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Super Bowl Saturday petition
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Why the Super Bowl is on a Sunday every year is beyond me. Think about it. Some 100 million people will gather for this year’s matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, a great deal of which will stuff their faces and down some brews while watching.

No one wants to go to work the next day, which is why 17 million people called out on Monday in the United States in 2019. So, if we don’t make the day after the Super Bowl a holiday, there’s only one logical thing to do: move the Super Bowl to Saturday.

That’s the idea hatched by 16-year-old Frankie Ruggeri, who started a petition for the cause and has gathered more than 18,000 signatures in support by Thursday.

“Why not have a kid say, ‘How about the Super Bowl be on a Saturday?” the high school junior from New York told CNN.

Super Bowl Saturday Petition

Here’s his reasoning for changing the date of the big game, via the Change.org petition:

“It will get more money.and get more vistors to game.NFl will get more telavison views because most goverment jobs have off. have to more children to enjoy there beloved game on TV or at venue. Most of your playoff games are on saturday. Probably have to prices becuse more vistors will go.”

Sign me up.

Not only will adults be able to sleep off their hangovers using the recovery day, but 16-year-olds like young Frank Ruggeri can stay up late without worrying about getting enough sleep for school the next day.

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I’m sure there are a ton of complicated issues involved in scrapping Super Bowl Sunday in favor of Super Bowl Saturday, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should at least hear this idea out.

Ultimately, what matters is ratings. The NFL believes ratings will be higher on Sundays, but viewership for the big game has declined each of the last four years, according to Newsweek. Maybe it’s time to switch things up.

2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show’s Spongebob Petition

Frankie’s light-hearted petition is hardly the first of it’s kind.

Last year, more than 1.2 million people signed a petition on Change.org to have “Sweet Victory” performed at the Super Bowl halftime show. The song is well-known to fans of the cartoon TV show, Spongebob Squarepants.

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Maroon 5 and Travis Scott performed the show, but sadly, they did not perform “Sweet Victory” during halftime between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams.

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Patrick has spent parts of the last four years covering University of Florida athletics and spent two seasons with Major League Baseball. He's a baseball junkie who spends his days defending Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins. A recent Gator grad, Patrick currently resides in Gainesville, Florida.
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