6 Great Football and Basketball Games That You Need to See

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The largest and most popular sports in the U.S. are football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and hockey. Though the MLB season just wrapped up (congrats, Boston), there are plenty of exciting games coming up that sports fans should be preparing for, especially for basketball and football fans.


Sports travel and tours are fantastic gifts to give sports fans of all kinds. Whether it’s your spouse, parents, children, or best friend; sports travel and tour packages can provide some truly amazing sports-related memories.


Here are some of the best football and basketball games coming up in the next few weeks and months:


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  • College Football National Championship Game (January 7, 2019) -- This season's NCAA National Championship game will be held at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Currently, it looks like Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Clemson will battle it out in this year's NCAA playoff -- but Alabama is certainly the team to beat.

  • Rams vs Chiefs (November 19, 2018) -- Monday Night Football will host two of the most entertaining teams in the NFL this year. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will play in Los Angeles against Jared Goff and the Rams to settle what young team is at the half this season.

  • Army-Navy Game (December 8, 2018) -- This is one of the most entertaining football games a fan can watch. This year will be the 119th annual matchup between the two storied programs and will be held at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



  • NBA All-Star Game (February 17, 2019) -- This season's All-Star game will be played in Charlotte, North Carolina and will feature plenty of today's top basketball players. Though it's still early in the season, some early favorites to make the All-Star game are Damian Lillard, Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and, of course, LeBron James.

  • Syracuse vs Georgetown (December 8, 2018) -- Even if these two teams aren't doing that well this season, though they probably will, whenever Georgetown and Syracuse play each other, it's a thriller. This is an old rivalry that dates back to the 1970s and will surely be an entertaining game.

  • Christmas Day NBA -- This year's Christmas day NBA games will feature six incredible match-ups: Knicks vs Bucks, Rockets vs Thunder, Celtics vs 76ers, Warriors vs Lakers, and Jazz vs Trail Blazers. Enjoy!


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