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Friday, January 19, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday Should be on a Saturday

Super Bowl Sunday Should be on a Saturday
A cranky opinion for
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!

This re-run is from January 2016 with an added solution.*

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.

*Added solution :
This country has two traditions that we can't let go of...daylight savings time and Super Bowl Sunday.  I hate daylight savings, but people need it as a reminder to change the batteries in their smoke alarms so this is my suggestion:
Every first Saturday in February at 3:00 EST move the clocks up 24 hours; play the Super Bowl and when it is over, move all clocks back 24 hours.  People can change their batteries on Super Bowl Sunday Savings Time, and Super Bowl Sunday can be played on's just that easy folks!


  1. I see your points and agree with them, even though I do not watch the Superbowl. My youngest son used to and we'd all troop in at half time to see the cheerleaders and other antics, then go about our business again. I don't know if he still watches it.

  2. I think (and that’s the real problem) that there’s entirely too much importance given to the so-called Super Bowl.
    Daylight savings has outlived it’s usefulness.
    Your updated solution is as good as any.

  3. I just ignore the whole thing and change my batteries Christmas Eve.

  4. We don't watch football here at all. Hubby is not a fan of sports. Even if we did watch we don't have television. Netflix and Amazon Prime. It works for us.

    Have a fabulous day, Joe. ☺

  5. Retirement sure takes the sting out of the Monday after blues but your solution could work for the working stiffs out there. It has weight. Work on that petition Joe.

  6. I think your solution would work, even here in California. Heck I've been up since 6am and I love champagne brunches!

  7. It’s a good idea, so no one will go for it who has the power to change anything.

  8. We have nine clocks to change, so I'm not a fan of your newest solution. Hick is mad at the NFL, so I'm not sure if he's watching the Super Bowl this year. Probably is, if he thinks I'll make special snacks. I sometimes watch to see the commercials, which the boys did too, when they were living here. Hick has been a fan of the halftime show since that Janet Jackson incident...come to think of it, maybe THAT'S why the boys watched.

  9. I like your way of thinking Joe, changing the clocks for Superbowl Sunday on Saturday is a great idea, we can all forget to actually change the time and wake up the next morning with the time automatically correct again, it's kind of like having self adjusting clocks.

  10. I agree! I never party during the superbowl because its a SUNDAY NIGHT.

    Another option: move it to president's day weekend so at least SOME people have off. What's another few weeks at that point?

  11. I know nothing about football, but your idea sounds great. Almost as great as my idea of making Superbowl Monday a national holiday. :-)