Here we live in the year 2019, a time when just about everything is designed to make our lives feel more practical and fun.
With a touch of some buttons on the phone, we can get food delivered from an almost unlimited number of restaurants, all with the added bonus of not having to talk to another person to get it done.
Things like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. have made it so that we never have to leave the house to rent a movie, or even a TV show that we may have missed.
And yet we are here in the year 2019, which still has the Super Bowl on a Sunday night.
Nor is it as practical or as pleasant as it could be.
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The solution to this problem is really darn easy – move the game to Saturday .
I know this is not a groundbreaking idea, but come on, it's over time for the change to happen.
I realize that professional football has long been known to be played on Sunday, so having the championship game on that day just seems like the right thing to do. Tradition is important!
But it's a lazy mindset. And even more, it is an outdated way of thinking.
Today we have Thursday night football, Monday night football, Saturday night football (late season), as well as many playoff games on Saturdays. People look at all these broadcasts in record breaking fashion.
Having the Super Bowl on a Sunday night makes no sense anymore. Moving to Saturday allows everyone to have more fun while watching the game, without having to worry about how they can feel when they sit down on the desk at work the following Monday.
Imagine having that Sunday to recover? How brilliant would it be?
I was thinking about this on Saturday afternoon when a friend who is a dentist in the army (and a Pats fan) stationed in Italy wrote text and said that a European friend of his rejected a Super Bowl party invites from him because the game starts past midnight over there. Even his friend was like, why didn't they have it Saturday?
There must be many other NFL fans living all over the world who have to stay up in the bad hours on Monday morning to watch the game that is just stupid and avoided.
Saturday works just for everyone. There is nothing else on TV to compete against it. With two weeks between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl it would be easy to make the adjustment without taking an important preparation time away from the teams. And it would allow fans to have a little more fun while watching the game.
Win. Win. Win.
It's time, NFL. Make the right move.
Super Bowl Saturday sounds pretty good to me.
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