Most of you who live in the U.S. will know and expect the same. These are the dates of the NFL Conference Championships and Superbowl Sunday.
For those of you who live outside the US, you will possibly not know the gravity of these two solemn occassions.
This coming Sunday January 20, sees the two Football Conferences seasons come to an end.
The AFC Championship will be between San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons and the NFC Conference Championship will be Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots.
Each of the games could last up to four hours on television, each game only lasts 60 minutes itself but fifteen minuts of "game time" may be twenty or thirty minutes of real time, add in all the advertisements and commentary. The games are not played simultaneously, so Americans can see both games in full, basically taking up to eight hours of Sunday out of many peoples computer time.
For this reason the United States can be said to close down for the duration of the games.
The winners of this next Sundays two games will then go on to the Superbowl in New Orleans on February 3, 2013.
The Superbowl is the World Championship of American Football, and Superbowl Sunday is a very big deal which almost every American sees as a right to party.
So for those of you beyond the shores of the US mark these dates well. The fall of views on these two days is not due to Google changing an algorithm, HubPages are not skimming off viewers just to take your count down, the sky is not falling and no end of the world scenario is being played out.
Americans are just partying and enjoying a great game of football.
We'll be back at our computers on Monday as usual.