What to watch as your inflatable lawn Santa snaps its moorings and terrorizes the neighborhood ...
• College Basketball: Jimmy V Classic, at New York: Kansas vs. Saint Joseph's; Michigan State vs. Boston College. In the tradition of the late, great Jim Valvano, let's all take a test for an athlete today. [ESPN]
• NHL: N.Y. Islanders at St. Louis; Atlanta at San Jose. New York may be fourth in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference, but they are number three in our hearts. [OLN]
• NBA: Lakers at Bucks. Kobe who? We're here to watch the defensive stylings of Andrew Bogut. [KCAL]