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NFL planning first Christmas Day tripleheader


Apr 23, 2022

It was discovered on Thursday that the complete NFL schedule for the 2022 common season might be launched on Thursday, Might 12, at 8:00 p.m. ET, and likewise that the league will “leak” so-called “choose video games” throughout the week of Might 9. 

Three of these early bulletins might function springtime Christmas presents for diehard soccer followers. 

Based on Mike Florio of Professional Soccer Discuss, NFL vp of broadcasting Mike North instructed Sal Capaccio of Buffalo’s WGR 550 this week that the league will schedule a Christmas Day tripleheader for the primary time in historical past. As is often the case when Dec. 25 falls on a Sunday, the vast majority of that weekend’s NFL motion will happen on Saturday, Dec. 24. This time round, Christmas Eve may even characteristic a prime-time recreation on NFL Community.

“We’ll play one recreation on CBS within the afternoon, one recreation on FOX within the afternoon, and our common Sunday night time recreation on NBC,” North stated of the league’s Christmas Day schedule. “Christmas, when it falls on an NFL recreation day, we’ve had lots of success there, all due respect to our associates on the NBA.” 

Moreover, the NFL intends on scheduling two or three contests for Christmas Day 2023, which falls on a Monday. 

“After we can, we’ll discover video games for home windows on Christmas,” North defined about future plans. 

In brief, the times of the NBA controlling the Christmas Day sports activities calendar in North America have come to an finish.