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View Poll Results: Should the Super Bowl be moved to Saturday?
Yes. Move to Saturday 20 62.50%
No. Keep it on Sunday 11 34.38%
No. Move it to a different day. I'll explain below 0 0%
I hate football and don't care. (Why am I on the football board again?) 1 3.13%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-30-2014, 06:36 PM
 
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Would you like to see the Super Bowl moved to Saturday instead of Sunday?

I believe it would end up bigger than New Years Eve. Employers would certainly get more productivity on Monday's.

I can see how bars and restaurants might not like it since Sunday's are usually not a strong day for them but overall, I see no reason why Saturday wouldn't be a better fit.

It's now at the point where I basically stay at home and watch the game because of how late it gets done on Sunday night.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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How about...
choice #4: I like football, and I know my opinion won't change a thing.

That is where I am.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Sunday all the way. Have other chores to complete during the weekend and want to get them over with before the big game.

"Omaha !!!!, Haaut !!!!" .
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:48 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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I'll add another option to the poll:

Make the Monday after a national holiday.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I'm generally not a big fan of change when it comes to the NFL. This is one area I would love to see change. Make it on Saturday. Enough with this nonsense of the game ending late on a Sunday night when people have to work.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I'm not too high on making it a Saturday game, but I think they could very easily move up the kickoff by 2-3 hours. I'd prefer that, and I'm in the Mountain Time Zone.
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Saturday would be great. The ability to drink and eat to my heart's content with friends while watching the biggest game of the year and not worry about going to work the next day is enticing. Plus, I'm in the Pacific time zone so for me the game doesn't even end that late, but still.
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Old 02-01-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Would you like to see the Super Bowl moved to Saturday instead of Sunday?

I believe it would end up bigger than New Years Eve. Employers would certainly get more productivity on Monday's.
And the NFL should care about this...why?

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I can see how bars and restaurants might not like it since Sunday's are usually not a strong day for them but overall, I see no reason why Saturday wouldn't be a better fit.
You haven't made an argument that it would be a better fit.

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It's now at the point where I basically stay at home and watch the game because of how late it gets done on Sunday night.
The NFL cares that you watch the game, not where you watch it.

More to the point, the NFL cares about using Saturday as a lead-up to the game. TV specials, more airtime to sell, more ramping up of the anticipation. Oh, and all those forking over the big money to go to the game? They want the entire weekend experience. Ditto for all the restaurants and hotels in New York/Miami/New Orleans/San Diego/wherever that will be seeing a massive influx of customers all through the weekend, not just through Saturday. And those local markets competing for the Super Bowl do indeed matter to the NFL. The NFL brings a lot of money into those cities. In return, NFL owners are massively subsidized by municipalities, they get their anti-trust exemption, they get their tax-free status. Those customers - the ones with big wallents - are the ones that matter. You - the customers that go to Joe's Sports Bar - don't matter much at all to the NFL.

The NFL is a business. Moving the Super Bowl to Saturday, from a business point of view, makes absolutely no sense.
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