Thursday, Nov. 20
College football, Miami at Georgia Tech (6:30 p.m., ESPN): Another Thursday, another crucial ACC game for the Hurricanes.
Friday, Nov. 21
High school football, Olive Branch at Madison Central in MHSAA Class 5A playoffs (7 p.m., Madison, 620 AM): The winner of this will probably play South Panola next week. Oh boy.
Saturday, Nov. 22
College football, LaGrange at Millsaps in NCAA Division III playoffs (noon, Davis Field, Jackson, 1240 AM): The Majors get a rare playoff home game.
Alcorn State at Jackson State (1 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Jackson, ESPNU/90.1 FM/1300 AM): The Tigers tune-up for the SWAC title game by playing their archrivals.
Ole Miss at LSU (2:30 p.m., Baton Rouge, La., Ch. 12/97.3 FM): Can Houston Nutt and the Rebels knock off the Tigers? Yes, they can.
Sunday, Nov. 23
MLS soccer, Columbus vs. New York in MLS Cup (2:30 p.m., Ch. 16): You should broaden your horizons and watch the MLS title game for a few minutes. But you won't.
NFL football, Indianapolis at San Diego (7:15 p.m., Ch. 3): Look for Peyton Manning and the Colts to kill the Chargers' faltering playoff hopes.
Monday, Nov. 24
NFL football, Green Bay at New Orleans (7:30 p.m., ESPN/620 AM): The Saints return to .500 just in time to play a red-hot Packers squad.
Tuesday, Nov. 25
Women's college basketball, Millsaps at Mississippi College (6 p.m., Clinton): The Lady Majors and Lady Choctaws renew this ancient interdenominational rivalry.
Wednesday, Nov. 26
Men's college basketball, Central Florida at Ole Miss (7 p.m., Oxford, 97.3 FM): The Rebels try to fatten their record with another non-conference lightweight.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who plans to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional meal of Wild Turkey and combination lo mein.