The Slate

The Best Sports in 7 Days

How quickly can the Super Bowl change? The first half saw former CFL player Chris Matthews as the unknown hero and ended with Vicksburg native Malcolm Butler as the hero of the day.

Thursday, Feb 5

NBA (7-9:30 p.m., TNT): The LA Clippers head east to take on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a matchup of top NBA teams.

Friday, Feb 6

NBA (6-8:30 p.m., ESPN): The Toronto Raptors get their chance to host the LA Clippers as two more top teams from the East and West clash.

Saturday, Feb 7

College basketball (3-5 p.m., SECN) Mississippi State hits the road to face Arkansas, which is currently in a log jam for third place in the SEC. ... College basketball (5:30-7:30 p.m., SECN): Ole Miss, currently one of those teams third in the SEC, take on Auburn who at the bottom of the SEC.

Sunday, Feb 8

College basketball (2-4 p.m., SECN): Watch a Top 25 matchup as the No. 17 Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs host the No. 14 Texas A&M Lady Aggies.

Monday, Feb 9

NHL (7:30-10 p.m., NBCSN): Your weekly hockey fix features the Chicago Blackhawks against the Arizona Coyotes.

Tuesday, Feb 10

College basketball (8-10 p.m., SECN): Mississippi State is currently 3-5 in SEC play and faces Alabama, which also happens to be 3-5 in SEC play.

Wednesday, Feb 11

NBA (7-9:30 p.m., ESPN): LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers host James' former team the Miami Heat with Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade.

By now everyone should know that Butler went from working at Popeye's to making the play to win the Super Bowl.