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The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Thursday, Oct. 4
Junior college football, Copiah-Lincoln at Hinds (7 p.m., Raymond): Both of these teams are in desperate need of a win. … Pro baseball, New York Yankees at Cleveland in AL playoffs (7 p.m., Ch. 40): Yankees fans are hoping A-Rod will show up for the playoffs for the first time.

Friday, Oct. 5
High school football: The suburbs come to the city for a pair of Region 2-5A showdowns. Unbeaten Provine plays host to once-beaten Northwest Rankin (7 p.m., Hughes Field), and Murrah entertains struggling Madison Central (7 p.m., Newell Field).

Saturday, Oct. 6
College football, Centre at Millsaps (1 p.m., Jackson, 1240 AM): The rampaging Majors go for their fifth straight victory. … Alabama State at Jackson State (3 p.m., Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson): Can the Tigers slow down the angry Hornets?

Sunday, Oct. 7
Pro football, Carolina at New Orleans (noon, Ch. 40/620 AM): The Saints return from a week off still seeking their first victory of the season.

Monday, Oct. 8
Pro football, Dallas at Buffalo (7:30 p.m., ESPN/930 AM): For some reason, Doctor S put this game in last week's JFP. No matter, the question remains: Can the unbeaten Cowboys ride herd on the sorry Bills?

Tuesday, Oct. 9
Pro hockey, Carolina at Toronto (6 p.m., Versus): It's not even cold yet, and they have already broken out the sticks and skates.

Wednesday, Oct. 10
College football, Navy at Pittsburgh (7 p.m., ESPN): This is the only way they can get anybody outside of Pittsburgh or Annapolis to watch this game.

Doctor S, who's joined a nationwide effort to find out the name of the cute woman in the Schick commercial, compiles the Slate.

Previous Comments

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118389
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Where are all the Saints' fans? Why are Donna, Todd and other Saints fan so quiet this year? If it's any help at all, let me say: Winning isn't everything. Someone wins and loses every game. Losing is as plentiful as winning. Both teams can't win. It's not whether you win or lose, it's how the game is played. Saints' fan aren't used to winning anyway. I don't blame you for hiding. I would to. If ever you desire to feel the euphoria of winning repeatedly, not to mention Super Bowl rings, all you have to do is become a fan of the Steelers, Colts, Patriots and cowboys! You can go home again, Todd!

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-10-08T16:42:03-06:00
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118390
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[quote]Where are all the Saints' fans? [/quote] Waiting for next year, 'cause this one's already toast.

Author
Ironghost
Date
2007-10-08T18:07:43-06:00
ID
118391
Comment

I'm not a Saints fan, but I'm shocked they're as bad as they are. They had a golden opportunity to at least possibly save the season, but they threw the bag away. The Panthers are who they thought they were and the Saints let 'em off the hook.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-10-08T21:07:59-06:00
ID
118392
Comment

Monday, Oct. 8 Pro football, Dallas at Buffalo (7:30 p.m., ESPN/930 AM): For some reason, Doctor S put this game in last week’s JFP. No matter, the question remains: Can the unbeaten Cowboys ride herd on the sorry Bills? If you missed tonight's game, you missed an unbelievable game. The Cowboys, despite Tony Romo throw five INTs (including two returned for TDs), committing a fumble and had a kickoff return returned for a 103-yd. TD, the Cowboys scored with 20 seconds left on the clock and got within two points. Terrell Owens had the ball knocked out of his hands that otherwise would've tied the game at 24. But Dallas kicked and recovered an onsides kick and went a few yards down the field, which set up a 53-yd. field goal attempt by Nick Folk. Folk hit it, but taking a page from Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer, Buffalo coach Dick Juaron called a very last-second timeout to ice Folk. Folk rekicked it and it was still good! One of the best MNF games I ever saw! Dallas had no business winning that game, but I'll take it whatever way I can get it.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-10-08T22:25:25-06:00
ID
118393
Comment

I surely wanted Dallas to lose. It was a good game though.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-10-09T07:23:29-06:00
ID
118394
Comment

It would've been nice to see Dick Jauron go on a Dennis Green-like rant in the post-game press conference. Dallas was what Buffalo thought they were. They had 'em and let 'em off the hook. Buffalo should've crowned their asses.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-10-09T08:17:47-06:00

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