Don't worry, football fans. It turns out President Obama's planned speech on the nation's unemployment won't conflict with the NFL's opening night after all.
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"I can assure all you football fans that he will be completed before kickoff," White House spokesman Jay Carney told USA Today.
Obama's speech originally was scheduled for Sept. 7 until House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) balked at the scheduling since a Republican presidential debate is set for the same day.
When Obama decided to reschedule for Sept. 8, it created a conflict with the NFL -- until the agreement was reached to begin the speech at 7 p.m.
The game will be televised nationally by NBC.
The Associated Press reported that White House officials were working on the precise timing of the speech to avoid a conflict.