BY: John Mamola

Record television ratings and massive interest have now gotten an actual petition on the website started to make Thursday a national holiday in the United States so Americans can get out to watch Team USA take on Germany as they close out World Cup group play.

The petition states the following (Courtesy Of

"On Thursday June 26th the United States faces Germany with a trip to the knockout stages of the world cup on the line. Americans all over this great country won't get to see that game, won't get to enjoy the fraternity of their fellow citizens because it is scheduled for the middle of the day.

We'll be sneaking out for long lunches, refreshing browsers, calling in sick.

You can save everybody the trouble. Make thursday a holiday. Let's do this thing right and all stop what we're doing and watch the game together.



To sign the petition....CLICK HERE