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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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31.

MadCharles    

The Obama's could care less about military.

196 days ago
32.

Jeff    

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195 days ago
33.

LM    

The truth and facts get in the darn way, conservatives, don't they?!!! The GOP refusing to pass a budget unless Obamcare is defunded, is akin to Democrats refusing to do so unless a law is signed banning assault weapons. There is NO difference. But the Democrats haven't done that!

195 days ago
34.

Amy    

I love football and I love the Steelers. But maybe when the NFL starts paying taxes they can complain????

195 days ago
35.

CRITICXTREME::    

Only the poor and the stupid care about football. The people who truly run this world only care about your money, obedience and to use you to fight worlds they started. And guest what??? It's working. Howie Long is just following the script.

195 days ago
36.

eqquesz    

The biggest CAMPING CAMPAIGN the world has ever seen - USA occupations, and training operations- SO EVERYONE OUT THERE WANTS TO WATCH FOOTBALL! They should be storming TERRORISTS; another WASTE OF TAXPAYER $$$$$$$; and the OTHER reason parents get folded IDOL FLAGS.

195 days ago
37.

offtheproperty    

It's up to the president to decide what is essential and what isn't.
Obama decided the troops don't need a chance to get together to forget their troubles and feel like American kids again for a while.
Obama really sucks.

195 days ago
38.

tmz addict    

yea they especially wouldnt like that

195 days ago
39.

NOT ELMO    

ROMNEYSiA AKA "MR. 47%" iS A MULTi-MiLLiONAiRE AND HiS REPUBLiCLOWN FRiENDS iN CONGRE$$ ARE STiLL GETTiNG THEiR $2OO,OOO.OO A YEAR PAYCHECK$ SO THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE REST OF THE POOR AMERiCANS THAT DID NOT GET PAiD THiS WEEK AND NOW HAVE NO JOBS...

195 days ago
40.

NOT ELMO    

Who's to blame

Congress
64%
Prez O
36%

Total Votes: 113,304 *Poll Results

195 days ago
41.

RATTLESNAKE     

WTF is this guy taking about , if i'm not mistaken the government is on shutdown but for some reason they found the money to do a military fly over tonight at the San Francisco 49ers game , WTF are you kidding me people ? who paid for all that fuel ?

195 days ago
42.

intertextuality    

You're wrong Howie 1
Football is being ruined by too many commentators, The NFL is overexposed.
With all the money the league makes why not pay to broadcast games to our troops.

195 days ago
43.

Wow    

Obama has complete control over what is open and what is closed during the shut down, that is why during the last 17 government shut downs dating back to the 1970s national parks were still open and the military was never affected. This is just Obama wanting everyone to suffer and be punished so he can blame it on the Republicans or the Tea Party. Howie is just another liberal wacko who lives in the Mecca of liberals Charlottesville Va.

195 days ago
44.

CelebJustice    

Obama continues to target our most beloved.

WWII vets being shut out of THEIR memorial. These men are all in their late 80's early to mid 90's. It's not like they will be with us forever.

Our children, the Amber Alert website is down, yet the first womans (she is no lady) Lets Move site is still up and running.

Our military. The men and women who put their lives on the line for us every day. Base pay only, cut backs on the mess halls, commissaries closed,and now no football, really?

I can't even begin to express my complete contempt for that arrogant, petty POS that occupies the White House.

I really don't care what all the little sheeple will attack with. I almost pity them. One day they are going to wake up and realize this so called man has done nothing but LIE to us. It's a shame they are all to lazy or uneducated to do the research themselves. They love being spoon fed the same liberal crap then regurgitate it back not realizing what fools they are making of themselves. If they are contradicted by fact, they resort to name calling and bringing up Bush. It's all out there and available if you aren't afraid to learn the truth. Google is your friend.

195 days ago
45.

Matt    

Yet, Pres Obey is keeping open his Camp David and his fav Golf Course on Military property.

195 days ago
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