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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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Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:55 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Moving the game because of a speech. No real football fan cares about a speech or will be watching it anyways so keep the Game Thursday and let people decide what they want to watch. Also, Gatorbait you are so smart we are all very impressed with you. you should run for president. Clown!!



Since: Mar 25, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:50 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

If they wanted to avoid Obama's speech they should have left the start on Thursday. Now we have to watch Family Guy re-runs on Thursday.

Way to go NFL2012:( 



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:48 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

"SCAMerica has become a pathetic country. "

Last I checked, the door out of the USA isn't locked or guarded.. try not to let it hit you in your brain as you leave. Cool



Since: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:43 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

Really?  Still with the socialism from all of the conservatives?  Nine out of ten of you cannot tell me what socialism is without looking on Wikipedia, but you think because Fox News and Rush Limbaugh have told you Obama is a socialist, then you need to repeat it to make it sound like you understand politics.  First of all, anyone who still identifies with a political party in this current climate is a sheep.  Do you think Democrats or Republicans care about you?  Give me a break.  And you people who call yourself Republicans because you need to identify with a group to feel better about yourselves definitely need to wake up.  You all do not make that much money, and unless you do make a ton of money, you really have no reason to vote for people who don't have your interests in mind but cover it up by bouncing from one hot button issue to the next to distract you from what really matters.

As usual, message boards bring out people who live in an alternate reality.  How about instead of calling someone a socialist, you go figure out what it means first?  Our country is nowhere near a socialist state.  Nowhere near it!!!!  If you want to know what a shade of socialism really looks like, look no further than how the NFL operates to ensure distribution of profits.  Or take a peek at how Mitt Romney made so much money.  When your losses are always mitigated or leveraged, you are not practicing true capitalism.  Wake up people.  Quit being spoonfed lies so you feel like you are a part of something.

This is a country full of pathetic morons who have no idea what they are talking about.  Absolutely pathetic.  Go back to your NBA games that dumb you down even further.  "But he was fouled!  Whaaaaaaa!"  Major sports have already become one big rigged drama that keep the people pacified and distracted.  I am losing interest by the second.  Go examine your lives.   



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:11 am
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

plus remember last season, obama tried to dictate to the gop by having there debate moved to thursday, by telling them oh let me do my jobs speech the same night which was a weds. and just move the debate to thursday, when he knew that would never happen, why becuase the network and the gop ahd already agreed to the date, and oh yeah you tick off the other 30 teams in the league now, becuase whoever plays in this game now gets another extra day off



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:09 am
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Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:30 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

It's only fitting that the cheating Giants--  Bradshaw's fumble that was ridiculously called "forward progress" and handed the frauds the Super Bowl-- and then, the 12 men on the field that was allowed to KEEP the time off the clock penalty and only helped the cheaters WIN the Super Bowl-- will bow down to the most corrupt, socialist dictator- the Kenyan -- for his King's Speech in the most corrupt nation on Earth- with a Government that brainwashes its citizens led by a scammer who makes decisions based on b.s.- much the same as Victor Cruz's fumble in the game against Arizona that was called "down" - even though he wasn't even touched - that should have put the CARDINALS in the playoffs ahead of the cheating Giants.  9/5 and 9/6 -- all hail the deceivers...not the receivers..the DECEIVERS!!  SCAMerica has become a pathetic country.



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:23 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech


Well that was thoughtful of the NFL. Now I can watch the game and avoid his speech.



Since: Jan 14, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:09 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

FINALLY A SMART MAN THANK YOU! YOU DID THE RIGHT THING THIS TIME NFL12



Since: Jan 14, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:06 pm
 

NFL kicks off Wednesday 9/5 to avoid Obama speech

PLEASE CHECK AGAIN THE NFL IS A SOCIALIST LEAGUE YOU BIG DUMMY THE BAD TEAMS AND GOOD TEAMS SHARE ALL THE MONEY!! MY GOD THE NFL IS CHINA  AT ITS BEST!  JUST ASK THE NFL COMMISSIONER HE CAME ON TV TO ADMIT IT ONN 60 MIN. DONT LET THE FACTS GET IN THE WAY YOU HATER!!!!


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