Happy National Football Hangover Day…I Guess
Happy National Football Hangover Day…well, not HAPPY. It’s a tough day for all Philly sports fans. To put it bluntly, we lost. The Eagles lost the Super Bowl yesterday 38-35.
On the bright side, it was an exciting game. They were in it the whole time and had it not been for a few unfortunate events, we probably would have won the whole thing. But enough with the “coulda, shoulda, woulda’s.” It hurts too much. They gave us a great season.
We’re sure NONE of us wanted to show up to work today. The Super Bowl is a day where sports fans gather together to celebrate and indulge in food and drink, some in more excess than others. It’s estimated nearly 14 million people call into work “sick” the day after the big game. If this applies to you, congratulations! You officially join millions of other fans nursing a massive football hangover and headache!
National Football Hangover Day was started by ESPN host and sports personality Katie Nolan in January 2019. Nolan reasoned that the eventfulness of staying up late to watch football deserves an entire day to recover the day after.
How to Observe this Solemn Day
For one, you may have called in sick today. That is probably the best way to get over the depression.
- The “Hair of the Dog” seems to be the cure for a hangover, and depending on where you live, the recipe varies. Adding common ingredients like tomato or clamato juice, a raw egg, a dash of Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and vodka to a blender then drinking, will lead you in the right direction for recovery!
- Share your favorite recovery recipes.
- Get ready for next season. Prepare yourself for another epic season. Will you cheer on another team or stay loyal as ever?
- Share your hangover experience on social media using #FootballHangoverDay.
However you choose to uh, “celebrate” (?) know that we are with you. The entire city is with you.
Stay strong, Philly. It’s been a tough year for sports.