Because the NFL’s homeowners put together to formally undertake a 17-game common season, Mark Maske of the Washington Submit has a tidbit that may make many soccer followers very completely satisfied.
In accordance with Maske, the expanded season will end in Tremendous Bowls being performed on President’s Day weekend. Right here’s the particular quote from Maske: “Subsequent 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl would fall one week earlier than Presidents‘ Day weekend. However in different years, the Tremendous Bowl would fall on the Sunday proper earlier than Presidents‘ Day.”
It was believed by many (me included) that it might take a 19-week season to persistently align the Tremendous Bowl with President’s Day weekend. It’s unclear whether or not the Tremendous Bowl and Presidents’ Day weekend will coincide on a constant foundation.
Followers have clamored for a President’s Day weekend Tremendous Bowl for years, since it’ll enable many to benefit from the recreation with out worrying about going to high school or work the subsequent day. And it’ll enable loads of individuals of authorized age to devour responsibly with out having to reply an alarm bell.
The league prior to now has had considerations that this might end in elevated journey for the weekend, leading to (for instance) a household not watching the sport at dwelling however as a substitute watching it with one other household, of their dwelling. With superior strategies for measuring complete viewers (strategies I gained’t even attempt to perceive), these considerations apparently have been alleviated.
UPDATE 12:19 p.m. ET: MDS apparently has cracked the code. Presidents’ Day lands on the third Monday in February, and the Tremendous Bowl will land on the second Sunday in February. Thus, the Tremendous Bowl and Presidents’ Day will line up when Tremendous Bowl lands on February 14, Valentine’s Day. Which is strictly what would have occurred in 2021. That occurs once more in 2027, 2038, 2044, 2049, 2055. Thus, when the league provides an 18th recreation, these would be the years when Presidents’ Day weekend occurs every week earlier than the Tremendous Bowl.