This time of year is always overbooked.
- You have holiday gatherings for your office and the company at large.
- You attend holiday pageants (that's the "in" word these days) at schools and daycare centers.
- You write cards, wrap presents and give in to your gluttonous instincts.
And you consume, in the same gluttonous fashion, as much sports entertainment as possible. If you are taking the last two weeks of the calendar year off to host relatives, travel to relatives or your office goes into "operation shutdown," you have a fun slate of NFL things to start things off on Sunday (I don't include the Thursday obliteration of the Jaguars or the likely Saturday beatdown of the Buccaneers).
The Jets meet the Eagles. The Ravens travel to San Diego. The 49ers host the Steelers. Tebow plays chess against Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
On Christmas Eve, the NFL will play nearly the entire Week 16 slate. Fantasy owners will celebrate their titles and practice their Tebow-ing pose when Tebow posts a big day against the Bills.
And then, the NBA returns on Christmas Day. It's been a rough, frenzied couple of weeks for The Association and, as always, Los Angeles played a huge role. Of course, it started with the failed trade for Chris Paul, moved to a deal that sent Lamar Odom and "The Kardashians" to Dallas, and ended with CP3 joining "The Blake Show" and the Clippers.
Here in LA, Lakers fans are incensed. The headlines are chock-full of lines about Kobe Bryant's frustration with the front office and more trade rumors (Dwight Howard?). It's going to be a fun season to monitor, and we'll be here every step of the way.