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Government shutdown: NFL playoffs won't be televised for military personnel overseas
CBS ^ | Jan 20, 2018 | John Breech

Posted on 01/20/2018 8:58:02 PM PST by 11th_VA

It's not going to be easy for any military members overseas to watch the NFL playoffs on TV on Sunday. One alternative: watching the AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Jaguars right here on CBSSports.com. Due to the government shutdown, the Pentagon has announced that the American Forces Network (AFN) won't be active until things are back up and running again in Washington DC. The AFN is the easiest way for soldiers to stay on top of American entertainment when they're deployed outside the country, but it's funded by the government, which is why it's down right now.

AFN regularly shows NFL playoff games; however, with the network currently offline, Eagles, Vikings, Patriots and Jaguars fans deployed overseas won't be able to watch the the AFC Championship or NFC Championship on the network on Sunday, and that's likely not going to change unless the shutdown somehow ends over the next 24 hours.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 115th; boycott; maga; nfl; nflboycott; schumershutdown; shutdown; supportourtroops
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This is gonnna Hurt some more than others ...
1 posted on 01/20/2018 8:58:02 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

Does anyone really believe that the government is funded on a day to day or a week to week basis?


2 posted on 01/20/2018 9:01:18 PM PST by LukeL
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To: 11th_VA

The Schumer Shutdown continues. America held hostage. Day Two. >:-(


3 posted on 01/20/2018 9:01:24 PM PST by PrairieDawg (#Drain The Swamp - NOW!)
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CBS Sports operates out of NYC. Perhaps it can share its concerns with Shutdown Schumer’s office.


4 posted on 01/20/2018 9:01:53 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: PrairieDawg

Rush should do a parody on Senator Shutdown Schumer.


5 posted on 01/20/2018 9:04:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 11th_VA

If only there were a way to view sports as streaming content.


6 posted on 01/20/2018 9:04:28 PM PST by Rebelbase (1/12/18 read the word 'shithole' more times in one day than in my entire life up to that that point.)
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To: 11th_VA

Some in the Service might not care.


7 posted on 01/20/2018 9:05:04 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: 11th_VA

Dear esteemed members of the military: The Democrat Party, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the socialists, do not support you. They support illegal immigrants over you. Let your families and friends know. There are more elections coming up and more swamp draining is much needed.


8 posted on 01/20/2018 9:05:59 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: 11th_VA

They shouldn’t be watching that crap anyway. NFL is disrespectful to them.


9 posted on 01/20/2018 9:06:47 PM PST by CommieCutter ("Trump is god emperor and he will win." -- some hacker)
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To: 11th_VA

I’m not technical but would there be a way to stream the games on-line for the troops?

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10 posted on 01/20/2018 9:06:48 PM PST by Mears
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To: 11th_VA

That’s actually a bonus.

My husband and I are planning a trip to eat at a restaurant/ sports bar that refuses to show NFL programming until they stop protesting against us.


11 posted on 01/20/2018 9:08:49 PM PST by BykrBayb (Lung cancer free since 11/9/07. Colon cancer free since 7/7/15. Obama free since 1/20/17. PTL ~ Þ)
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To: 11th_VA

But free internet access and Obama phones for illegals........


12 posted on 01/20/2018 9:11:37 PM PST by Billyv ( Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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To: 11th_VA

I Quit watching when the Donkeys (broncos) took a knee. Have not watched a game since. If they fired all kneelers I may watch in 5 years or so.


13 posted on 01/20/2018 9:14:49 PM PST by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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Jacksonville is the worst of the bunch. The entire team has taken a knee several times, and once in England.

Our servicemen deserve better entertainment than the NFL.

14 posted on 01/20/2018 9:17:15 PM PST by FredZarguna (And what Rough Beast, its hour come round at last, slouches toward 5th Avenue, to be born?)
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To: 11th_VA

Laptop + Internet connection + Google


15 posted on 01/20/2018 9:21:08 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: BykrBayb; mazda77; unkus; vette6387; SkyPilot; NFHale; Jet Jaguar; Kaslin; bevperl; seekthetruth

Please make a point of loudly mentioning that Shyster Schumer and the RAT party care more about illegals than they do about our troops and our national security.

Each of us should mention it everywhere we go.


16 posted on 01/20/2018 9:22:36 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 11th_VA
BOYCOTT THE NFL PLAYOFFS!!!™

BOYCOTT THE SUPER BOWL!!!!™

17 posted on 01/20/2018 9:27:02 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: 11th_VA

Cue the sob stories.

Congress should be the first to lose their pay.

Then the agencies.

Then the administration.

Then the judicial system.


18 posted on 01/20/2018 9:28:02 PM PST by lurk
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To: 11th_VA

Here’s how to stop the government shutdown. Round up all of the DACA “kids” and deport them all. Problem goes away if there are none to give amnesty to.


19 posted on 01/20/2018 9:29:25 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Rebelbase
If only there were a way to view sports as streaming content.

I know really, that was my thought as well. Any that want to watch will surely be able to through other channels.

20 posted on 01/20/2018 9:30:25 PM PST by Teflonic (tt)
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