An NFL game at 9:30 a.m. ET? Get ready for it.

December 4, 2013

(Jane Mingay / AP)

The NFL, in its continuing quest for global, calendric and nightly domination, has come up with a new wrinkle: a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff.

It’ll be just like living in California…without the annoying breezes, sea and sunshine.

Next Oct. 26, the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons will play in London’s Wembley Stadium, which means that there’ll be a quadruple-header of games — roughly 14 hours — of footballness for one Sunday. The NFL announced the slate of games today, with the others kicking off at the usual 6 p.m. (1 p.m. ET in the U.S.).

Unfortunately, West Coast fans will have to wake up at 6:30 a.m. for the start of this quadruple-header, but everybody can’t have everything all at once. Yet. Give the NFL time.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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