Saturday, September 6, 2008

NFL Opening Night Didn't Feel Like It

Was the NFL Opening Night featuring the New York Giants vs. the Washington Redskins rushed or what? I know NBC wanted to cover the McCain acceptance speech live but come on.

They kicked off at 7pm EST, a bad sign. Then they skipped the usual pre-game live song by Bon Jovi (this is a matchup in New Jersey after all). To make matters worse the game flew by. There were just over ten minutes of game time left in the forth quarter at 9:30 pm. Usually we are talking another hour at the least of real life time but at 10 pm the game was over, just before McCain was about to take the stage at the RNC.

Of course I was happy to see like maybe five ads in the last quarter of gameplay but there was no denying NBC wanted to get the game in before a news-worthy moment more then celebrate the opening night of the NFL.

Come on Roger Goodall, you are the guy in charge of the most popular sports league in America. You have the power to not have to deal with this bullshit. This is Opening Night for crying out loud but instead it became just a football game in the way of politics.