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White House: Military members able to watch NFL playoffs on Armed Forces Network during shutdown
The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 21, 2017 | Naomi Lim

Posted on 01/21/2018 8:22:46 AM PST by huldah1776

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Sunday military service members overseas will be able to watch NFL playoff games after the American Forces Network resumed broadcasting, despite the government shutdown.

"Update: @DeptofDefense has informed us that AFN has been restored in most places. Glad our brave men and women can watch the game today," Sanders tweeted.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afn; dod; military; nfl; playoffs
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I won't be watching but if they want it, good. I was trying to think about what we could do to break the dems and end the shutdown.
1 posted on 01/21/2018 8:22:46 AM PST by huldah1776
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NFL is the last thing they should watch. Eff the NFL


2 posted on 01/21/2018 8:25:04 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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"White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Sunday military service members overseas will be able to watch NFL playoff games after the American Forces Network..."

Nice...

3 posted on 01/21/2018 8:26:58 AM PST by EEGator
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To: huldah1776

So long as they don’t block the porn.


4 posted on 01/21/2018 8:28:08 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Vaquero

Have you ever been stuck overseas on deployment?

Its not as bad as it was when I was over there, when we only had one channel, but things like this are important to them. I’m glad they are getting to see it.


5 posted on 01/21/2018 8:31:01 AM PST by Not A Snowbird (A year in Arizona... and I haven't burst into flames yet.)
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To: huldah1776

that is a relief /S/ I would order them not to watch that anti american racist crap where those sons of bitches blaspheme my country. I sure as hel won’t be.


6 posted on 01/21/2018 8:31:49 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: huldah1776

AFN is largely run by uniformed staff.


7 posted on 01/21/2018 8:35:09 AM PST by airborne (I don't always scream at the TV but when I do it's hockey playoffs season!)
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Good they can watch if they want to.

I’m sure there is money that can be diverted to other “necessary” things like this.

The “shut-down” won’t last forever and is no big deal. The consequence of resolution of the shut down though is a very big deal.

If Trump blinks he loses all of his leverage. Don’t blink. I think he knows this though. He didn’t get to where he is by giving in too quickly and not driving a hard bargain.


8 posted on 01/21/2018 8:37:17 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just have a few days that don't suck.)
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The Washington Times reported a week ago that none of the teams still in the playoffs have any active “protesters,” speculating that protesting teams created a distraction for themselves. Serves ‘em right.


9 posted on 01/21/2018 8:49:00 AM PST by JennysCool
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the NFL is to be shunned for permitting that crap. I dont care woo the teams are. The NFL permitted the toxic environment that allowed these thugs to disrespect our country and I would watch that crap for money.


10 posted on 01/21/2018 8:55:43 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Do you remember when AFN used to shutdown at midnight until 0600 every night?


11 posted on 01/21/2018 9:04:34 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: huldah1776

Good on Trump, and good for our soldiers.


12 posted on 01/21/2018 9:10:23 AM PST by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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More than one way to skin a Cat...I live down here in Florida... http://www.eaglesgame.net/live/philadelphia-eagles-football-live-stream-gameday/

I am going to watch my Birds


13 posted on 01/21/2018 9:10:44 AM PST by halfright (Deplorable in Florida)
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And you would get shot in the back during your next mission. “Sorry Mrs Raiderboy, your kid was being a jerk. He just had to go.”


14 posted on 01/21/2018 9:13:55 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
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To: huldah1776

You can be sure Team Schumer is NOT having TVs shut off where Illegals are being housed.


15 posted on 01/21/2018 9:14:53 AM PST by TomGuy
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I wonder if Trump made a few phone calls to get AFN back up? Pulled a string or two, maybe?

The troops will love it, because these two NFL games today are often better than the Superbowl.


16 posted on 01/21/2018 9:17:24 AM PST by DNME (The only solution to a BAD guy with a gun is a GOOD guy with a gun.)
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To: huldah1776

I wonder if Trump made a few phone calls to get AFN back up? Pulled a string or two, maybe?

The troops will love it, because these two NFL games today are often better than the Superbowl.


17 posted on 01/21/2018 9:17:26 AM PST by DNME (The only solution to a BAD guy with a gun is a GOOD guy with a gun.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Have you ever been stuck overseas on deployment?

Yes, in Germany, and I remember the Superbowl was a big deal because there was not a lot of real-time bandwidth between the U.S. and Europe in those days and converting from NTSC (525 lines) and PAL (625 lines) was expensive with analog circuitry.

18 posted on 01/21/2018 9:22:18 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Psephomancers for Hillary!)
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Bad news: No snow in Foxboro today. Yeah, and Brady has stitches in his throwing hand.


19 posted on 01/21/2018 9:23:25 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Psephomancers for Hillary!)
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To: huldah1776

Check out the last paragraph!

Then what the heck happened?!


20 posted on 01/21/2018 9:24:31 AM PST by mewzilla
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