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Our Friday Press review

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The Holiday season: the best time for sports?

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It’s December 26th, you’re relaxing at home, doing your best to digest last night’s Christmas feast. You’re in the mood for something entertaining, and as a sports lover, you turn on the TV, because you know something is on, something like the British Boxing Day tradition of a full day of Premier League games, starting from noon. What is Boxing Day? A quick answer from BBC: “Boxing Day got its name when Queen Victoria was on the throne in the 1800s and has nothing to do with the sport of boxing. The name comes from a time when the rich used to box up gifts to give to the poor. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants, and the day when they received a special Christmas box from their masters.” But it doesn’t really matter how it got its name, because one thing is for certain, it’s good for the entertainment business.
The Serie A case 
Italian football and Serie A are anchored in traditions, one of them being to hold their football championship during Christmas break. But th…