Super Bowl Flu

By: McKenzie Martin Email
By: McKenzie Martin Email

There seems to be some truth to one common Super Bowl belief and that's the fact that a lot of people call in sick to work the day after the big game.

"You're too worn out and hung over the next day," said one Chicago Bear’s fan.

And so why not call in sick, millions of Americans do it every-year on the day after the Super Bowl, as many as 1.4 million to be exact.

"It's kind of expected in my opinion," another fan told us.

Expected because Super Bowl Sunday is simply too much fun.

"It's kind of like New Year's or St. Patrick's day, nobody wants to go to work the next day,” said Scott Prellberg from Overtime Sports Bar.

And when Chicago made it to the big game Prellberg made sure he wouldn’t have to work the next day.

"I made sure I was taking the day off and the next day off and the next couple after that," He said.

And for those who didn't get the day off, it may be a last minute decision come Monday morning. Or it may be a day of pain and suffering if work is simply inevitable.

"I'll have plenty of Visine and Trident gum to mask a few old styles and a few bratwursts."

Although the Super Bowl flu seems to be wide-spread across the country, it’s estimated that it will occur in epidemic proportions this year in Chicago and Indianapolis.


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