The first game of the Redskins season will also be the first of the NFL's 2008 season. Per NFL.com:
The game is now scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EDT on Sept. 4 -- the concluding night of the Republican convention -- and will be televised by NBC. League spokesman Greg Aiello said Wednesday that the NFL is talking with the network about changing the game's starting time to 7 p.m.
As Michael David Smith notes, the timing could be bad for the Republican Convention:
Fugg it, here's what everyone else says:
Tandler's Real Redskins (new site, update your links)
Bucktown still hates the Giants
Unrelated: Go vote for Redskins > Chiefs Update [2008-3-27 13:24:25 by Skin Patrol]: Nevermind it is too late to vote; I have no idea who won.
Unrelated: Had to add this, it's as funny as I am (apparently) insensitive... which is to say very
Unrelated: Owners propose new tuck rule -- Jame Gumb approves
Back on topic, we're facing the reigning World Champeens of the only sport that matters on National Television in the first bit of real NFL that starved and depraved fans will have had for months longer than is permissible under the Constitution's 8th Amendment. I quote Amsterdam Vallon, edited only so slightly, from one of my favorite movies, Gangs of New York (which apparently has no fewer than 87 errors -- and they gave this guy an Oscar? Amateur hour!):