The Super Bowl is expected to draw a US viewing audience almost double that, roughly 140 million.
And a good proportion of them will be ordinary working folk, who then have to go to work the next day.
Four men, in North Carolina, are collecting signatures for a petition that would seek national holiday status for the Super Bowl.
That official day off would be on the Monday, allowing regular workers to spend the day recovering from an excess of unhealthy food, strong beverage and televised sporting violence. No need to call in sick if the factory is already closed.
Super Bowl Sunday is a special day for ordinary folk all across America. If you want to add your voice to this wonderful, blue-collar, grass-roots campaign, go to SuperBowlMonday.com.