C. Trent Rosencrans, the Cincinnati Reds beat reporter for The Athletic, tweeted out the official text notification he received. On Monday, Feb. 14, the day after the Super Bowl, there will be no school in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Um… wow pic.twitter.com/VqRIsXYQqp
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) January 31, 2022
Users on Twitter had a lot to say about the decision. By and large, the responses were positive.
Cincinnati canceled school the day after the superbowl. That’s kinda cool!
— jasmine doakes (@jdoakes) January 31, 2022
Aww. That's very nice of them. Nice move
— Don (@landdon) January 31, 2022
Another person couldn’t help but note that the off day coincides with another special day on the calendar.
Who says Valentine's Day isn't a real holiday….
— Caitlyn Stroh-Page (@caitlyn_stroh) January 31, 2022
And, as is always the case on Twitter, some skeptics couldn’t help but voice their opinion.
Cincinnati already cancelling school the Monday after the Super Bowl. I hope they get demolished
— Sebastian (@YouGotBashed) January 31, 2022
While that may be a little harsh, the skeptics do have something of a point.
Canceling school the following day is a good idea in spirit. Particularly for an Eastern Time Zone city like Cincinnati — where the game will not likely end until after 10 p.m. — parents of younger kids won’t have to worry about them staying up late to watch the game. Certainly, kids partaking in celebrations that would take place that night will have an easier time of it with no school the next day. This is all true.
But the day after a Super Bowl win is also a fun day to interact with your classmates. If the Bengals lose? That may be where canceling school the next day would be especially convenient.
Furthermore, a Bengals win would also be followed by a victory parade in Cincinnati. That would not take place until later in the week, as another Twitter user pointed out.
Hoping they don't have school around 16th because of giant parade in Cincinnati
— Greg Hartman (@ghartman02) January 31, 2022
Should the Bengals defeat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI, it would be their first championship ever and the first for a major team in Cincinnati since the Reds won the World Series in 1990. If that happens, we hope the children of Cincinnati can not only bask in the championship glory a day after, but maybe that they’ll get to see a parade a day or two after that.