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NFL, NBC tackling challenge of scheduling conflict with Obama speech


One of the best facets of the new real-time media is that information can be harvested just as quickly as it can be disseminated.

Moments after posting our latest item regarding the decision of President Obama to move his Congressional address regarding jobs from September 7, which would have conflicted with a Republican presidential debate in California, to September 8, which conflicts with the Saints-Packers NFL regular-season opener, PFT dispatched e-mail messages both to the league and to NBC regarding the unexpected development.

“We’re aware of the situation and are communicating with the NFL,” an NBC spokesman told PFT.

No word yet from NFL spokesman Greg Aiello.

Given Tuesday’s surprisingly good news that former NBC Sports chief Dick Ebersol has returned to the company as an advisor for NBC’s coverage of the NFL and the Olympics, we’ve got a feeling that Dick will be doing some advising on this one.