The NFL Playoffs are set to begin January 5th & 6th with the following Wild Card games scheduled: Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, Tennessee at San Diego, Washington at Seattle and the NY Giants at Tampa Bay. Divisional games are set for the next weekend with New England, Indianapolis, Dallas and Green Bay getting a week off and securing home field advantage. The NFL’s Conference Championships are scheduled for January 20th with Super Sunday taking place February 3rd at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Ohio State and LSU will play for the BCS Championship at the Superdome on January 7th in New Orleans
Other sporting events this winter include UFC 81: Breaking Point, February 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2008 AMA Supercross Series hits Anaheim, San Diego, San Francisco, Houston, and Atlanta. The National Hockey League’s All-Star Game is heading to Atlanta on January 28th. The annual NBA All Star Weekend, including the basketball’s All-Star Game, Celebrity Game, Rookie Game and Slam Dunk Competition is scheduled for Feb 15-17 at the New Orleans Arena Center in Louisiana.
On February 17th, Daytona International Speedway will host the one of the most anticipated events in racing history with the 50th running of NASCAR’s Daytona 500.
Exciting concerts this winter include former Blind Faith band mates, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, teaming for three shows this year at the Madison Square Garden Arena on February 25th, 26th and 28th. Bette Midler will begin her run at Caesars Palace with her show “The Showgirl Must Go On” due to open February 20th. Performers on the road this winter include Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Linkin Park, Van Halen, Barry Manilow, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson, Kid Rock, Larry the Cable Guy, The Spice Girls, Toby Keith, Hannah Montana, The Jonas Brothers, Brad Paisley and Chris Brown.
Hot Broadway shows this winter include Wicked, The Little Mermaid, Young Frankenstein, November with Nathan Lane, In the Heights, and Is He Dead?