As a result of President Obama’s Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention, the NFL had to make a key decision to move its annual first game to Wednesday night instead of its usual Thursday. It turns out, this could have been the party’s most politically savvy move in decades.

“I’m super pumped!” said Darryl Wainsmith of Dallas, Texas. “Usually, I vote straight ticket Republican. But now that I get to watch “Merica’s Team” play them dawgs, the Giants, one day early, I realize the President is just like me … except Muslim.”

Terry Rathburg, of Akron, Ohio—a key swing state—reiterated Wainsmith’s comments. “I don’t even like both the teams playing. But you know what I really don’t like? Sitting at home with my wife when I could be drinking a cold one with the guys. Thank you, President Obama.”

A recent Gallup poll show’s Obama’s approval rating skyrocketing with males age 24-50—shooting up from a 39 percent approval rating to a whopping 84 percent. Pollster, Susan Conrad, commented on the trend.

“Forget super PACs. Forget television ads. Give American men what the want—football as early as possible. This could be a game-changer.”

When asked to comment on Obama’s move, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney pledged to do all he could to offer the American public earlier views of equestrian events, the national yachting finals, and the professional croquet league.

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