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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: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:08 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Whisky boy once again what does that have to do with Goodell moving opening day football for a democratic convention?  Yea we get it your a liberal and you hate conservatives....whatever.  Most of us don't give two s..its about politics until it starts messing with our sports.  Go back to the MSNBC channel if you want to argue politics.  Besides, compared to how Goodell is destroying the NFL I would say BO doesn't smell so bad.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:08 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

I assume you were against the Patriot Act as well. If so, I salute you brother.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:04 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

 The Deficit Spending plan for Economic Recovery first brought to you by RONALD REAGAN.  I assume you are for greatly increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans, particularly when it comes to capital gains so that we can return to the kind of economic success we enjoyed post world war two when the tax on wealthiest Americans was over 90%!!! If you’re upset about the deficit, you call on your president to start taxing the wealthy so we can get back to economic prosperity.  And if you don't think he's your president, turn yourself in you treasonous traitorous pieces of crap.  I didn't like George W. Bush, but I wasn't a baby about it.  I realized he was the president and you respect the uniform not the man if you are a patriotic god fearing American.




Since: Sep 1, 2010
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:58 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Goodell must be burning more tree than the players....why not move it to Friday night????    A vast majority of the fans would have to prefer that over a Wed. night game, not to mention the added boost to local watering holes everywhere....Plus it gives those 2 teams an extra day between their first 2 games, also an advantage for them over the rest of the league....just sayin...



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:56 am
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Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:54 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

look at the deficit.. there are 5,600,000,000,000 reasons why we think he is destroying this country.  or have you forgotten that part



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:51 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

AND ... I'm w/ you!! Let the frickin' president (if that's what you wanna call him) move his speech .... What is NFL thinking??? They will loose audience, ticket sales and more w/ this move, icluding sponsors and a share of the TV viewing. Wednesday night is just plain inconveniant for sports!!!



Since: Feb 16, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:51 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Lincoln freed the slaves and Obama signed the NDAA making us all slaves thats how he ruined America.



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:47 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Whats a GUP Whiskyboy?  Besides, the only thing people are pissed off about is this.  The majority of people on the site I would wager spend 80 to 90 percent more time watching sports than following liar politics.  That being said the sheer fact the opening day is being moved....not for an actual presidential address but because of some democratic grab as....ing is rediculous.  Thats why people are pissed. 



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:42 am
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