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Mark Maske
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Mark Maske

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No Contest


Please. Is there any question? Filling an NFL stadium just one time makes you the rock star of presidential politics. Fill it seven more times a year, and we'll start to talk.
Just kidding. But it's tough to beat the NFL for compelling TV, not to mention ratings points. It will be interesting to see the ratings numbers in Washington for the Redskins vs. those for McCain.

By Mark Maske  |  September 3, 2008; 10:50 PM ET  | Category:  NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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my fear is the game goes overtime and nbc cuts to conventtion

Posted by: jim nolan | September 4, 2008 11:51 AM

The Skins will dominate the beltway. The RNC is hoping that it won't go into overtime.

Posted by: skins | September 4, 2008 1:28 PM

NBC will be in breach of their NFL contract if they cut off any of the game. They will not. What's more likely is McCain delaying his speech for the game, if the Skins run late. The NFL rules the (air)waves.

Posted by: Kev | September 4, 2008 2:41 PM

We have been living and breathing politics for so many mnths, it's now time for football.

Posted by: Mike | September 4, 2008 3:03 PM

The Redskins are going to peel head tonight. No worries about over-time.

Then we can listen to McCain defend torture, attack abortion, promise more tax cuts for his wife, drill for oil in nature preserves without affecting the price of gas or even the rate of increase, start another Cold War with Russia, attack Iran (doubling the price of gas ;-), and cover-up the treasonous actions of the previous administration.

Posted by: John F. Reed | September 4, 2008 3:14 PM

skins up by 40 at halftime. that way everyone wins.

Posted by: zyvo | September 4, 2008 3:18 PM


Posted by: Jack K Cooke | September 4, 2008 4:07 PM

one is almost guaranteed to cost me major ducets with a win, while the 'Skins can on ly break my heart with a loss. i'll be watching some FOOTBALL

Posted by: mdrockjock | September 4, 2008 4:11 PM

I'm DVRing both.

Posted by: Dellis | September 4, 2008 4:45 PM

Palin has that sexy librarian vibe going for her ...

Posted by: Monkman63 | September 4, 2008 5:00 PM

NBC is contractually obligated to show the whole game, so they won't cut away even if it does go into overtime.

Posted by: moonshineJoe | September 4, 2008 5:21 PM

Lucky for McCain, he's not trying to win either NY or DC.

Posted by: ugh | September 4, 2008 5:50 PM

Both Sucked. I should have watched Antiques Roadshow.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 5, 2008 2:26 AM

NBC is soooo in the tank for Sen Obama, lets hope it does only cover the Football game. Just less bias comments after the speech.

Posted by: Willie | September 5, 2008 3:06 AM

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