McCain Competing with NFL in Primetime

Presumptive presidential nominee John McCain faces a ratings battle this September. His acceptance speech at the Republican Convention may be in primetime competition with the opening of the NFL season.

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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.

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