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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Super Bowl Sunday Should be on a Saturday


Super Bowl Sunday Should be on a Saturday

A cranky opinion for

CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY

The following is the opinion of a cranky old man with little knowledge on the topic opined.  Opposing opinions are welcome, but they are wrong.  As always, please, no name calling…that means you, you big stupid head!

I have lots of complaints about the Super Bowl.  There are too many commercials.  Halftime is too long and should just be marching bands, not superstars and pyrotechnics.  I hate the Super Bowl parties that have too many people who are not football fans and only get excited about the commercials.

The solution to my hating the party is simple.  I do not have to attend any Super Bowl party.

I can accept the commercials and the God awful halftime.  They have to offer something to all the people who hate football but love the party.  TV and the NFL also want to make as much money as possible out of this great event; fair enough. 

What can be changed without any loss of revenue is the time and the day of Super Bowl Sunday.

Super Bowl Sunday should be held on Saturday.  There is no College football competition, why can’t we play the game on Saturday.  Unless the day after Super Bowl is declared a national holiday it will always be the least productive work day of the year.  Workers are blurry eyed on the day after Super Bowl because of the Sunday Super Bowl party and the 7:00 pm kickoff.

Boozing and partying should be on a Saturday to give everyone a chance to recuperate before going to work.

Next is the time of the game.  Kickoff is almost 4:00 pm  on the west coast, 7:00 in the east.  The game does not end until after 11:00 eastern standard time.  This is past many people’s normal time to hit the sack and makes the Monday work day even worse.  Young children in particular cannot take this late kickoff time.  Seven and eight year olds who have been watching and rooting for their team all year long are unable to stay awake for the grand finale.

I know there are those who are saying Sunday at 7:00 – 11:00 EST is prime time for TV where they get the greatest revenue.  I say bull dingy!  This is the Super Bowl, people will set their alarm and get up at 4:00 in the morning to watch the game if they had to, and advertisers will pay anything regardless of the time or day for an audience that is guaranteed, and 50% of which only want to watch their commercials.

So dammit, let’s schedule the Super Bowl kickoff for 1:00 est on the first Saturday in February.  I know; that makes it 10:00 on the west coast. So what?  I think it would be a rip to get up early on a Saturday to go to a Super Bowl party.  The food would just change to a breakfast format, and drink would be more Mimosas and Bloody Marys.  Bacon and booze instead of beer and chips…I could adjust.

That’s it, my Super Bowl opinion.  Please, powers that be, next year schedule Super Bowl Sunday on Saturday…at 1:00 est.

Meanwhile this year I will be home alone in my basement watching the game.  Mrs. C will be watching “Sex and the City” re-runs and all will be well in Crankyville.  I can sleep in on Monday.

The following was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.

10 comments:

  1. Saturday would actually work better for me, too. I like the game, and some of the commercials, but the halftimes are an abomination. To me it's just a time to offload some first half drink, and prepare more for the second half. In recent years I've found the commercials rather disappointing. Remember when every one was funny, something you'd talk about for weeks after? Now it's just movie trailers. Meh.

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  2. Please don't open the invitation I sent you to our Super Bowl party. You'd be the only one present with an understanding of the game. We overeat and focus on the commercials.

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  3. Agreed. Of course, I'd prefer that the World Series games be played in daylight when the playing conditions might at least approximate some form of the weather in which the game was intended to be played. That makes too much sense, of course, so - like your proposal - it will never happen.

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  4. I'm thinking Superbowl will always be on Sunday. Just saying.

    We don't care about the game or the commercials or the food or the booze. We'll be on our boat where it's quiet reading a great book.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  5. I'm jealous of your being able to sleep in on Monday. This working thing is highly overrated...

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    1. Joe & I are retired--we can sleep in EVERY day!!

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  6. I heard someone else propose this and I think it would be marvelous. This may be a sacrilege but I record the game on my DVR. After it has been recording for about 40 minutes, I start at the beginning and watch the game on delay. Then I can fast forward through the commercials and time outs. If there is a really cool commercial, it will be reviewed the next day. I can wait. Like you, I am not a big half time person. If something amazing happens at halftime, it will be aired repeatedly the next day. Enjoy the game.

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  7. Okay, I'm with you on Saturday. But let's at least put the start time at 3:00 eastern. Then the west coast folk don't have to start imbibing until noon (officially). Because you know they're going to pre-party. Your schedule would have them drinking right after they get up and brush their teeth!

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  8. Is the Super Bowl this Sunday? Just kidding, For years I've said the game should be on Saturday, but living in the Central time zone, the end time is 10 pm which is not to much past my bedtime.
    But I'll stand with you to give them hell about it.
    R

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  9. queso and chips and margaritas at 10 a.m. on the west coast. i could dig it. :)

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