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DTLB58
03-31-2008, 03:55 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8077fc99&template=with-video&confirm=true

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the 2008 Kickoff Weekend national primetime television schedule on Monday.


For the fifth consecutive season, the defending Super Bowl champion will open the season by hosting the NFL Thursday night season kickoff. The 2008 regular season officially opens on Thursday, Sept. 4 when the New York Giants host the Washington Redskins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.

The kickoff will be 90 minutes earlier than the start time of the traditional season opener due to the Republican National Convention.

The Week 1 Sunday night primetime contest will feature a rematch of of Super Bowl XLI, with the Chicago Bears at the Indianapolis Colts at 8:15 p.m. ET. It will mark the Colts' first game in their new home, Lucas Oil Stadium.

The first Monday night of the 2008 season will feature a doubleheader for the third consecutive season. In two matchups of division rivals on Sept. 8, the Green Bay Packers will host the Minnesota Vikings at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the Denver Broncos at the Oakland Raiders at 10:15 p.m. ET. Both games will be televised on ESPN.

The announcement of these national primetime TV games was made by Goodell at the NFL Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.

MahiMike
03-31-2008, 06:19 PM
What? No Chiefs?!!!

QuikSsurfer
03-31-2008, 06:26 PM
What? No Chiefs?!!!

ROFL

Boon
03-31-2008, 06:31 PM
Broncos at Raiders?
This one has playoff implications written all over it.

JohninGpt
03-31-2008, 06:36 PM
What? No Chiefs?!!!

When will we ever get any respect from the networks? I CALL SHANANIGANS!!!

Reerun_KC
03-31-2008, 06:42 PM
When will we ever earn any respect from the networks? I CALL SHANANIGANS!!!

FYP

JohninGpt
03-31-2008, 06:45 PM
FYP

Oh....earn?

This could take a while.....

thurman merman
03-31-2008, 07:00 PM
lucas oil stadium?

Mr. Arrowhead
03-31-2008, 07:19 PM
why do the ****ing raiders always get monday night football games

Rain Man
03-31-2008, 07:25 PM
An epic battle looms on Week 1, as John Engelberger and Cecil Sapp lead the Broncos against their rivals, led by Justin Fargas and Stuart Schweigert. Who will make a first down? Who will fumble the snap? Can Al Davis walk unaided to the sidelines? Will Mike Shanahan reach the cheese at the end of the maze? Stories abound in this classic matchup of Pinto vs. Gremlin.

Reerun_KC
03-31-2008, 07:29 PM
Oh....earn?

This could take a while.....
ROFL

Monday Night Meltdown still looms large for the Chiefs....

thurman merman
03-31-2008, 07:31 PM
why do the ****ing raiders always get monday night football games

because they have randy moss.

oh wait...

Bob Dole
03-31-2008, 07:33 PM
why do the ****ing raiders always get monday night football games

Because there's never any shortage of comedy gold to show going in and coming out of commercial breaks?

Spicy McHaggis
04-01-2008, 07:56 AM
Because there's never any shortage of comedy gold to show going in and coming out of commercial breaks?

Agreed. It's the train wreck phenomenon.