October 31, 2008

ESPN gets last word on presidential race

Bristol-based ESPN will air both presidential contenders - Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain - during halftime of the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins on Monday night, probably about 10:15 p.m. that evening.
Both candidates will, of course, claim to be rooting for the Steelers because Pennsylvania's a bigger electoral prize, but they'll have kind words for the Redskins, too, since Northern Virginia is prime 'Skins territory and also in a battleground state.
ESPN's Chris Berman is going to talk to both contenders separately earlier on Monday. Since he's angling for a cushy government job, he'll likely go easy on them.
The halftime special is probably going to be the last time America hears from both hopefuls before the voting begins Tuesday morning.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to hear what "The Messiah" promises us next...