NFL Moves 2012 Season Opener to Accommodate Obama Convention Speech

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Another innovation this presidency has brought us: Wednesday Night Football. I’m sure NBC will be more than happy to even have him on before the game, just in case you can’t get enough of him.

The 2012 season-opening NFL Kickoff game will be played on Wednesday, September 5 (NBC, 8:30 PM ET), Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday.

The game will be played on Wednesday to avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama’s Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.

The Super Bowl XLVI-champion New York Giants will host the regular-season opener at MetLife Stadium. NBC will televise the game at 8:30 p.m. ET, with “NFL Kickoff 2012” beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Considering the game will draw more viewers, why not just move Obama to another, more suitable,  timeslot?  Say  4 am on Tuesday?


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3 Responses to “NFL Moves 2012 Season Opener to Accommodate Obama Convention Speech”

  1. © Sponge on 1/01/12 at 1:20 pm

    These cocksuckers in media are really getting on my nerves. Seriously, this is unprecedented, is it not?

    The NFL and Goodell can KMA and SMD. I’ve lost it for them anyway.