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JCTexan
02-28-2012, 04:52 PM
The NFL season will start on Wednesday, September 5th, instead of the traditional Thursday night opener.

The NFL will kick off its season on Wednesday, Sept. 5 instead of the traditional Thursday night start to avoid a conflict with a scheduled speech by President Barack Obama on Sept. 6 at the Democratic National Convention.

Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement Tuesday. The game, to be hosted by the Super Bowl-champion New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The Giants' opponent for the opener hasn't been determined yet. The 2012 NFL schedule will be revealed in the coming months.

According to the league, it hasn't played a game on a Wednesday since Sept. 22, 1948, when the Rams faced the Lions.

The NFL regular season has started on a Thursday since 2002.

This year's change was announced by the league on Tuesday

ESPN (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7626288/nfl-season-start-wednesday-sept-5-due-democratic-national-convention)

ArlingtonTexan
02-28-2012, 09:25 PM
This could play well in the FFA.

JimBaker488
02-28-2012, 09:26 PM
Lot more Republican owners than Democrats, so wonder how this happened ?

Dutchrudder
02-28-2012, 10:45 PM
Lot more Republican owners than Democrats, so wonder how this happened ?

Nothing to do with politics, they just want primetime TV to themselves to kick off the season. Last year they had a big shindig with concerts before the game, lots of NFL videos and analysis, predictions for the season from commentators and such. It's a big production now, and they will be sure to schedule a good team for the Giants to play to ensure people watch it.