The Pittsburgh Steelers, like all 30 NFL franchises who aren’t participating in Super Bowl 54, will be watching on Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers square off in the biggest sporting event in North America.
But it isn’t as if the players are the only ones who will be watching the game. Almost the entire continental United State tunes in, even if it is just to watch the commercials. With the game not starting till shortly after 6:00 p.m. ET, it can lead to some late nights for fans who are celebrating a little too hard.
This makes people regret some of their decisions on Monday morning. Maybe it was one too many cocktails, or that last helping of buffalo chicken dip. Either way, the water cooler talk on Monday almost always consists of talk of the game, followed by why they are at work the day after the Super Bowl.
There are two possible solutions:
1. Go from Super Sunday, to Super Saturday. This would leave Sunday as a recovery day for those who partake in the game.
2. Make the Monday after the Super Bowl a recognized day off for majority of workers across the country.
Which would you prefer? According to the SB Nation FanPulse data, most fans would rather have Monday off than move the game to Saturday.
Check out the data:
While this sounds great, the reality is there is a stronger likelihood of the game being moved to Saturday than companies deciding to allow employees to have a day off because of a football game.
A potential future resolution is if the NFL extends the season the Super Bowl could be played on the same weekend as President’s Day. This wouldn’t give everyone that Monday off, but enough would be off where it would be nice to watch the game knowing work is beckoning the day after.
Check out some of the other FanPulse data which was gathered from NFL fans around the globe!