One question that was asked in the aftermath was whether or not those serving overseas would be able to watch the AFC and NFC championship games.
Message to Chuck, this is not exactly a victor when it comes to public relations.
However, if congress does not strike a deal to get things back to normal within a couple of weeks, there will be bigger problems for the armed forces; though they will still be required to work, they will not get paid after February 1 during a government shutdown, CNN reported.
Operated by the Department of Defense, the network offers multiple television, radio and streaming outlets to military in 168 countries as well as U.S. Navy ships worldwide.More news: May to meet Trump for talks at World Economic Forum
More news: Ex-army chief of staff Sami Enan announces bid for presidential elections
More news: Putin takes dip in icy Russian lake on Epiphany
Both the AFC and NFC conference championships are scheduled for Sunday. The American Forces Network, which is a TV channel specifically for troops outside the US broadcast market, will be out of commission until a deal is in place to get the government running again. When the shutdown took effect at midnight Friday night, all AFN programs faded to black.
The network received some angry comments on Facebook from viewers about the timing, though some of the ire was directed at members of Congress.
The military should be exempt from the bullshit of domestic politics and even if the NFL all but spat on the troops by throwing in with the national anthem protesters football is football.
At the last minute, however, the Department of Defense reclassified AFN as an "essential" service, letting military personnel see the games.