing on Sunday, blah blah blah’, and I get it, but I don’t care. I want it by Saturday.»
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Earlier this year, lawmakers in tennessee proposed a bill to recognize the Monday after the Super Bowl as a state holiday instead of Columbus Day.
However, based on data compiled by the WorkForce Institute, a change might be needed to combat many absences and lack of productivity in the office.
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Their research from early February indicated that 18.8 million people could miss out on the day after the Super Bowl, while 33% of people would be less productive than usual on that Monday.