The Christmas holiday features bowl games, the NFL and the return of the NBA. Ho, ho, ho!
Thursday, Dec. 22
NFL (7:30-11 p.m. NFL Network): The Indianapolis Colts will try to tie a record for going 0-16, when they take on the AFC South Champion Houston Texans.
Friday, Dec. 23
College Basketball (8-10 p.m. ESPN): Two good college basketball programs face off when West Virginia travels to Baylor.
Saturday, Dec. 24
NFL (noon-3 p.m. CBS): The Tim Tebow show travels to Buffalo as the Broncos take on the Bills.
Sunday, Dec. 25
NBA (1:30-3 p.m. ABC): The NBA returns with five games on Christmas Day. A rematch of last year's final between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks highlight the action.
Monday, Dec. 26
NFL (7:30-11 p.m. ESPN): The New Orleans Saints might wrap up the NFC South and a first round bye if they can defeat the Atlanta Falcons in the Superdome.
Tuesday, Dec. 27
NBA (7-9:30 p.m. TNT): The Boston Celtics travel to South Beach to face off against the Miami Heat in a battle of "Big 3s."
Wednesday, Dec. 28
College Basketball (7-9 p.m. ESPN 2): No. 16 Mississippi State takes on No. 7 Baylor in what would be a major step to the Big Dance with a victory for the Bulldogs.
Have a very Merry Christmas, everyone. I am going to use some of my time off to reflect on a wonderful year and be thankful for all the good things I have.
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Duan, my brother, the Steelers need the Browns to act right and lay down this weekend. The last thing we need is the Brown pulling their britches down and showing their rear sides against the Steelers in an important game. We also need the Cincinatti Bengals to whip the Baltimore Gravens. Remember, the reason the young man died prematurely and never got to experience marriage and fatherhood is because he jumped on the wrong dude down at the bar and got himself killed. Since y'all don't have any hope of post season play the last thing the world needs is the Cleveland Browns showing their back sides this weekend against the Steelers. You have to show up but you don't have to play hard. Once the Steelers get a couple of weeks of rest we will take down the Patriots and the rest of the trash in the AFC.
And, believe it or not, go Dallas. I want the Cowboys to make the post season this year. Queen has suffered enough! It will be us and the Packers again, baby. Go Steelers.