The NFL is the most powerful sports league in America. This isn't an opinion, it's a fact. The Super Bowl is the most watched program in America every single year, with over 100 million people watching the big game. The league even manages to make a prime-time event out of the draft and the schedule announcement. And now the league is going to further it's dominance by doing battle with the NBA on Christmas, a day that it has traditionally had to itself.
The league has two games scheduled on Christmas Day: Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers at 4:30 and Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30. The NBA hasn't released it's 2016 schedule yet, but it's safe to say that there will be basketball games going on at those times.
Personally, I think that the NFL comes out on top with this one. We already know that fans of the Ravens, Steelers, Broncos, and Chiefs will be watching football and let's be honest, the NFL is already overshadowing the other sports leagues. We're in the middle of baseball season and the NBA playoffs are in full swing, but aside from Kobe's retirement, the NFL Draft has been taking up all of the attention in the sports world. I think that two division rivalry games with playoff implications at prime-time should be enough to steal America's attention on Christmas Day.
But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe families across America will stand around their televisions watching basketball and singing Christmas carols like Whos in Whoville. But Roger Goodell's NFL has only gotten bigger and bigger and I think that 2016 will be the year that The Commish Stole Christmas.