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President Barack Obama's speech won't conflict with the kickoff of the NFL season — but it will skewer pregame coverage.

NBC Universal has instead punted that coverage to its cable outlets — Versus, USA Network, Syfy and G4 — while the president presents his job-creation plan to a joint session of Congress on the NBC broadcast network. NFL Opening Kickoff 2011, featuring performances by Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5, will return to NBC after the speech (while the cable networks go back to their usual shows).

President Obama agrees to reschedule jobs speech to NFL Opening Day

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