Another NFL season is in the books after the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVII last night between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. As the final seconds clicked off the clock last night around 11 p.m. EST, I wondered why the biggest game of the NFL season and perhaps the most watched television event of the year is aired on a Sunday night.
I realize that the NFL is known for playing games on Sunday, but now games are aired on various days of the week during the regular season. Leading up to the Super Bowl, playoff games are hosted on both Saturday and Sunday leading up top championship weekend. It’s time for the league to adapt to some changes and move the Super Sunday game to Saturday night.
Last night’s game was the most watched Super Bowl in the history of the game. The game didn’t finish until nearly 11 p.m. If you watched the post-game, events didn’t wrap up until nearly 1 a.m. Monday morning.
The NFL should take a look at what’s happened to the MLB and their decision to stop playing post-season games during the day. Viewership is declining and the youth of America is shunning the game of baseball. I feel for the youth of the country that are fans of the game or perhaps Niners or Ravens fans and stayed up to watch the game last night. There were likely some very tired children this morning at the local bus stop.
There is no reason for this. There are two weeks now between the championship games and the actual Super Bowl. It’s time to move this game to Saturday night, so that fans that like to host parties, can recover on Sunday morning and prepare for a normal work week.
The Super Bowl has now evolved into a monumental event, it’s time to adjust the schedule in order to play the game in the middle of the weekend instead of dragging into the early morning hours of Monday starting the school and work week.