NFL Moves up 2012 Kickoff for Pres. Obama Speech


By Chris Ariens Comment

The NFL is moving up its opening game of the 2012 season so as not to clash with Pres. Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. In recent years, the season kickoff game has been played on a Thursday night. This year it will move up to Wed., Sept. 5. airing on NBC at 7:30pmET. Which means the cable networks will have tough some competition for their coverage of night three of the convention.

In September, Pres. Obama moved up a speech on jobs and the economy so as not to conflict with the 2011 season opener between the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints.

As he did in Denver four years ago, Obama will deliver his acceptance speech at an NFL stadium. This time at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.