Super Bowl Sunday is just a presidential distinction away from being a national holiday. Given the lack of traffic on the streets and the crowds gathered at sports bars, friend's houses and even churches it may be appropriate to say Super Bowl Sunday is a holiday recognized by the citizenry.
I don't necessarily see this as a bad thing. This event is full of patriotism, nationalism, volunteerism, love for our teams, love for the fans, teamwork not to mention the substantial amount of money pumped into the local and national economies.
Sitting here watching the coin toss I hope for a good game. It's more entertaining to watch evenly matched teams battle for field position and scoring opportunities than be bored at the half by a blow out. The commercials will keep us watching through the end no matter the score. Product saturation is a holiday requisite.
Super Bowl Sunday is an American celebration of a national pastime. It may not be your thing or your sport but I like that anyone who wants can be a part of the entertainment and fun.
What would you grant holiday status?