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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Sports Watch Guide, Open Thread

College sports in Hawai’i! And also Omaha, for some reason? Here’s your guide to all that, the NFL and NBA, and, of course, Turkish Super Lig soccer:

SoFi Hawai’i Bowl - Hawaii v BYU
Sizin’ up all his teammates’ moms in the stadium.
Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images

Most of today is for eating, drinking, opening presents, and avoiding small talk with that relative. But if you find yourself in a place where you are able to sneak away and watch a little sports, here’s what you’ll find:

Christmas Eve

Hawai’i Bowl

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. San Diego State Aztecs

7pm | ESPN | SDSU -6.5 | O/U 47

Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex, Honolulu, HI

Other Sports

{Super Lig} Trabzonspor vs. Fenerbahce [10am, beIN]

Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears [12pm, CBS]
New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns [12pm, CBS]
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans [12pm, CBS]
Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs [12pm, FOX]
New York Football Giants at Minnesota Vikings [12pm, FOX]
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots [12pm, CBS]
Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers [12pm, FOX]
Washington Commanders at San Francisco 49ers [3:05pm, CBS]
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys [3:25pm, FOX]
Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers [7:15pm, NFLN]

Christmas Day

College Basketball

{CBB} Seattle Redhawks vs. George Washington Colonials

12:30pm | ESPNU | Seattle -2 | O/U 145

7th Place Game — Diamond Head Classic (Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu)

{CBB} Iona Gaels vs. Pepperdine Waves

2:30pm | ESPNU | Iona -7 | O/U 151.5

5th Place Game — Diamond Head Classic

{CBB} DePaul Blue Demons at Creighton Bluejays

3:30pm | FOX | Creighton -16 | O/U 146.5

{CBB} Utah State Aggies vs. Washington State Cougars

5:30pm | ESPN2 | USU -3.5 | O/U 138.5

{CBB} SMU Cocaine Ponies vs. Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors

8pm | ESPN2 | Hawai’i -5 | O/U 134

Other Sports

{Super Lig} Gaziantepspor vs. Besiktas [7am, beIN]
{Super Lig} Galatasaray vs. Istanbulspor [10am, beIN]

Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins [12pm, FOX]
Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Rams of Anaheim [3:30pm, CBS]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals [7:20pm, NBC]

Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knickerbockers [11am, ABC/ESPN]
Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks [1:30pm, ABC/ESPN]
Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics [4pm, ABC/ESPN]
Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors [7pm, ABC/ESPN]
Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets [9:30pm, ABC/ESPN]

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate, Happy Hanukkah to those already celebrating, and a joyous holiday season to all the rest of you.

Regards to the wisconsin fans, too.

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