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Should 'Super Bowl Monday' Be a National Holiday?

A Fantasy Football website is petitioning the government to make the day a holiday in an effort to boost national camaraderie.

Should 'Super Bowl Monday' Be a National Holiday? Should 'Super Bowl Monday' Be a National Holiday?

Should the day after the Super Bowl be a recognized holiday in the United States? 

A group of sports fans and concerned citizens seems to think so, and has gone as far as to file a petition with WhiteHouse.gov petitions, according to a recent post on AOL Jobs.

The petition argues that about 111 million Americans watched the Super Bowl in 2012, thus making it the most-viewed broadcast in history, according to the post. 

As such, the group involved - Fantasy Football site 4for4.com - claims that if the Monday after the game were deemed a national holiday, the streets would be safer and the workplace would be more productive on the following Tuesday.

"We at 4for4.com Fantasy Football petition the Obama Administration to consider declaring the Monday following Super Bowl Sunday a national holiday," the petition states. "By doing so, the Obama Administration can promote camaraderie among the American people, keep the streets safer for our children on Sunday night and Monday morning, promote a productive workplace when work resumes on Tuesday, and honor the most popular event in modern American culture."

As of Monday, Feb. 4, the petition raked in 14,922 signatures, but still needs to receive about 85,000 more to get an official response from the federal government. 

Meanwhile, AOL Jobs reported that close to 4.4 million Americans arrive late to work the day after the big game, and 9 percent of workers use the day as a vacation day, while about 3 percent call in sick. 

Do you agree? Should "Super Bowl Monday" be considered a national holiday? Let us know in the comments section below.

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