President Obama Might Ruin the First Night of the NFL Season

President Obama Might Ruin the First Night of the NFL Season

Forget the NFL lockout. The only thing standing between us and the start of the 2011-12 NFL season right now is President Obama. That's right—President Obama! O is a diehard sports fan, but that hasn't stopped him from scheduling a speech he's going to give to Congress for September 8 at 8PM/EST. As in, Thursday, September 8, the night that the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints are set to kick off the first game of the NFL season at 8:30PM/EST. Normally, that wouldn't be a problem. But the first game of the NFL season starts at 8:30PM/EST on NBC, which will likely want to air the Prez's speech. So if it runs longer than a half-hour, um, yeah. Don't expect O to be getting too much love from NFL fans that night.

Man, we know you're a Bears fan and you probably don't care about the nation missing out on a Packers game, but don't you know how long we've waited for football? [via SB Nation]

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