Opening Day Bumped To 4:25 P.M.

June 28th, 2012
“Mark, who I do I call to get the pregame rigatoni moved back to 1:07 p.m.?”

In what’s clearly an effort to satisfy TV networks paying gobs of cash for NFL games, the league officially bumped all 4:15 p.m. starts to 4:25 p.m. today.

The move will significantly cut down the overlap of early and late games. has all the data, if you want every last detail.

Joe can already hear the celebrations of sports bar owners nationwide, as they celebrate squeezing one more cold beverage out of customers hanging for the extra 10 minutes.

Two Bucs games are affected: the opener against the Panthers, and later in September for Raheem Bowl I, when the Redskins come to Tampa.

4 Responses to “Opening Day Bumped To 4:25 P.M.”

  1. Jarret Says:

    It’s a smart move. I dont know why it took the NFL this long to figure out this is a good idea. It also cuts down on dead time between the 4 ‘clock games and the sunday night game for us addicts.

  2. Vic Says:

    Dead time? You need that time to quickly service the old lady and make a Publix run to reload

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I for one am glad Joe knows what Rigatoni IS:)

  4. Lion Says:

    The best part of all this is the fact that out first 2 home games are late afternoon games instead of the dreaded 1pm start time during that time of year. The people that made the schedule finally used some common sense.