Con: An unreasonable ask

Annalise Griffin

 Although the Super Bowl is watched throughout the country, having school off the next day is not necessary. Schools have a required amount of school days, and getting a day off because of the Super Bowl would mean taking a day off from another break such as spring break or winter break. 

   We have breaks from school due to national holidays and the Super Bowl has never been considered a national holiday. The Super Bowl is simply a football game that lasts a few hours. 

   Along with many other friends and family, I enjoy watching the Super Bowl, and have hosted parties to watch it. Even as a host, I do not stay up late enough to need a day off from school. The Super Bowl starts and ends at a reasonable time like 11pm. The game takes up about four hours of the whole weekend. 

   Most teachers are aware of the celebration that takes place on the day of the Super Bowl, so they are less likely to give homework for the weekend. Even though this is usually the case, if students do have homework, they can plan to finish it before their Super Bowl plans, just like they would manage for any other weekend plans. 

   Having a day off after the Super Bowl is simply not reasonable, especially for a celebration that is not an official holiday.