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For Falcons Fans Who Are Curious, Why Would The Nfl Have A Regular Season Game On A Wednesday Night During The Democratic Convention?


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Breaks up the monotony and disillusion that politics in general instills in people. I am in favour of Obama being re-elected but having a good ole footie match will at least enthuse people more than the race to the White House and the gloom that is pervading in many countries concerning the fortunes of power.

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Did this seem odd to you b/c I remember Thursday night games, not Weds. I'm trying not to overlook this.

I was wondering about this as well. My guess, Obama is supposed to give his speech Thursday night, so the White House asked the NFL to move their game to Wed. so that the faithful of the church of Obama would not be conflicted as to what to watch.

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I was wondering about this as well. My guess, Obama is supposed to give his speech Thursday night, so the White House asked the NFL to move their game to Wed. so that the faithful of the church of Obama would not be conflicted as to what to watch.

An so NBC and the NFL were willing to accommodate DNC, Wonder if they would have done the same for the RNC???

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An so NBC was willing to accommodate DNC, Wonder if they would have done the same for the RNC???

Not a fan of either the DNC or RNC, but for NBC to do it, my guess would be no. NBC probably would have tried to delay the kickoff to coincide with Romney's speech. Fox isn't quite as bad as NBC, but I doubt they would have been as willing to accommodate as NBC was if they had this game.

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Pretty bad when the President has to worry people would rather watch Football then watch him speak. This speaks Volumes as to where this country is at.

It would have been the same 50 years ago. What's your point?

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It would have been the same 50 years ago. What's your point?

50 years ago JFK was president and professional football was in its TV infancy. It would not have been the same then. Perhaps 20 years ago it would have been, though. I think his point is that politics have become completely polarized at this point. For those on the left, Obama is the messiah and can do no wrong, while Romney is a rich corporate fat cat who will never do anything right. For those on the right, Obama is a socialist empty suit who will never do anything right, and Romney is, at least, not Obama. The discourse has completely broken down. Small wonder, then, that football would hold the nation's attention.

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the Republican convention has been going on since Sunday 9/26. it was not like they picked Wednesday 9/5 to talk.

I went to Tampa that week and they were doing it regardless of what Hurricane Issac was going to.

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Well, I watched Clinton's speech instead of the football game, but that's all I watched of the DNC... not interested in the rest. If the Cowboys-Giants were playing tonight, I'd turn over and watch Obama speak, but not any of the rest of it.

But I understand why they switched it around... the majority of people would turn the channel to watch Obama talk, so just move the game to avoid having your ratings drop for an hour or so. Wish they would've moved it to Friday night instead, though, but I guess college football would've complained.

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I was wondering about this as well. My guess, Obama is supposed to give his speech Thursday night, so the White House asked the NFL to move their game to Wed. so that the faithful of the church of Obama would not be conflicted as to what to watch.

OK, but wwhy not move it to Friday night, after we heard the First Lady, Bill Clinton and the President?

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Well, I watched Clinton's speech instead of the football game, but that's all I watched of the DNC... not interested in the rest. If the Cowboys-Giants were playing tonight, I'd turn over and watch Obama speak, but not any of the rest of it.

But I understand why they switched it around... the majority of people would turn the channel to watch Obama talk, so just move the game to avoid having your ratings drop for an hour or so. Wish they would've moved it to Friday night instead, though, but I guess college football would've complained.

Which majority? The guy isn't nearly as popular as he was 4 years ago... both candidates leave a lot to be desired... in the face of NCAA or NFL football the choice isn't very hard.

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Which majority? The guy isn't nearly as popular as he was 4 years ago... both candidates leave a lot to be desired... in the face of NCAA or NFL football the choice isn't very hard.

Well, I guess we won't know now. But football crushed every other show last night, so maybe it still would've had better ratings if paired against the president's speech.

I think it was just a courtesy to the president, and it should've been done. I bet that if Romney were going to speak tonight, they would've re-scheduled the game as well. Still think they should've moved it to Friday though haha

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