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‘Super Bowl Monday’ Might Become an Official Holiday in Tennessee

‘Super Bowl Monday’ Might Become an Official Holiday in Tennessee

“Super Bowl Monday” could soon be an official holiday in Tennessee.

“Let’s be real, it doesn’t get much more American than the Super Bowl,” said Rep. Joe Towns Jr., who introduced the bill with Tennessee Sen. London Lamar.

The bill would replace Columbus Day with the day after the big game, acknowledging the reality that millions of Americans take the day off anyway.

“With more than 16 million Americans expected to skip work the day after the Super Bowl and about 8 million expected to ask for the day off in advance, we’re talking about a major hit to the workforce,” Towns explained. “It’s becoming more and more the norm to miss work the next day. So maybe we should just codify it…or at least just talk about it.”

Research shows that millions of Americans agree with Towns. Last year’s Super Bowl between the LA Rams and Cincinnati Bengals brought in over 100 million viewers, and reports found that nearly half of office workers conveniently called in sick the following day.

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