Doctor S sez: Which will happen first? Houston Nutt goes crazy, or Dan Mullen gets another job?
Thursday, Nov. 18
College football, UCLA at Washington (7 p.m., ESPN): These Pac-10 teams had high hopes entering this season.
Friday, Nov. 19
High school football, Class 6A playoffs, Madison Central at Northwest Rankin (7 p.m., Brandon, 105.9 FM): The region rivals meet in a rematch that really matters. … Class 5A playoffs, New Hope at Ridgeland (7 p.m., 97.3 FM): Elsewhere in Madison County, the undefeated Titans try to take move toward first state title.
Saturday, Nov. 20
College football, Alcorn State at Jackson State (1 p.m., 90.1 FM, 95.5 FM): The Braves and Tigers aren't playing for anything except a year's worth of bragging rights. That's plenty. … Ole Miss at LSU (2:30 p.m., Baton Rouge, La., Ch. 12, 97.3 FM): Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for the Rebels, it got worse. Fortunately for Ole Miss, LSU's coach is a moron, so the Black Bears have a shot. … Arkansas at Mississippi State (6 p.m., Starkville, ESPN, 105.9 FM): Can the Bulldogs slow down the Hogs and score enough points to win? Uh, maybe.
Sunday, Nov. 21
NFL football, Seattle at New Orleans (3:15 p.m., Ch. 40, 620 AM): The
Doctor got so excited about this game that he put it in last week's print edition of
The Slate. Call it premature publication. … New York Giants at Philadelphia (7:20 p.m., Ch. 3, 930 AM): Eli and the Giants face the foulest fowl of all, the Eagles, in an NFC East showdown.
Monday, Nov. 22
NFL football, Denver at San Diego (7:30 p.m., ESPN, 930 AM): This AFC West rivalry isn't what it used to be, but both of these teams are so bad that it might turn out to be an entertaining game.
Tuesday, Nov. 23
College basketball, Dallas at Millsaps (women, 5 p.m.; men, 7 p.m.): The Majors play a hoops doubleheader at The Hangar. Purple haze, y'all.
Wednesday, Nov. 24
NBA basketball, Miami at Orlando (6:30 p.m., ESPN): The Heat and Magic battle in a matchup of singular nicknames for Florida supremacy. It's sort of tough to hype these early season Association games.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who is sad he won't have JSU football to kick around until 2011.
Also, Houston at Southern Miss (7 p.m., Hattiesburg, CBS College Sports, 105.1). It has been an up and down week in Hattiesburg. There was the high of beating UCF and then the low of 3 players getting shot. Saturday will be interesting.