The day after the Super Bowl, we're expected to go to wake up as we normally would, get dressed, go to work, and spend the entire day there. Honestly? I'm not a fan. I don't want to spend the day I've celebrated the Super Bowl inside at work; in fact, I don't think we should have to go into work at all. I propose the day after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday. Here are three reasons why.
#1: The Super Bowl has become an American holiday in its own right.
We spend weeks leading up to the Super Bowl talking only about the upcoming game. There are blog posts and news articles and television programs. Most people watch the Super Bowl even if they don't follow football otherwise. That qualifies as a holiday, people, and therefore we should have the day after it off from work. After all, it's not a real holiday unless you get to stay in your pajamas all day.
#2: After a day of celebrating with friends and family, we deserve a little time to recuperate.
This is why I think every day after a major holiday should also be time off from work, but that's another post for another time. While we're lucky that the Super Bowl is always on a Sunday and therefore most people get to celebrate it, we should also be allowed to have the next day at home. Especially because you may have been drinking the day before. I'm just saying.
#3: We deserve it.
We've slogged through the desolate month known as January — dealt with the frigid temperatures, the shortened days, the gloomy weather (and, in some cases, massive amounts of snow). Don't we deserve a little time at home as a pat on the back letting us know we've done all right? Except for Valentine's Day, which no one gets off, there are no other holidays in sight. It's kind of our American right. 'MURRICA!