(CNN) - The National Football League announced Tuesday it will move its season-opening game in September in order to avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Obama is scheduled to make his speech at the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday, September 6, the same night the NFL was originally set to hold its kickoff game.
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The New York Giants, this year's Super Bowl champions, will now host the game one day earlier –Wednesday, September 6– at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
This marks the second time in a year that the White House and the NFL have been involved in a calendar change.
In September 2011, Obama agreed to move his much-anticipated jobs speech to a joint session of Congress up one hour prior to the start of the NFL's season opener between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints on September 8.
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Say it isn't so! The President of the United States takes precedent over NFL Football. Where are America's priorities? You would think reality has gained interest in this country. (some of you may not realize this is sarcasm, sorry)
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Well, thank you, at least there are still some out their that respects the President of the US!!
I wish they cancel his bla-bla-bla at all. I vote for his change and I got. Nothing,nada.
Understood that Obama disliked football season.
lucky it wasnt nascar.. nobody would here obama speak below the mason- dixon line...
Who cares. "Obama agreed to move his much-anticipated jobs speech" Really CNN? Who you, MSNBC and HuffPo? And who else "anticipated" the whiner's speech. All this guy does is talk. And all his cool-aid drinkers do is listen and faint. Any Republican 2012!