McCain Competing with NFL in Primetime
ROBERT SIGEL, host:
This September, John McCain could face not one, but two tough contests. The second, of course, would come on November against either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. But the first may happen on September 4th, when McCain faces off against defending Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants - sort of.
MICHELE NORRIS, host:
The Giants, who'll be at meadow lands, playing the Washington Redskins in the opening game of the new NFL season. At the same time, John McCain is scheduled to accept his party's nomination for president at the Republican Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Well, for those millions of Americans who love their politics as much as their pigskin, fear not.
SIEGEL: That's right. The NFL has graciously bumped its game up to start 90 minutes earlier. That means that we can enjoy both the game and the political gamesmanship all in one night - unless, of course, the Giants and the Skins take it to overtime. In that case, all bets are off.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.