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Barack Obama Will (Unfortunately) Stay Out Of NFL's Way

In an odd move that shows what really matters to the citizens of this country, the outcry that came against Barack Obama’s announcement that he’d dare to schedule a Presidential address around an NFL game has been heard. Now a spokesperson for Obama has said his upcoming speech next week will not interfere with the NFL telecast.

As much as I love football and as little as I care about Presidential speeches – Republican or Democrat – the fact that Obama even made this concession or paid attention to it is a bit much. Give your speech. If we watch, we watch. The NFL is a game. Games are frivolous in the end. Perhaps some NFL fans are happy with the announcement, but for me it’s symbolic of a deeper issue.