Vance Joseph was hired by the Broncos on Wednesday as the 16th head coach in franchise history.
Here are the most important things you need to know about Denver’s 44-year-old replacement for retired Gary Kubiak.
NFC championship game: Packers-Falcons (3 p.m. Sunday, FOX). The last Cheap Jerseys From China time the Falcons played for the NFC championship, their 2013 loss to the 49ers had a 24.2 rating still the lowest for the early conference championship window since 2009. This year’s game should do better thanks to the Packers’ drawing power, but still expect a big drop from Patriots-Broncos in the same window last year. Even so, the numbers should top last year’s NFC title game. Prediction: 25.3.
NBA regular season: Spurs-Cavaliers (8 p.m. Saturday, ABC). The first season of ABC’s NBA Saturday Primetime was a mixed bag. The series delivered big numbers for the Warriors against the Thunder and Spurs, but was otherwise not much better than the 1 PM ET windows it replaced. Expect decent-but-unspectacular numbers for this year’s Saturday Primetime debut, the Spurs against the defending champion Cavaliers. The teams’ Saturday night game last year had a 2.1 rating. Prediction: 2.2.
College basketball: Miami-Duke (8:15 p.m. Saturday, ESPN). With Duke absent Mike Krzyzewski and down to #18 in the country, do not expect their matchup with unranked Miami to compete much Cheap Jerseys Good Quality with Saturday’s NBA game. With that said, ratings should easily top last year’s comparable Arizona-California matchup, which had a mere 0.5. Prediction: 1.1.
U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Ladies’ Free Skate (8 p.m. Saturday, NBC). It is not nearly as big a draw as it used to be, but the U.S. Figure Skating Championship can still deliver solid numbers by today’s standards. Last year, primetime coverage had a 2.3 rating on NBC, just a tick behind competing NBA coverage on ABC (2.4). Expect similar numbers this year. Prediction: 2.2.