Sunday, February 07, 2010

The NFL should follow UEFA

A couple of year ago UEFA made a brilliant decision, yes I said that they made a good decision. The governing body of European soccer decided to move its flagship event the Champions League final from Wednesday to Saturday. The move would allow more people to enjoy the event and not have to worry about going to work the next day. This years finals will be the first held on the weekend.

Maybe the NFL should do the same with its flagship event the Super Bowl. Sure tradition has it that the NFL plays its biggest event on Sunday. Moving the event back a day would allow for lot more people to enjoy the game and not have to worry about heading to school or work the next the day. Its one thing to start the game at 4 p.m. on a Sunday, but to start it at almost 6:30 p.m. means the game is not ending to after 10 p.m., if you are lucky.

"It is clear that great sports traditions can clearly be altered if there is value in doing so. And in a survey by the American Mustache Institute of its 2,000-plus members, nearly 80 percent said they would support moving the Super Bowl to Saturday,'' wrote Dr. Abraham Froman at the Huffington Post.

Moving the event would also allow mean more production at work on the Monday after the Super Bowl. Most Monday's after the Super Bowl are a waste, some of the people in the office are tired from the watching the game and maybe even hungover after enjoying one to many adult beverages. There would be none of those excuses if the game was moved to Saturday.

I know the NFL thinks that they are biggest league in the world but maybe they should follow someone lead.

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