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Old 02-01-2012, 05:44 PM   #121
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Five Super Bowl Records that Will Never Be Broken: Fan Reaction - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

"There have been many great running backs who have showcased their talents in the Super Bowl. Franco Harris, Emmitt Smith and Marcus Allen have all shone on the biggest stage in the NFL. But no individual rushing performance has topped Timmy Smith's 204 yards in Super Bowl XXII for the Washington Redskins. He is the only person to have more than 200 yards on the ground in a Super Bowl, eclipsing Allen's record of 191 yards set just four years earlier for the Los Angeles Raiders."
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+1 on the super bowl needs to be on a Saturday.
Why do they have the damn thing on a work night?
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I guess Super Bowl Saturday doesn't have the same ring to it.

I'd definitely love to see it happen. The Monday after the SB is notorious for people calling in sick for work.
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Five Super Bowl Records that Will Never Be Broken: Fan Reaction - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

"There have been many great running backs who have showcased their talents in the Super Bowl. Franco Harris, Emmitt Smith and Marcus Allen have all shone on the biggest stage in the NFL. But no individual rushing performance has topped Timmy Smith's 204 yards in Super Bowl XXII for the Washington Redskins. He is the only person to have more than 200 yards on the ground in a Super Bowl, eclipsing Allen's record of 191 yards set just four years earlier for the Los Angeles Raiders."
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Just had a kind of weird thought. Devin Thomas has an opportunity to get a ring.
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Oh boy, that was fun! Thanks for posting! And thank you Dan Reeves for putting your DB's on an island for us. On Smith's TD run, it almost looked like Jacoby did not have anyone to block! Great memory!:cool-smil
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I think the SB should be on a Saturday night. More people would watch it, and it would give everybody a day to recover before they go back to work. I wish I knew what national attendance figures for work looked like the day after the SB.
Approximately 100 million folks in the US watch the Super Bowl on Sunday night at 6:30 EST every year. So, now many more would watch on Saturday night? Check TV ratings and you will find that Saturday night is not a prime TV slot.

Let's check the arguments you might make to your Congressthing to make Super Bowl Monday a Federal Holiday:
1. I get wasted on Sunday night and I need a day off.

2. "crickets"...
Now there is a motivation for an elected official to start a movement to create another Federal Holiday. Last time I checked, the Hedonism Party in the US did not elect a whole lot of folks to the Congress.
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Ugh working in retail having the SB on Saturday night would blow
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Let's check the arguments you might make to your Congressthing to make Super Bowl Monday a Federal Holiday:
1. I get wasted on Sunday night and I need a day off.

2. "crickets"...
Now there is a motivation for an elected official to start a movement to create another Federal Holiday. Last time I checked, the Hedonism Party in the US did not elect a whole lot of folks to the Congress.
using that argument, i think it has just as much right as new years day
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Approximately 100 million folks in the US watch the Super Bowl on Sunday night at 6:30 EST every year. So, now many more would watch on Saturday night? Check TV ratings and you will find that Saturday night is not a prime TV slot.

Let's check the arguments you might make to your Congressthing to make Super Bowl Monday a Federal Holiday:
1. I get wasted on Sunday night and I need a day off.

2. "crickets"...
Now there is a motivation for an elected official to start a movement to create another Federal Holiday. Last time I checked, the Hedonism Party in the US did not elect a whole lot of folks to the Congress.
Really? You assume that #1 is the only reason for putting the SB on Saturday night? I don't think it matters whether Saturday is a prime slot or not, you could put the SB on on a Wednesday night and people would still watch it. The more people segment I'm referring to would be parents of kids who allow them to stay up later on a Saturday than on a Sunday night, since Sunday night is a school night. If the game was on Saturday, parents wouldn't be so concerned about letting their kids stay up a little late.

As far as the getting wasted argument goes, I'm pretty sure the number of people who call out of work is big enough that you could justify putting it on a Saturday night. So while the whole getting wasted argument doesn't sound pretty, it is what it is. How many people do you know that decline the opportunity to go to a SB party and have some drinks just because they have work in the morning?
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Donovan McNabb > Tom Brady fan boi....

NFL.com Blogs Blog Archive McNabb: Brady is best QB of all-time
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Really? You assume that #1 is the only reason for putting the SB on Saturday night? I don't think it matters whether Saturday is a prime slot or not, you could put the SB on on a Wednesday night and people would still watch it. The more people segment I'm referring to would be parents of kids who allow them to stay up later on a Saturday than on a Sunday night, since Sunday night is a school night. If the game was on Saturday, parents wouldn't be so concerned about letting their kids stay up a little late.

As far as the getting wasted argument goes, I'm pretty sure the number of people who call out of work is big enough that you could justify putting it on a Saturday night. So while the whole getting wasted argument doesn't sound pretty, it is what it is. How many people do you know that decline the opportunity to go to a SB party and have some drinks just because they have work in the morning?

First of all, weekday games for the NFL have never drawn as well as Sunday games with the exception of a few MNF games over the 40-year history of MNF.

The NFL used to play Saturday games after the college season was over in December on the major over-the-air-networks. Their ratings were ALWAYS less than on Sunday. That is PART of the reason the NFL does not do that any more.

If they played the Super Bowl on a Wednesday - - as you suggested in your hyperbole - - they would likely draw a smaller audience. Oh, and by the way, Wednesday would be a work night too...

One other thing, the NFL really does not care a whole lot if kids get to stay up to see the game on the East Coast of the US. [Note, that is not a big deal at all on the West Coast where the game kicks off at 3:30 PM.] NFL sponsors tend to be car companies, beer companies, insurance companies etc. Frosted Flakes is not likely to spend $3M on a Super Bowl slot because a few extra kiddies might be looking in. Super Bowl telecasts are there to rake in rights fees and those rights fees are tied to advertising rates. Advertising rates are tied to ADULTS who tune in...

There is a huge difference to employers - - either the govt or a private company - - between paying employees for a holiday and paying them to take a sick day off.
When you get wasted and take the next day off, you get paid - - AND THEN you have one less sick-day/personal-day/vacation-day where you will not be at work but still drawing salary.

If it is a holiday you get the day off AND THEN you still get to take your full compliment of sick-days/personal-days/vacation-days.
If you write to your Congressman, he is going to recognize that significant difference so you better come up with a really good explanation as to why this is a critical national issue. Yours will not be the first letter along that line that he will have received - - and yet the legislation never seems to get introduced. Wonder why that is...?
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it's very critical to get a paid day off when it's time to open a new calendar
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Moving the Super Bowl up one day would cause millions of dollars in lost revenue for networks, advertisers, sponsors, host cities
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