The sport of politics - If you were the President, would you want your speech to compete with debating Republicans, or NFL's opening night? Well, Mr. Obama has been forced to postpone an urgent economic speech to a joint session of Congress by one day to prevent a clash with the GOP and butting heads with the NFL.
President Obama initially scheduled his prime-time speech for Wednesday, which was the date for Republican's presidential candidates' debate.
However, Obama agreed to address Congress next Thursday after Republicans accused him of trying to upstage the GOP contenders for his job. His decision appeased Republicans, but now forces him to compete with the NFL season opener.
Seems wasteful to go back to work right before a long weekend