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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: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:35 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Would you like to go back and re-write your article and put in the proper dates.  There is NOT a "The specific Wednesday in question September 9, 2012"  Wednesday is either 9-5-2012 or 9-12-2012. 



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:33 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Let the Giants open by hosting the Saints and getting their rear ends beat in.



Since: Sep 22, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:31 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Is it the the 5th or the 9th please make up my mind.



Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:30 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

This is just the NFL being curteous, right?  I mean, it isn't like their ratings would be hurt if their game was up against Obama's speech.  No one in their right mind would listen to that clown over watching the NFL kickoff. 




Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:30 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

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

Isnt that 9 teams? Only supposed to host 8 home games.




Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:29 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Does anybody proof read anymore??? (The specific Wednesday in question September 9, 2012) Sept. 9th is a Sunday you stupid dumb****



Since: Mar 23, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 4:26 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

This is sad. I'd rather watch the Browns play the Rams than watch that guy ramble.


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