It's been batted around for years. Why can't we have the Superbowl on a Saturday instead of Sunday?  It makes sense to me. employers would like it. The workforce Institute predicted 17.2 million people would miss work after last years big game.

It would certainly make it more convenient for the Superbowl partiers.  It would be easier to travel back home on a Sunday rather than miss a day of work or school the Monday after.

There is a 16 year old  kid named Frankie Ruggeri from New York that has started a petition to move the Superbowl to Saturday night. The petition on had at least 30 thousand signatures as of this morning.

The NFL claims it gets better ratings on a Sunday night, but how would they know, if it's never been played on a Saturday.

Actually, the whole reason the game is broadcast on Sundays is because of a law passed Congress in 1961, the Sports Broadcasting Act" barred professional football games from being shown on Fridays and Saturdays as to not interfere with high school and college football. Understandable, but those seasons are already over by the time the Superbowl rolls around. Also, the NFL has playoff games on Saturdays.

So, what do you think? Superbowl on Saturday?


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