Thursday, Sept. 6
Pro baseball, Montgomery at Mississippi in Southern League playoffs (7 p.m., Trustmark Park, Pearl, 930 AM): The Biscuits are hot; the M-Braves are not. Game two of the best-of-five series is on Friday. … Pro football, New Orleans at Indianapolis (7:30 p.m., Ch. 3/620 AM): The Colts, winners of the last Super Bowl, entertain the Saints, the team many believe will win the next Super Bowl.
Friday, Sept. 7
High school football, Provine at Callaway (7 p.m., Newell Field, Jackson): The Rams, one of the state's top teams, takes on a bitter JPS rival.
Saturday, Sept. 8
College football, Jackson State vs. Tennessee State in the Southern Heritage Classic (6 p.m., Memphis, FSN South/1300 AM): Both of these teams were blown out in their openers. … Mississippi State at Tulane (6 p.m., New Orleans, CSS/105.9 FM): Playing in the Big Easy has been anything but for the Bulldogs lately.
Sunday, Sept. 9
Pro football, New York Giants at Dallas (7 p.m., Ch. 3): Will Eli and the city slickers get bushwhacked in Texas?
Monday, Sept. 10
Pro baseball, Mississippi at Montgomery in Southern League playoffs (7 p.m., Montgomery, Ala., 930 AM): If the series goes the distance, this game will decide who goes to the championship series.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Pro baseball, Atlanta at New York Mets (6 p.m., SportSouth): It's just about over for the Braves, unless they can make some noise in Queens.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Pro baseball, Chicago Cubs at Houston (7 p.m., WGN): Can the Astros keep America great by not letting the cruddy Cubs reach the postseason?
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who reminds you that friends don't let friends play fantasy sports.