To be fair, the NFL also moved the 2008 season opener to a different day so it wouldn’t interfere whatsoever with John McCain’s acceptance speech. What? Oh, nevermind.

From CBS News:

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday that the NFL is holding its opening game of the 2012-2013 season on Wednesday, September 5 in order to avoid conflict with President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, scheduled for the next night.

The game, hosted by the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, will begin on September 5 at 8:20 p.m. Eastern Time. The opposing team has yet to be determined. Mr. Obama’s speech on September 6 is set to be held at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Bank of America Stadium.

A Democratic official told Hotsheet that Democrats did not request the change.

“The decision to move the NFL season opener was made by the league alone, not at the request of the [Democratic National Convention Committee] or Obama Campaign,” said the official.

Instead, the game will be played at the same time Joe Biden will be giving his acceptance speech, so the good news is that you’re likely to see some fumbling no matter which one you decide to watch.

There hasn’t been an NFL game on a Wednesday since September of 1948, but I don’t think it had anything to do with the league giving deference to Harry Truman.

(h/t Right Sphere)


6 Responses to “NFL Season Opener Moved Up a Day to Accommodate Obama Acceptance Speech”

  1. Truesoldier__ on February 29th, 2012 3:38 pm

    Obama will be giving another "green" speech that night anyway……..the material from every speech he gives has been reclycled over and over again.

  2. backwoodsconsr on February 29th, 2012 4:37 pm

    Obama–Not For Long

  3. Marshall_Will on February 29th, 2012 8:40 pm

    Lol, that IS what NFL stands for right?

    Yep, no collusion here! Well… maybe a casual 'hint' but hey, this is what happens when you go all in the tank and your betters start making decisions FOR you!?

    This should anger us and genuinely call their objectivity into question, launching an immediate search and investigation for the 'internal' email filling this no-request request. We've got such bigger fish to fry and this IS His last year to make such demands….

  4. SignPainterGuy on February 29th, 2012 9:40 pm

    It will be his final year, but watch out come Nov. thru Jan. 20, 2013. The acceleration in demands and EOs and pardons will be unprecedented to say the least !

  5. leather flats on December 6th, 2012 4:53 am

    why don't obama just sing or whatever maybe rap his speeches..lolz

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