There are so many sports every weekend that it can be nearly impossible to keep track of them all. Here is a weekly guide to the five games/events/experiences that you will be in danger of missing if you make the mistake of going outside.
1. Your NFL conference championship game matchup rankings.
Vikings at Eagles
Jaguars at Patriots
2. Which tortured franchise sneaks into the Super Bowl? In our annual Tortured NFL Fan Bases column, the Eagles are No. 7 and the Vikings are No. 3. One of these teams is headed to the Super Bowl, where they'll probably get stomped by the Patriots, but still. It's a late-ish start Sunday at 6:40 p.m. ET on Fox, which means you should definitely stay off the roads in both Philly and Minneapolis on Sunday night. I can't tell whether it's a more insane story that Nick Foles could be starting a Super Bowl or that Case Keenan will, but one of them is definitely happening.
3. Prime. Time. I mentioned last week that the NBA starts its weekly prime-time network Saturday night games this week, and we get a terrific one: The Warriors head to the Toyota Center to play the Rockets at 8:30 p.m. Saturday ET on ABC. The Warriors are only two road wins away from tying the NBA record for consecutive road wins, a mark that sort of sneaked up on everybody. The Rockets are the top challenger to the Warriors … but how much of a challenger are they, really? We'll get a better idea Saturday.
4. An odd college hoops week. H
5. More Vegas! I know I talk about the Vegas Golden Knights every week, but seriously, they're amazing. FiveThirtyEight noted this week that they're best expansion team in North American professional sports history, by a wide margin. The second best team? Did you know it was the 1961 Los Angeles Angels? I wasn't alive then; I didn't know that. Anyway, the Golden Knights play the Carolina Hurricanes at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday on NHL.tv.