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    NFL season opener now on Wednesday

    New York, NY (Sports Network) - The 2012 season-opening NFL Kickoff game will be played on Wednesday, September 5 instead of the traditional Thursday night start.

    The change was made this year to avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama's Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.
    The Super Bowl XLVI-champion New York Giants will host the 8:30 p.m. (et) contest at MetLife Stadium. Their opponent has yet to be determined.

    The last NFL game to take place on a Wednesday occurred on September 22, 1948 (Rams-Lions).

    If you guys know me you know I honestly don't like Thursday night games, but now Wednesday's too? Whoever ends up playing will have almost an extra bye week right out of the gate to start the season.

    A little trivia for you, are there any days during the week that the NFL cannot televise their games?

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    My guess is that the Steelers don't get this matchup. I would think the NFL wants a team like Green Bay to play the Giants in a game like this. NFC conference rival against to two teams that faced each other in the playoffs last year.

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    the NFL just keeps getting harder to keep watching if you don't live in the states. I don't understand the sudden need to change all this... The system worked perfectly before.
    However much you think you know about football, rest assured that Skip Bayless knows more!

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    Dems get free publicity. Maybe they will annouce the start of a Govt Football league, no golden parachutes.. Goddell can run it.
    Call it Yank the American Flag Football.

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    Damn...................guys, I'm seriously about an inch away from saying phuck-it to the NFL. Moving the opening game to Wed night so everyone can watch Obama? This is total horseshit.

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