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Obama’s speech, and the NFL season opener: A helpful guide

President Obama will lay out his jobs plan in a television address. (AP)

Jordy Nelson of the Green Bay Packers (Rob Carr/GETTY IMAGES)

* Yes, football will go on. NBC will air coverage of the speech, and it’s not expected to conflict with the Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints NFL season opener, which starts at 8:30 p.m. at Lambeau Field.

* Because the 90-minute “NFL Kickoff 2011” ( at 7 p.m.) has been pre-empted on NBC, the network is showing the broadcast on four of its sister cable channels (Syfy, USA, G4 and Versus), as well as the NFL Network. The special, which features musical performances from Kid Rock, Maroon 5, and country trio Lady Antebellum, will be joined in progress on NBC when the speech coverage is over.

Everything else stays the same. And football and politics peacefully co-exist once again.

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.


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