A SPORTS FEAST
Ready to lock down and watch sports for the next few days? Here is your viewer's guide
Thanksgiving is a time for food, family and relaxation. But let’s face it; after a few hours the family stuff gets old. So the real gift of this holiday is all the great sports on TV over the next few days. Here is your viewing guide for when you tire of the in-laws and want to gorge yourself on some sports:
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21
Pistons at Rockets, AT&TSW, 7 p.m. We kick things off with an appetizer as the suddenly resurgent Rockets host a good Pistons team.
THURSDAY, NOV. 22
Bears at Lions, 11:30 a.m., CBS. The traditional lunch kickoff game in Detroit. The Bears are emerging as an NFC contender but might be without QB Mitchell Trubisky.
Redskins at Cowboys, 3:30, Fox. A pretty good dessert on the menu as the Cowboys can take control of the NFC East with a victory.
Falcons at Saints, 7:20 p.m., NBC. Has the potential to be a blowout, because the Saints are an unstoppable force, but this is a good chance to sit back and appreciate the greatness that is Drew Brees.
FRIDAY, NOV. 23
Texas vs. Kansas, 11 a.m., FS1. With a win, the Longhorns will play for the Big 12 title.
Houston vs. Memphis, 11 a.m., ABC. This might be your last chance to see Ed Oliver in a UH uniform. The Cougars can play for the AAC title with a win but will be without all-world quarterback D’Eriq King and will likely lose.
UCF vs. South Florida, 3:15 p.m., ESPN. The Golden Knights try to keep their unbeaten season alive.
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia, 7 p.m., ESPN. The winner will likely face Texas for the Big 12 title.
Rockets at Pistons, 6 p.m, ATTSN. If you missed the Wednesday game, you get another shot.
SATURDAY, NOV. 24
Baylor vs. Texas Tech, 11 a.m. , FS1. Bowl eligibility is at stake for both teams.
Michigan vs. Ohio State, 11 a.m., FOX. One of the best rivalries in all of sports. The winner is likely headed for the college football playoff.
Auburn vs. Alabama, 2:30 p.m., CBS. Another great rivalry, but Alabama should roll on the way to next week’s matchup with Georgia.
Rockets at Cavaliers, 6:30 p.m. ATTSN. LeBron...never mind. At least you get to see the Rockets.
LSU vs. Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m., SECN. LSU still has slim playoff hopes (like, really slim) and a better bowl game could be on the line for both teams.
SUNDAY, NOV. 25
Giants at Eagles, noon, FOX. Um, ugh.
Patriots at Jets, noon, CBS. Um, ugh.
Steelers at Denver, 3:25 p.m., CBS. Well, it should at least be interesting. The Steelers are legit contenders in the AFC and the Broncos are a tough out.
The 106th Grey Cup, Ottawa vs. Calgary, 5 p.m. ESPN2. OK so I might be the only person watching this but it is my damned schedule and I can put whatever the hell I want on it. So there.
Vikings at Packers, 7:20 p.m, NBC. This might be the official end of the road for the Pack.
MONDAY, NOV. 26
Titans at Texans, 7:15 p.m., ESPN. The Texans end the football feast with a shot at an eighth straight win.