Sports topics and headlines make great small talk at work. These workplace conversations will help you break the ice, cultivate stronger rapport and lay the foundation for future interactions. Below is a rundown of a just a few hot topics in the sports world this week. Just read the summary, click on the link for more information and ask the questions provided.
NFL – We’re heading into the final month of the regular season with several obvious winners and losers in place. The Green Bay Packers beat Detroit on Thanksgiving, improving to 11-0 this season. The Indianapolis Colts, who have been without Peyton Manning all year, haven’t won a game and sit at 0-11. Is it more likely the Packers will finish the year unbeaten or that the Colts will finish the season without a win?
NCAA Football – Both Alabama and LSU won last weekend, which means there’s only one more game in the way of a likely rematch in the national championship game. LSU will play Georgia in the SEC championship game this week and even if the Tigers lose they’re still expected to play in the BCS Title game. While LSU and Alabama certainly look to be the best teams in the country, would a playoff system add even more excitement to the end of this season?
NBA – The NBA players and owners are finalizing details on a deal that will end the lockout. It appears the abbreviated season will start on Christmas Day – which is typically a huge day for the league and its premier matchups. It will be a 66 game schedule (not including the playoffs) running from December 25th – April 26th. What do you think about the end of the lockout? Have you missed the NBA? Do you think it’s a reasonable time frame to play a 66 game schedule?
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