Super Bowl Sunday – an unofficial American holiday

When one thinks of our southern neighbours a lot of different things immediately spring to mind. Us Canadians are very similar to Americans in many respects. We watch the same movies, we listen to the same music, and our economies are tightly linked together. Even though Canadian football is very popular in the great north, many Canadians still enjoy watching the NFL. 

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The NFL runs from early fall until it reaches its explosive climax in February. Super Bowl Sunday is the most hallowed day in American sports and more than half the country usually tunes in to watch the two remaining teams fight for everlasting glory and recognition. The Super Bowl tends to produce absolutely iconic moments. The super bowl lines are usually changing right up until the last moment, and the games tend to be extremely close.

Betting is becoming an even bigger part of the Super Bowl  

Betting is slowly but surely becoming a larger part of the Super Bowl experience. More and more Americans have taken up betting as more and more states in the US are starting to move towards regulation. This has ignited a boom on social media and more and more high profiled influencers in the sport media are talking about betting. 

Canadians can bet on super bowl on just about the same premises as Americans can. This is for many Canadians a fun way of adding some emotional excitement to a game where the teams come from a different country. 

Super Bowl Sunday attracts a massive viewing

You more than likely have either heard about the Super Bowl commercials or have seen some for yourself. And yes, they really do cost that much. With more than half of the country tuning in to watch there are massive opportunities for companies to shine on the biggest stage there is. 

Super Bowl Sunday is an American event like nothing else, even if most sports bars in Calgary show the game. The show and production of the game is at an incredibly high level and the half time show is almost as big of an attraction as the game itself. With this massive interest also arises the problem of most people having to go to work the morning after the game. Due to this there are actually lobby groups who have been lobbying, half in earnest and half in jest, to make the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday an actual official holiday in the US.