With President Obama’s address to Congress set for Thursday, September 8 — the same night that the NFL season kicks off — fans were understandably concerned about TV coverage of politics cutting into TV coverage of football.
The White House is promising those fans they have nothing to worry about.
“I can assure all you football fans that he will be completed before kickoff,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
Obama’s speech will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern, and the Saints-Packers game that night doesn’t begin until 8:30. So there shouldn’t be any trouble getting the speech done in plenty of time.
Carney noted that Obama didn’t want to miss the game, either, saying, “It means he will have the opportunity to watch the game, like millions of other Americans.”