The NFL has boasted in the past about being the ultimate reality show. On Sunday night, there’s a new ultimate reality show in town.
Friday’s release of recordings containing wildly over-the-top sexual comments from Donald Trump raises the stakes for Sunday night’s debate. Which could sharply reduce the audience for what should be a very competitive and intriguing (especially with the presence of Odell Beckham Jr.) game between the Giants and the Packers.
Suddenly, the man who would interrogate and sometimes browbeat in his board room contestants on The Apprentice has now become a finalist in a bizarro version of the show, where he and Hillary Clinton will do battle in a town-hall format supposedly consisting of undecided voters asking questions that surely will be influenced by Friday’s events.
How could anyone who cares about the direction of the country and/or wants to see whether Trump can talk his way out of his biggest mess yet not watch? I’ll be watching, and most of you will be, too.
But I’ll be watching both, and it will be very easy for you to do the same.
You can watch the game on NBC and listen to/watch the debate online, via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and plenty of other resources (including NBCNews.com).
You can watch the debate on TV and listen to/watch the game via NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, or on your phone with Verizon’s NFL Mobile app.
You also can watch the game on one digital device and the debate on another one, which plenty will undoubtedly do.
However you choose to do it, you can watch both. And after the debate ends (at roughly 10:30 p.m. ET), slide over to NBC for the rest of the Giants-Packers game.