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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Open for debate: Should the Super Bowl move to Saturday?

Posted By on Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Nothing kills a buzz faster than the phrase, "I have to work tomorrow." However, even if you don't drink, there are plenty of reasons to move the big game, aka Super Bowl, to Saturday.

- Ease of travel. My brother in South Carolina has a Super Bowl get-together every year. I went once. Traveling home two hours after the game wasn't my idea of fun; and most of the time I was watching the game, I could only think, "I have to drive home as soon as this ends." Thankfully, there was no overtime.

- Ease of cleanup. If you have a Super Bowl party on Saturday, you can go to sleep, wake up the next day and clean. If it's on Sunday, you have to get it all done before you go to bed since you, likely, have to work the next day. No one wants to come home on a Monday evening to a bowl of stale chips and dried-out dip.

- College football is over. So, that eliminates the regular season excuse of competition between the sports.

- Kids can stay up and watch the game instead of heading to bed at halftime because they have school the next day.

- It's not like it's somebody's birthday. It's a football game.

- Super Bowl Saturday has a similar ring to Super Bowl Sunday.

ESPN writer Kenny Mayne has started a movement to "Move the Big Game" -

What do you think? Does anyone actually prefer it on Sunday?

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