College football, Copiah-Lincoln at Hinds (7 p.m., Raymond): A pair of one-win teams hook up at Joe Renfroe.
Friday, Oct. 14
High school football, Forest Hill vs. Wingfield (7 p.m.): JPS has decided to make these ancient South Jackson rivals go north to old St. Joseph campus to play.
Saturday, Oct. 15
College football, Alabama at Ole Miss (11 a.m., Oxford, Ch. 12/97.3 FM): Does Doctor S need to tell you that the Rebels are NOT the reason CBS decided to put this game on national TV? … Bethel at Belhaven and Rose-Hulman at Millsaps: Fondren's favorite teams are playing home games at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16
Pro football, Atlanta vs. New Orleans (noon, Ch. 35/620 AM): Fresh off a butt-whipping by the Packers, the Aints return "home" to San Antonio for another dose of the same from the Falcons.
Monday, Oct. 17
Pro football, St. Louis at Indianapolis (8 p.m., Ch. 16/930 AM): Odds are good that Archie's middle kid and the Colts will be 6-0 when this game is over.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
Pro hockey, Boston at Montreal (6:30 p.m., OLN): Boston goes up to Little France to play the national sport of Canada. If only Benedict Arnold had successfully invaded Canada back in the day.
Wednesday, Oct. 19
Movie, "Four Minutes" (2005, 7 p.m., ESPN Classic): Christopher Plummer stars in this bio of Roger Bannister, the first man (allegedly) to break the four-minute barrier in the mile. This ESPN flick couldn't be worse than "Hustle."
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who's always thinking of things he should have done back in the day. Check out the SportsBlog at http://www.jacksonfreepress.com
I am taking my chandelier and ROLL TIDE hat this weekend.