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Petition For Super Bowl Monday Holiday Grows
by Chris Malone,posted Feb 1 2013 5:17AM
Happy Friday! There is so much going on this weekend. Tomorrow night I will emcee the Moonlight & Martinis fundraiser event, along with Anthony Clarizio, for Elder Care of Alachua county and Al'z Place, a day care center for people with Alzheimer's disease and memory disorders. I'm still pretty new at this so I hope to do well! IT's a night filled with delicious food, silent auctions and scrumptious Martinis. Plus the money is needed to keep this service alive, which gives caregivers of Alzheimer's patients a place to safely leave their loved one's for a few hours off time. Buy a ticket if you can and come out Saturday night to the University Air Center!
Sunday of course is the Big Game and as I mentioned in a previous post, even if you are not a football fan, nearly everyone will watch a portion of the event. From the commercials to the half time entertainment show (Beyonce this year) to the game itself. All that TV watching, cheering and dining usually results in a hangover the next day...which is a work day. Many people will simply use a personal day and take it off while some will mysteriously get the flu and call in sick. But if Josh Moore has his way, the day after the Super Bowl will be a holiday.
"This has been an issue that my friends and I have been talking about for years," Moore told BusinessNewsDaily. "It seems like every year we talk about how many people watch the Super Bowl and how many people don’t feel like going to work the next day. Then last week, I was actually at the WhiteHouse.gov petition site signing something that was a bit more policy-related and I thought it would be a great platform to get the idea about the Super Bowl thing from talk to actuality."
Moore seems to have the support of more than just his friends on his side. Since posting his petition on the White House We the People page, it has gained over 12,000 signatures. If the petition reaches 100,000 signatures by Feb. 23, it will warrant an official response from President Obama and his staff!
Though unlikely to ever become a holiday, there are some valid points to having the day off after the Super Bowl. Josh does made a valid argument that, much like Christmas eve day and New Year's eve day, there is very little productivity at work; especially on the east coast if the game is held in the Pacific time zone.