NFL changes fall scedule for Obama speech
February 29th, 2012
09:57 AM ET

NFL changes fall scedule for Obama speech

(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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Topics: 2012 Election

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  1. USAFVet

    Unbelievable...time to replace this guy occupying the WH

    February 29, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  2. Mike in Fairfax, VA

    Ridiculous.

    February 29, 2012 at 11:18 am |
  3. george of the jungle

    why not he is the president they are just a game . Obama 2012 Repos should have fun with this one. Who cares

    February 29, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • Howard

      The American people ... our allies ... our Generals ... the Catholics ... and, now the NFL ... has to subordinate themselves, and grovel to this pompous ass.

      February 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  4. acdcguy

    Guess Obama whined long enough to the NFL since he knew his TV rating would be near zero if they kept their schedule. and George, your right, who cares what Obama has to say.

    February 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  5. Republican Not Voting for Romney

    NFL knows a winner when they see one. Go Prez!

    February 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
  6. WDinDallas

    Will Joe Biden be the interim President before the end of 2012?

    VERY QUIETLY OBAMA'S CITIZENSHIP CASE REACHES THE SUPREME COURT AP – WASHINGTON D.C. -

    In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" has Released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College .... Released today, the school transcript indicates that Obama, under the name “Barry Soetoro”, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California.

    The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking.

    Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record of him ever applying for US citizenship, this is looking pretty grim. The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama's legitimacy and qualification to serve as President article titled, "Obama Eligibility Questioned," leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama's first official visit to the U.K. In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama's legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey .

    This lawsuit claims Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. Donofrio's case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama's citizenship or qualification to serve as president.

    Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records.

    Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. Attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter... LET OTHER FOLKS KNOW THIS NEWS, THE MEDIA WON'T!

    Another Subject Obama needs to resolve: Issue of a Passport?

    While there may be little interest in getting in the middle of the Obama birth issue, Paul Hollrah over at FSM did so yesterday and believes the issue can be resolved by Obama answering one simple question: What passport did he use when he was shuttling between New York , Jakarta , and Karachi ?

    So how did a young man who arrived in New York in early June 1981, without the price of a hotel room in his pocket, suddenly come up with the price of a round-the-world trip just a month later? And once he was on a plane, shuttling between New York , Jakarta , and Karachi , what passport was Obama offering when he passed through Customs and Immigration? The American people not only deserve to have answers to these questions, they must have answers.

    It makes the debate over Obama's citizenship a rather short and simple one.

    Q: Did he travel to Pakistan in 1981, at age 20?

    A: Yes, by his own admission.

    Q: What passport did Obama travel under?

    A: There are only three possibilities…1) He traveled with a U.S. A. issued Passport; or 2) He traveled with a British passport; or 3) He traveled with an Indonesia passport.

    Q: Is it possible that Obama traveled with a U.S. Passport in 1981?

    A: No. It is not possible. Pakistan was on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list in 1981.

    Conclusion: When Obama went to Pakistan in 1981 he was traveling either with a British passport or an Indonesian passport. If he were traveling with a British passport that would provide proof that he was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961, not in Hawaii as he claims. And, if Obama were traveling with an Indonesian passport that would tend to prove that he relinquished whatever previous citizenship he held, British or American, prior to being adopted by his Indonesian step-father in 1967.

    Whatever the truth of the matter, the American people need to know how he managed to become a "natural born" American citizen between 1981 and 2008. Given the destructive nature of his plans for America, as illustrated by his speech before Congress and the disastrous spending plan he has presented to Congress, the sooner we learn the truth of all this, the better.

    If you Don't care that Your President is not a natural born Citizen and in Violation of the Constitution, then Delete this, and then lower your American Flag to half-staff, because the U.S. Constitution is already on life-support, and won't survive much longer.

    February 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
  7. Charlotte

    Good for the NFL! They recognize that a sporting match is not as important as the Presidency. Of course a whole lot of meatheads are going to post on here trying to claim that Obama was whining or that he doesn't deserve this kind of respect or whatever. These lowlifes actually think that football matters. Better people know otherwise. Moreover, this is good for the NFL's ratings because they would likely lose a lot of their audience if they tried to conflict with the President's speech.

    February 29, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  8. Txjack

    If any other president did that then it would be a big to do about it .
    But since in Barry “scam” Obama lets change it.

    Agreed no one really who cares what he has to say.

    February 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  9. T

    Txjack
    Agreed no one really who cares what he has to say.
    I think you better start caring what going around you, because the GOP does not have your best interest in heart , only if you the 1%. Are you the one %? If so understand. But people need to put their own thinkers cap on and stop letting the GOP think for them. If the NFL wants to do that, it is want it is. For those who dont care you need to think about it because with the GOP in charge the country is going back in time..................

    February 29, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
    • Txjack

      T
      I agree with you 100%.

      I am not a GOP'er
      I have been an Independent since back in 68’
      But I call them as I see them.

      Best Regards.

      February 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
    • Howard

      You fool ... Obama IS THE 1% ... and, so are his biggest supporters ... Buffet, Soros, Imelt ... you so called 99%, are just window dressing, who are being USED for his political gain ... lol !!!

      February 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  10. Lynda, California

    This is a class move by the NFL and shows respect for our nation's highest office. The GOP will, no doubt, get all hysterical and emotional as they do about all things Obama, but this is a wonder gesture on the NFL's part. As always, a big fan of the NFL!

    February 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  11. Al Ware

    I'm a big football fan, but let's keep things in there proper perspective. The President's speech is a 1000 times more important than a football game! I wish people would stop disrespecting our President. It's embarrassing!!! The GOP is only interested in one thing and one thing only, beating Obama, even if it means letting this country go down in flames!

    February 29, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  12. WDinDallas

    1%? This is just lie. If the Republicans are only a party for the 1% then why are there 150+ million of them?

    February 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  13. jerry

    live it up obama while you can...you act like an african tribal king. We have your number and you know it..and you know very well your days as president are numbered...and please don't let the door kit you in your strutting a zzzz on your way out...oh...and leave the silver ware..please.

    February 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • Erm

      Jerry, you are an idiot and should have been aborted as a fetus. Only if we could forsee how people can turn out, then everyone would support abortion

      February 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
  14. Joey

    It doesn't matter when the NFL opens, I'll watch the game. It also doesn't matter when Obama gives his speech, I'll watch something else like I always do. This change is trivial and won't affect anything, people will watch what they want.

    February 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
  15. george of the jungle

    what did i tell you repos gone wild. What do you expect from a group that watches cars go round and round for hours? The NFL made the dicission on their own not the president. Go back to watching our cars.

    February 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm |