12.28 Biathlon World Team Challenge: Ruhpolding, Germany
Forget the 12 days of Christmas. 'Tis the season for nonstop skiing and shooting!
12.29 French National Biathlon Championships: Les Rousses, France
Problem is, a couple of "lane violations," and it's World War III
12.30 USA National Biathlon Championships: Lake Placid, N.Y.
which is why it's a damn good thing we're staying sharp on home soil.
12.31 New Year's Eve; Millennium Superheavy Tournament, Weightlifting: Nauru
And at the end of the day, one man will proudly wear the mantle: "Last Hernia of the Century."
1.01 New Year's Day; Miki House Women's Team Judo Championships: Osaka, Japan
And at the end of the day, one woman will proudly wear the mantle: "First Hernia of the Century."
1.02 America's Cup Challenger Semifinals: Auckland, New Zealand
We've got our money on the really, really rich guy with the trophy wife and the silly cap.
World Professional Billiards Association European Ranking Event, snooker: Valletta, Malta
Contingent, of course, on the old rankings getting lost in the Y2K billiards grid meltdown.
National Humiliation Day; Nokia Sugar Bowl, FSU vs. Va. Tech: New Orleans
What better way for the 'Noles to celebrate the "holiday" than losing to the Hokies on national TV? (Trust us.)
World Field Crossbow Championships: Hamilton, New Zealand
Call it sour grapes, but this hasn't been a real sport since they cancelled American Gladiators. Go, Sky!
European Ski Jumping Continental Cup: Engleberg, Switzerland
Just like the Swiss to stay out of that whole biathlon ruckus.
Chevy S-10 U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix: Breckenridge, Colo.
We can't make it, but we're for any event that keeps those Hollywood slummers off the slopes.
NFL playoffs, wild-card round
We told you the Rams wouldn't make the wild-card game.