I heard some discussion about this last year (amongst the fans), but wouldn't it be so much better for the majority of people if the Super Bowl was either (A) played on a Saturday or (B) played the Sunday of Presidents Day Weekend?
Now I know there are huge problems with both options, (A) the NFL feels they won't make as much money from ads if the game is on Saturday, the # of casual viewers will dip, and more people will go out to bars to watch the game which makes it more difficult for them to quantify how many people actually watched. (B) How the hell could we extend the season an extra 2 weeks when we already have 2 weeks between the CG's and the SB? One way would be an 18 game schedule, but I am definitely against that.
Maybe an extra bye week during the season & starting the season 1 week later than usual? I don't think the extra bye week is that crazy. Maybe it's not something we'll see any time soon but look at how practices have evolved over the last 25 years. I heard this week that the Giants haven't practiced in full pads since December. Maybe it's something that can be bargained over some where down the line.
I usually take off the Monday after the SB. This year I am hoping to come in on Monday and need Tuesday off. It would be nice for us if we didn't have to burn one of our own days though!