You can now synchronize your watches. The NFL has given word that the 2012 regular season will officially start when the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys on September 5th. As usual the game will kick off on the Champ’s home field but what’s odd is that the game is on a Wednesday, not the normal Thursday event.
The regular season has started on a Thursday since 2002, but the league moved this year’s opener up a day to avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama’s planned speech at the Democratic National Convention.
According to the league, it hasn’t played a game on a Wednesday since Sept. 22, 1948, when the Rams faced the Lions.