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Petition to make Super Bowl Monday holiday gains signatures

01.25.13 at 11:34 am ET

Fantasy football site has decided to take up a cause that often comes to the forefront near the end of the NFL postseason: the fight to make the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday a national holiday.

Members of the site started a White House petition asking President Barack Obama to consider giving the nation a day off from work and school in honor of its most-watched sporting event.

“We at Fantasy Football petition the Obama Administration to consider declaring the Monday following Super Bowl Sunday a national holiday,” the petition reads. “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.”

This isn’t the first time such a petition has been circulated, citing the difficulties of working the day after Super Bowl parties, and it’s unlikely this one will be any more successful than its predecessors. So far, it has just less than 3,000 of the 100,000 signatures it hopes to gain by Feb. 23.

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