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Agency wants President's Day to follow Super Bowl Sunday

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Traditionally the day after the Super Bowl is one of the least productive in America.

But there is a push to make the Monday after the game a national holiday.

The Super Bowl is already considered an un-official holiday, so now a small ad agency in California would like to link it with an official holiday and give the American workforce a three-day weekend.

They are suggesting that President's Day, which does not occur until the third Monday in February, be moved up to the first Monday in the month — always the day after the big game.

In their online petition pledge, they claim to sign up for "football, for hangovers, for America."

This isn't just a ploy — there is some statistics that may give some credence into the idea of honoring dead presidents the day after we honor football players that are very much alive.

According to the LA-Times: close to 50 percent of America tunes in for the big game. The next day, 12 percent will either call in sick or take a vacation day.

And the reason they need a day off? They have consumed $10.8 billion of beer — enough to build 10 B-2 stealth bombers.

To sign the petition go to the NBC12 facebook page... but judging by the comments many of you won't: 67 percent of the people who voted said we ought to keep President's Day right where it is.

 

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