Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) high fives fans coming off the field at the conclusion of the fourth quarter during an NFL AFC wild-card playoff game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Las Vegas Raiders, 26-19 to win the franchise’s first playoff game in 30 years. Las Vegas Raiders At Cincinnati Bengals Jan 15 Afc Wild Card Game

For the first time since January of 1989, the Cincinnati Bengals are in the Super Bowl. Accordingly, any student in the Cincinnati Public Schools has an extra day off.

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.

Users on Twitter had a lot to say about the decision. By and large, the responses were positive.

Another person couldn’t help but note that the off day coincides with another special day on the calendar.

And, as is always the case on Twitter, some skeptics couldn’t help but voice their opinion.

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.

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.

[C. Trent Rosencrans]

About Michael Dixon

Michael is a writer and editor for The Comeback Media. He is Bay Area native living in the Indianapolis area. Michael is also a big nerd when it comes to sports history and to a slightly lesser extent, all history. Beyond that, loves tacos, pizza and random Seinfeld quotes.

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