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Howie Long

Gov't Shutdown RUINING Football

For Our Troops

10/6/2013 11:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Football legend Howie Long has a message for our government -- GET YOUR CRAP TOGETHER SO TROOPS CAN WATCH SOME NFL FOOTBALL!!

Long says ... due to the standoff in D.C., the Armed Forces network can't operate at full speed --which means no NFL for our soldiers.

The NFL Hall of Famer issued a pretty heartfelt statement about the situation during Sunday's NFL broadcast on FOX ... explaining how NFL broadcasts help our men and women in uniform:

"These games bring a welcome piece of home and a much deserved respite from the dangerous work [the troops] do protecting our liberty."

Long finishes up saying "regardless of politics" ... the whole "NFL on FOX" team wants the shutdown to end soon.

Don't we all.

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16.

OK    

Sorry but I think the troops overseas who are actually doing something with their lives should get to watch football. They aren't sitting around the house with 50 kids the government is paying for.

298 days ago
17.

GOLLY    

It could end anytime if the democrats would compromise and negotiate. But they said they would not negotiate. They passed a really bad bill and instead of admitting their mistake, hey want to compound it a thousand fold. Way to go. I'm going to have to vote republican next election

298 days ago
18.

KicksandGiggles    

Howie needs to STFU and stay in his lane. If he wanted to do something worthwhile, instead of football, he would advocate bonuses equal to what he spends annually on clothes!!!

298 days ago
19.

killerbotics    

Obama made sure they still get MSN for 4 hours a day.

298 days ago
20.

jimplante    

The problem is the amount of stuff that is still getting funded while the government is "shut down". NSA, CIA, FBI, and plus we are paying overtime for Sheriffs to shut down and control access to any national park and even beaches. This is clear propaganda to try and get republicans to give in. Barrack Obama is a puppet. When he originally ran he claimed he would NEVER raise taxes on anyone making less than 250k a year. Affordable health care act which was determined as a tax by the supreme court (so it couldn't go through proper bill channels) ruined that. Because some strong members that are actually working FOR us do not back down, Barrack Hussein Obama is refusing to compromise. This government is a sham. Hope and Change?????? A ****ing joke. - James Plante (Independent)

298 days ago
21.

NOT ELMO    

Howie Long Gov't Shutdown RUiNiNG Football
For Our Troops................ROMNEYSiA AKA MR. 47% iS SUPER-RiCH AND HiS REPUBLiCLOWN FRiENDS iN CONGRE$$ ARE STiLL GETTiNG THEiR $2OO,OOO.OO A YEAR PAYCHECKS SO THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE REST OF POOR AMERiCA...

298 days ago
22.

NOT ELMO    

Who's to blame

Congress
64%
Prez O
36%

Total Votes: 101,697 *Poll Results

298 days ago
23.

She's baaaack    

So Howie, how about you and your mega millions buddies getting together with some internet/TV or whatever would get the feeds to the troops and get the game feeds to them? It can't be too hard with all the money you have could it?

298 days ago
24.

deltablues2    

Because football is the only thing that matters, huh Howie?

298 days ago
25.

BW    

You are pathetic howie, a bid douche in my book. You are just like the little crybabies that can't get their way. Just STFU you looser, there are bigger thing at stake if you didn't know. What a little B*tch.

298 days ago
26.

Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

As much as I support our troops, I know first hand that they get paid very well. They get many perks on top of it. Many who have families qualify for WIC even though they have high incomes, houses, cars, motorcycles, etc.
What bugs me are the baby mommas whining to the TV reporters about 'who gunna feed their babies' now that their WIC is cut off. Maybe they should have thought of that before allowing the town man whore to forego a condom.

298 days ago
27.

demoncat    

think the soliders first priority is figuring out how they are going to pay their bills then if they will get to watch any more football due to the government wanting to act like babies instead of ending the shut down .

298 days ago
28.

Woot    

KCUF Fox!

298 days ago
29.

MadCharles    

The Obama's could care less about military.

298 days ago
30.

Jeff    

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298 days ago
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