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2022 NFL schedule: Christmas Day tripleheader expected to happen for first time in league history

For the first time in NFL history, it looks like the league is planning to play a tripleheader on Christmas. The NFL already holds one holiday tripleheader each year (Thanksgiving) and it appears that the league has decided to add a second one to the schedule for 2022. 

Click here to read the story at cbssports.com.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are ratings?
  2. Why are ratings important to a sports league like the NBA or NFL?
  3. Why are ratings important to advertisers?
  4. Why are they important to braodcast companies?
  5. What is competition?
  6. Why do you think the NFL is planning to play a tripleheader on Christmas?
  7. How might that impact ratings for NBA games traditionally played on Christmas?
  8. How might that competition impact advertisers?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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