It’s possible Dec. 19, 2020 is a sports day that will be remembered for a long, long time.

The television gods who rule the sporting calendar have filled that Saturday with more excellent athletic contests than any one person could ever watch in a single day. 

They also put the Big Ten and SEC championship games in head-to-head competition in the prime time 8 p.m. ET slot on FOX and CBS, respectively. 

The SEC and Big Ten fight over everything else, so why not over which game draws more viewers on Saturday night? As is often the case, it is the individual fan who loses out by being forced to jump between two of the most important games of the season and attempt not to miss out on any critical plays.

If there is a second, or third, fourth television available around the house, the 19th would be the day to bust them out and hook them up. 

In addition to the conference title games, which also include the ACC, Mountain West, and Sun Belt league championships, CBS sports has scheduled a full slate of college basketball games, the first tipping at noon. First, Gonzaga plays Iowa, followed by UNC vs. Ohio State, and Kentucky vs. UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic from Cleveland. 

The college hoops schedule is likely what forced the time-slot change for the SEC championship game, a contest that has traditionally kicked off between 3:30 and 4 pm EST time with the B1G Championship to follow in the night slot. 

Eat the right foods, hydrate, and stretch those hammies the morning of December 19th, there is a full day of athletic competition rolling out in front of you as far as the eye can see and you don’t want to end up on the trainer’s table.