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NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:16 pm
Edited on: February 28, 2012 4:49 pm
 
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By Will Brinson

For the past few years, the NFL's kicked off each season with a Thursday-night game featuring the previous year's Super Bowl champion. This year, though, the kickoff will be on a Wednesday, to avoid Barack Obama's scheduled speech at the Democratic National Convention, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Tuesday.

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The specific Wednesday in question September 5, 2012 and it will feature the Giants, as expected. It'll take place on NBC, beginning at 8:30 pm ET, with an NFL Kickoff 2012 special airing at 7:30 pm ET.

Currently the Giants are scheduled to host the Saints, Buccaneers, Browns, Steelers, their NFC East division foes and ... the Packers. Green Bay, as the 2010 champion, makes the most sense as a potential opening game for the Giants.

The NFL has yet to announce that however, but made the information about the move from a Thursday to a Wednesday public early on.

So much for the idea that the NFL was more powerful than the President.

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Comments

Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: March 27, 2012 8:37 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

No It's idiots like you that have wrecked this country.



Since: Jul 17, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:16 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

I DONT CARE WHO IS THE PRESIDENT BUT I WAS RAISED TO RESPECT THE OFFICE. WE HAD PRESIDENTS WHO WHERE IMPEACH AND WATERGATE CRIMES RIGHT!! YOUR SHOWING YOUR TRUE COLORS  REALLY. GO STEELERS!!
You dont care but you respect the office? You are lame.
You are 5.


Go Steelers? How about making sense?



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: March 2, 2012 2:57 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

How can you tell if Barack Obama is lying to the American people?


His teleprompter is moving! Tongue out



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:12 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

again I got a post ripped down by some over-officious lunk "administrator"!  if you're reading this one too, F you donkey. I didn't post anything that isnt of similiar content to the rest of the posts on here.  it was bad enough you keep Priscoe on staff, now you're liberal admin nazies are really starting to tick me off. may have to go to one of the hundred OTHER sports sites...


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Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2012 8:15 am
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Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2012 8:01 am
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Since: Mar 1, 2012
Posted on: March 1, 2012 11:53 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Absolutely ridiculous!  Keep the schedule on Thursday night.  Obama has already wrecked this country, there is nothing he can do or say that will change any of that!



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 8:29 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech




Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 7:19 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Haha, how about you foolish blind followers of the Speaker in Chief, because that is all he is, a Talker.  How about you actually compare the things Obama Says, vs. the idiotic policies he tries to pass?  Why don't ya???  Put the kool aid down, and the Obama glasses off, seriously!



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2012 12:11 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Like it's really that big of a deal! If you don't want to listen to the President, DON'T! And it's not like the game isn't going to be played or televised. It's just going to be a different night. Whoopety-Fudgin'-Doooooo! And Yeah! You Republicans have done such a bang-up job of running things properly in the past. Google national defecits by presidents & actually read what comes up on Wikipedia & other websites other than those run by your 'party'----it "ain't" pretty for your 'party' folks! Tongue out


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