With a little more than five months until the 2012 NFL season, diehard fans are already planning out their TV times based off the recently released NFL season schedule. Whether you live alone or with a full family, there could be some potential game conflicts or remote wars based off five upcoming live events.
Even if you have no one to fight over the TV for, choosing what event to record or watch live could be tricky because of social media spoilers, the anticipation of the event and even fantasy football scores.
MLB World Series - Sunday, October 28, 2012
The 2012 MLB World Series is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, making it very likely that the third or fourth game in the series will take place on a Sunday. If this occurs, you'll be flipping back and forth between the World Series and a highly anticipated match-up between the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos on NBC's Sunday Night Football. Depending on how good Peyton Manning does with the Broncos, this could be one of the best games of the year.
WSOP Final Table - Sunday, October 28, 2012
It looks like ESPN will take a huge gamble airing the World Series of Poker final table up against the World Series and Sunday Night Football. The live poker will be entertaining, but a lot of hands could end up dragging on and result in a DVR-caliber show. Plus, the final two will square off on the following Tuesday night where plenty of recaps will likely take place.
WWE Survivor Series - Sunday, November 18, 2012
One of WWE's "Big Four" PPV events is the Survivor Series and this year should be no different. At the 2011 event, The Rock teamed up with John Cena in a main event tag team match. This could could see potential main events with stars like CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho and Cena. AFC fans will have a tough time choosing as the heavy divisional rivalry between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers continues on Sunday Night Football.
Primetime Emmy Awards - Sunday, September 23, 2012
It looks like you'll be heading to a sports bar or be forced into a remote war with your wife on Sunday, September 23rd. The Primetime Emmy Awards air on ABC while the New England Patriots faces their 2011 AFC Championship opponents, the Baltimore Ravens. As TV stars win awards for best acting, we'll see how Tom Brady's angry face can hold up against the Raven's defense.
MTV's Video Music Awards - Sunday, September 9, 2012
Not only will you find yourself battling against other family members during the 2012 season, you could be up against teenage children on Sunday, September 9, 2012. The opening week of football lands on the same day as the MTV Video Music Awards. This is a no contest for football fans as Sunday Night Football is highlighted by The Pittsburgh Steelers against the Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning will make his regular season debut as a Bronco and millions of fans will be tuned in instead of watching Lady Gaga's desperate pleas for attention.
Alan Donahue is a lifelong fan of the NFL. He has written hundreds of sports articles and his favorite team is the New York Giants.
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