Should “Super Bowl Monday” Be a National Holiday?

Should “Super Bowl Monday” Be a National Holiday?

We’re not going to lie: Rolling out of bed and into work this morning felt about as good as watching Baltimore’s energy temporarily tank post-power outage. But we rallied when we learned that there’s a petition on the White House’s We the People page to make the Monday after the Super Bowl a national holiday.

Josh Moore, who owns the fantasy football site, started the petition and argues that the day off would create camaraderie among the more than 100 million Americans who tune into the game and boost productivity at work the rest of the week.

Sure, Moore’s idea is far-fetched—people petition the White House for weird stuff, like Texas to secede from the Union, all the time. But his idea could actually have a valid point—Super Bowl Monday might keep drunk drivers off the roads if people weren’t rushing to get home from parties and cram in a few hours of sleep before waking up for work the next day. 

So far, the petition has over 14,000 signatures, and if it gets more than 100,000 John Hancocks by February 23, the issue will warrant an official response from the Obama administration. Until then, here are some ways to make today feel a little less brutal, whether you’re rocking a hangover or some hardcore heartburn:

>> When you feel like eating again, opt for these healthy, hangover-fighting foods and drinks.

>> Last night’s nachos still wrecking havoc on your esophagus? Hit your drugstore’s heartburn relief aisle on your lunch break. Learn what to buy here. 

>> Sneak in a 10 to 20-minute nap at work. Here’s how to do it without getting fired.

>> Work in 60 to 90-minute blocks, and take breaks in between. This will help you stay focused at work