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 loves to tout parity in its league, and that is on display through three weeks of the 2018 season as there were just three teams.
Week 5 of the college football season matchup is the ABC prime-time affair and likely Big Ten Game of the Year as No. 4 Ohio State visits No. 9 Penn State.
A common theme that NFL fans will hear entering Week 3 is the playoff probabilities of 2-0 or 0-2 teams.
College football bettors don't have to wait until Saturday in Week 4 to wager on games involving ranked teams as there's a solid three-game Friday schedule.
The biggest favorite of Week 2 and a team likely to be used in many Survivor Pools is the Los Angeles Rams at -13.5 against the visiting Arizona Cardinals.
The Buckeyes are -13 against the Frogs, and Ohio State has covered six of eight vs. Big 12 foes while UW is a 7-point favorite and Knights are -15.
The biggest Week 1 NFL betting spread is the New Orleans Saints at -9.5 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a jumped about a field goal at most sportsbooks.
The Cardinal are 4.5-point favorites despite going 0-2 against the Trojans last year, losing in Los Angeles and then in the Pac-12 title game.