Should The Day After The Super Bowl Be A National Holiday?
One of the biggest days of the years for Americans is coming up on Sunday! If that didn't give it away, obviously you are not a huge fan of football (it's ok, I am not either), but it is Super Bowl Sunday on February 3rd, 2019! Every year, there is a huge build up to this event and it is even talked about the event of the year. Football, competition, adrenaline, food, alcohol and all on a Sunday! It's no surprise that people are exhausted by the time Monday comes back around and they have to go back to work.
This is why some Americans agree that the day after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday. Wait... what? That's right, a new survey found that 29% of Americans believe that the day after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday. Now, if you think this is insane, well think about it this way, the survey also showed that 40% of people expect to show up late or just call in sick to work. So why show up at all, right?
If you think that statistic, here are nine more random Super Bowl stats to turn you into a super fan... or at least say you know something about football.
1. 67% of Americans plan to watch the Super Bowl this year.
2. More people are rooting for the Rams than the Patriots. 42% want L.A. to win . . . 29% want New England to win . . . and the other 29% don't really care.
3. 34% of us have fallen asleep while watching the Super Bowl before. It's not clear how many of those people passed out from too much drinking.
4. Most people agree the game itself is more important than the commercials. But it depends on whether you're a big football fan or not. 66% of avid NFL fans say the game is more important.
5. Only 32% of us are looking forward to this year's halftime show with Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi. 37% of people said they're NOT looking forward to it.
6. The average Super Bowl ticket bought through a reseller like StubHub would cost you $7,166 this year.
7. People will wager an estimated $158 MILLION on the Super Bowl this year, which would be a new record.
8. 69% of self-described NFL "Super Fans" wear something lucky on game day.
9. 1 in 8 "Super Fans" would divorce their SPOUSE if it would get their team a Super Bowl title.