Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 1/24/13
Taxes, education, and other serious issues usually occupy the White House website. But a new one has emerged that may raise the attention (and support) of many red-blooded Americans. This is because there is a petition on the site which pushes for the government to declare the Monday after the Super Bowl as a national holiday.Here's how the petition information reads:In 2012, an estimated 111 million American citizens watched the Super Bowl, making it the most-viewed television broadcast in history and one of the largest location-independent gatherings of American people to date. We at 4for4.com Fantasy Football petition the Obama Administration to consider declaring the Monday following Super Bowl Sunday a national holiday. 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.Where do I sign?If approved, this would immediately jump into the top five of my favorite holidays.But if we are going to make this happen, we have to act soon. The amount of signatures needed to get government attention is 100,000. At the time of this writing, the petition had just over 2,000. The deadline to sign is Feb. 23.Your move, America.Via SportsGrid
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