Sports and televisions were invented for one another. Here, we at SB Nation pore through the TV schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 21, and select for you the finest in sports television consumption. All times Eastern.
8 p.m., ESPN - The Beef O'Brady's Bowl: Louisville vs. Southern Miss. In his first year alone, head coach Charlie Strong has orchestrated a turnaround of a listless Louisville program, and he hopes to cap an encouraging season with a bowl victory. Expect a tough battle tonight: a dance-off between the two teams ended in a shouting match. Seriously.
7 p.m., NBA TV - Mavericks at Magic. The Magic are playing their first home game since Saturday's blockbuster trade that landed them Gilbert Arenas and Jason Richardson, and according to Orlando Pinstriped Post, they might not be done dealing.
9 p.m., ESPN2 - UNLV at No. 11 Kansas State. The Wildcats are reeling from a loss to Florida, and Bring On The Cats has set up a poll asking its readers where K-State ought to be ranked. In a remarkable display of pragmatism, most say they should drop to No. 15.
9 p.m., ESPNU - Stanford at Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are off to a 10-1 start, but Cowboys Ride For Free notes that a good number of these wins have been ugly.