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'Super Bowl Monday' a National Holiday? [POLL]

Let us know what you think about the issue in the comments section below, and be sure to vote in our poll as well.

Up late last night? You're not the only one.

With Super Bowl Sunday in the books as a crushing defeat for Patriots fans, the seemingly annual debate continues for football fanatics around the country.

Should today, "Super Bowl Monday," be a national holiday?

A Yahoo Sports column from 2010 makes a compelling argument for a day off across the country.

"What else brings Americans together like the Super Bowl?," the writer says. "One hundred million people all did the same thing yesterday. When does that ever happen? As a nation, what else do we universally agree on, quite like the fact that we should all sit down, eat ridiculous foods and watch a football game? We can barely get the same number of people to vote in a presidential election."

Really? Over 100 million people, you ask? It's true.

According to a Huffington Post article previewing the Super Bowl, a close game between the Patriots and Giants on Sunday night (which there obviously way as New England again lost to their New York foes, 21-17) would likely be a record setter.

"A close score Sunday between the New England Patriots and New York Giants likely will break the record set by last year's Super Bowl for the largest audience in U.S. television history of 111 million people," Rachel Cohen wrote in the article.

Between the 6:30 p.m. kick off, and the extended length of the game due to commercials and the half hour long halftime, the game normally doesn't end until close to 11 p.m.

And like it or not, the truth is that many of those people who stayed up late watching the Big Game don't show up to work next day, while others aren't the most productive members of the company due to lack of sleep and maybe a few too many beverages that you see advertised during the game.

Though there are plenty of reasons why today should be a holiday, one argument remains on the other side of the debate. It's just a football game, and not everyone in the country was on the edge of their seats until late Sunday night watching Eli Manning drive the Giants to another Super Bowl win.

So where do you come down on the argument? Vote in our poll and let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

Erika J. February 08, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Why not just change it to Superbowl Saturday?
Matt Schooley (Editor) February 08, 2012 at 03:11 AM
That's a really interesting alternative, Erika. I had never thought of that! Thanks as always for sharing your opinion!

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