Sports On Christmas

From all of us at Predominantly Orange, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Broncos big win.

What a great Holiday sports weekend. Between some great NBA games tomorrow and some very meaningful NFL games on Sunday, I foresee my couch staying nice and warm throughout the next few days.

A lot has been made of Lakers’ coach Phil Jackson complaining about having to play on Christmas Day.

 “Now, I see they have like six games (actually, five) on Christmas. It’s like Christian holidays don’t mean anything to (the NBA) anymore. You just go out and play and entertain (on) TV. It’s really weird.” – Phil Jackson (NBA FanHouse)

A lot of people have to work on Christmas – people in the service industry, doctors, and cab drivers just to name a few. Playing a game that you supposedly love for more money than most people can even dream of making in a lifetime is certainly not the end of the world. Most athletes/coaches have a significant amount of time off in the off season, anyway. They can at least be a source of entertainment for families during the Holiday season.

The Broncos (along with every other NFL team) don’t get to spend the entire Christmas holiday with their famililes. They have tomorrow morning off, but then they will have to meet at the team hotel for meetings, a meal, and a good night’s rest before Sunday’s game.

Does it stink that these athletes, many with young kids, have to peace out on Christmas? Absolutely, but it doesn’t separate them from anyone else that works on Christmas.

I need some public opinion here. Cast your vote below.

Should professional teams have Christmas off?

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