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John McCain and Barack Obama interviews to air during halftime of Monday Night Football game; Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers also involved in the game

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Something kind of different is going to happen during halftime of Monday's Pittsburgh Steelers-Washington Redskins game. Since it's the night before the presidential election, ESPN will air interviews with both Barack Obama and John McCain that were conducted by Chris Berman.

Surprisingly, this will not be Obama's first appearance on "Monday Night Football".



You're probably thinking, 'what are the odds that they would schedule a Monday night game in Washington on the eve of an election?'

From Los Angeles Times:

"We worked with our partners at the NFL to schedule a 'Monday Night Football' game in Washington on this special night, and this presents a unique opportunity for John McCain and Barack Obama to reflect upon the last few months and address a large primetime audience on the final day of the campaigns," said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, production.
Now you're probably wondering who gets to go first.

From the New York Times:

""We'll flip a coin," said Norby Williamson, an ESPN executive vice president. He said he will not ask campaign officials to call heads or tails. "We'll do it amongst ourselves," he said.
In the same blog post, Berman admits that these interviews aren't going to have dramatic repercussions.

""This isn't going to be a mind-changer," he said, "but it might give people one or two things to think about before they go into the voting booth."
For what it's worth: the last time McCain's Arizona Cardinals took on Obama's Bears, Chicago came away with a 24-23 win despite committing six turnovers and scoring three points on offense.

Cardinals coach Dennis Green did not take it well.



Are you going to tune into these interviews or are you all interviewed out? Will they have any impact whatsoever? Anyone upset about politics seeping its way into any otherwise lovely NFL game?

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Obama/Biden Football Team
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55BZ2gSsSmY

Change we need
Obama/Biden '08

When you walk in to the voting booth tommorrow, think about the last 8 years of record setting jobs losses, record setting budget and trade deficits, and the endless war in Iraq that Obama will end, but McCain has no plan to end. Our country can't afford 8 more years of the disasterous policies of the Republicans.

McCain and Palin have NO plan for the economy and NO plan to end the war in Iraq. A Republican is a Republican. I don't trust McCain and Palin.

Barack Obama will invest money for science, for health care, for education, and to help the people here in our own country. Barack Obama and the Democrats will nominate Supreme Court Justices who will protect our 4th ammendment rights to privacy and all of our individual freedoms.

Let us not forget the election in 2000 when Bush won the election by a 5 to 4 vote in the U.S. Supreme Court. Barack Obama and Joe Biden need every vote that they can get. Tell your friends and family to vote for Barack Obama. Tell the entire block where you live to vote for Barack Obama and have a car pool to the voting booth. The Democrats need a win!

VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA AND LETS GET A DEMOCRAT WIN ON NOVEMBER 4TH!

Obama is gonna win tonight for sure!!! This country needs a great leader since the last 8 years of been the worst ever. Through some stumbling around on the Internets the other day I came across this amazing time line of Obama's life here at http://www.capzles.com/ff8fc5bc-de7c-40ee-bdbf-71ca61e120b3

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