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Fans have taken to Facebook in recent years, hoping move the game, and some have tried to do the same on change.org. Others have gone as far as to push for moving Presidents Day to the day after the Super Bowl.
With all this support, you’d think the NFL would have made the move by now.
Well, it’s not quite that simple.
In 2011, league spokesman Brian McCarthy told SI.com, "We hear this each year," before adding that "fans expect to see the Super Bowl on a Sunday," when a vast majority of the league's games are played.
Fair enough, though when it comes to big business -- and make no mistake, the Super Bowl is -- money talks, and that’s where the idea of a Saturday Super Bowl hits a rocky road.
Moving the game a day earlier likely would take a big bite from the money spent in host cities every year, from shorter hotel stays to less money spent on meals and entertainment, including a long list of flashy pre-game parties and events. After all, if you are shelling out hundreds of bucks (or more) to head to the game, who wants to stick around the day after?
So what, you say? It’s all about watching the game on TV, right?
Maybe so, though prime-time TV ratings on Saturday night have long lagged behind those on Sunday night, two experts told SI.com. And even though ratings for NFL games this season are down, the Los Angeles Times reported that more than 100 million viewers are expected to watch Sunday's game, even though it will likely end at about 10 p.m. EST.
For the average fan who won’t see a penny from any of this, wouldn’t a 10 p.m. finish on a Saturday night feel a lot better than knowing you have to punch in or call in “sick” the next morning?