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Cindy Boren
Deputy Sports Editor

Cindy Boren

The Post's NFL/Redskins editor

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It's tough to know which side to pick in tonight's big battle and I'm not talking Redskins-Giants.

Did the Republican National Convention not get the memo or the new calendars, updated from above by Pope Gregory shortly after the dawn of the 21st century? These calendars commandeth a couple of important new facts: the first Sunday in February and the first Thursday after Labor Day belong to the NFL.

Thanks to the league, you no longer have to think about where you'll be or what you'll be doing on those two nights, as well as 17 fall Sundays and Mondays and some Thursdays. The only mystery about the first Sunday in February is who will be playing and how many calories you will consume.

Same with the first Thursday after Labor Day. It belongs to fubball, not politics and certainly not to an acceptance speech by a nominee who was chosen months ago. Of course, that could have been part of the Republicans' grand old plan all along: let their guy give his speech on a night when people's rears are already in the seats and the TVs are on. If so, then drafting off the NFL season-opener's audience might just give their prime-time speech a big bump and be a stroke of genius.

What could possibly go wrong? Double overtime, anyone?

By Cindy Boren  |  September 4, 2008; 9:45 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Its simple Republicans hate football. Can you get us the neilson raiting for both events at some point?

Posted by: Alex35332 | September 4, 2008 1:25 PM

They hate fubball? Aren't they Americans? Americans can't hate fubball, can they?

Posted by: Cindy | September 4, 2008 2:56 PM

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