In the vast majority of sports, the biggest star via popularity is also that sport's best player. Tom Brady in the NFL, LeBron James in the NBA, etc.
The Kansas City Chiefs will host an AFC Championship Game for a third straight season Sunday as they look to keep their chances of repeating as Super Bowl champions alive against the Buffalo Bills.
The UFC generally jams as many cards on Fight Island as possible when it visits there over the span of a few weeks.
The NFL's Wild-Card Weekend kicks off Saturday with two games, both from the AFC. At 4:35 p.m. ET, the fifth-seeded Buffalo Bills visit the fourth-seeded and AFC South champion Houston Texans.
The two most important bowl games are in the rearview mirror but there are still plenty of good postseason matchups this week as the calendar flips to 2020.
The NFL doesn't schedule a prime-time game in Week 17 because it wants to put the most important, drama-filled matchup in that slot.
The game starts at 2:30 p.m. ET, it's the Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers and 5 p.m. ET, the Houston Rockets visit the Golden State Warriors.
There is one major live event this year, however, and it's the Hawaii Bowl featuring the host Warriors of the Mountain West Conference.
The College Football Playoff semifinals this season are a bit earlier than usual, on December 28, and will be held at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta and the Fiesta Bowl outside Phoenix.
This Saturday to kick off Week 16 the league offers up three games ahead of every team playing on Sunday in Week 17.
Live American sporting events generally take place between noon and 10:30 p.m. ET, at least via start times.