Sports and televisions were invented for one another. Here, we at SB Nation pore through the TV schedule for Thursday, Dec. 23, and select for you the finest in sports television consumption. All times Eastern.
8 p.m., ESPN - The Poinsettia Bowl. Navy at San Diego State. Significant flooding could delay the start of this game. Check our Poinsettia Bowl StoryStream for the latest news.
8 p.m., NFL Network - Panthers at Steelers. With Pittsburgh fighting to stay on top of the AFC North, Behind The Steel Curtain previews this match-up against a weak Panthers team.NBA
8:15 p.m., TNT - Spurs at Magic. A skidding Orlando team hosts a team with a 10-game winning streak. Check out Orlando Pinstriped Post and Pounding The Rock for more.
10:30 p.m., TNT - Heat at Suns. Peninsula Is Mightier examines how the return of Mike Miller will affect the Heat's rotation, while Bright Side of the Sun laments the Suns' league-worst defense.
8 p.m., ESPN2 - No. 10 Georgetown at No. 16 Memphis.
10 p.m., ESPN2 - Butler at Florida State.