Thursday Night Football Is Petitioning To Start The Weekend One Day Early
Let's face it: 2016 has just been a brutal year. From the premature deaths of sports legends like John Saunders and Pat Summitt right through to last week's election, this year has mostly been one giant suck pill.
Now I'm not saying that an extra day of rest to enjoy ourselves would fix everything, but one thing's for damn sure: it wouldn't hurt. That's why I'm pretty jazzed about the fact that NBC Sports and our friends at Whistle Sports teamed up and created a video and a petition to make Thursday night the legal start of the weekend.
No seriously, there's really a petition. It cites America's need to end the indignity of a two-day weekend by rising up and taking a stand, and it you've been feeling powerless with the direction of our government and want to start becoming more involved, now's your chance.
"Our demands are simple," reads the Change.org petition. "We, the people, the football fans, the hard working people of the United States deserve better. To be precise, what we deserve is a longer weekend and one that starts at the same time as Thursday night kick off.
All we ask is that the government simply change our national calendar, and make Thursday night the start of the weekend. That’s all. No big deal."
The petition is addressed to the President of the United States, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Department of Labor and the United State Supreme Court, and as of right now almost 6,000 people have signed it. That's hardly the kind of number that is going to make a difference, but it will make you feel better purely on principle. And isn't that what's most important right now?
If you're still waffling on whether or not three-day weekends sound like a good plan to you, then you're either a college football coach that hates spending time with your family, or you just need a little more prodding. This video should do the trick:
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