Barack Obama’s Speech Pushes the NFL Opener to Wednesday, September 5th

The NFL says it will open the season on a Wednesday this year, looking to avoid issues with President Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention the following night.

The season, which lately has been starting on a Thursday, will start on Wednesday September 5th, and will highlight the champion New York Giants in a matchup at home vs an opponent to be determined.

The season usually begins on a Thursday night, but Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the change for this season on Tuesday. Starting time is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EST.


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