If you can't wait for the 2012 NFL season to begin (and that's many of you out there), the wait for the New York Giants to defend its Super Bowl championship will come a day earlier than usual. The game has been moved to Wednesday, Sept. 5, to avoid conflicting with President Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Sept. 6.â†µ
#NFL opener on Wednesday, 9/5, to avoid conflict w/ President Obama’s Thursday nite speech at the Democratic National Conventionâ†µ— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) February 28, 2012
This will be the first time since the 1948 season that the NFL has played a game on a Wednesday. The Rams defeated the Lions, 44-7, on Sept. 22, 1948.â†µ
NBC will still have the broadcast at 6:30 p.m. MT and have pregame coverage begin one hour earlier. Maybe NBC will have a rip-roaring kickoff act to start the season off correctly. The Giants' opponent, however, won't be announced until April.