Thursday, Nov. 27
NFL football, Tennessee at Detroit (11:30 a.m., Ch. 12) and Seattle at Dallas (3:15 p.m., Ch. 40): If you're a real American, you will celebrate Thanksgiving by watching football all damn day. No matter how much the games suck.
Friday, Nov. 28
College football, Mississippi State at Ole Miss (11:30 a.m., Oxford, Ch. 12/105.9 FM/97.3 FM): A state's worth of hate will be focused on Mississippi's biggest game, the battle for the Golden Egg.
High school football, South Panola at Madison Central in MHSAA playoffs (7 p.m., Madison, 620 AM): The Tigers' road to a sixth consecutive Class 5A state title runs through the Jaguars' jungle.
Men's college basketball, Wesley at Millsaps (7 p.m., Jackson): the Warriors and Majors meet in the Millsaps Turkey Shoot-out.
Saturday, Nov. 29
College football, Washington & Jefferson at Millsaps in NCAA D-II playoffs (noon, Davis Field, Jackson, 1240 AM): The mighty Majors play host to the Presidents in the second round. Can the Majors win again? Yes, they can.
Sunday, Nov. 30
NFL football, New Orleans at Tampa Bay (noon, Ch. 40): If the Saints' playoff chances aren't dead when they get to Florida, they will be when they leave.
College basketball, Rust at Millsaps (men, 3 p.m.; women, 5 p.m.): The Bearcats and Majors meet in a men's-women's doubleheader at the Hangar Dome.
Monday, Dec. 1
NFL football, Jacksonville at Houston (7:30 p.m., ESPN): The Jaguars and Texans have both failed to live up to expectations this season.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
NHL hockey, Tampa Bay at Philadelphia (6 p.m., Versus): This might be worth watching on the chance that the trigger-happy Lightning will fire their coach during the game.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Men's college basketball, West Virginia at Ole Miss (7 p.m., Oxford, FSN South/97.3 FM): The Rebels face the Mountaineers from the Big East.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who doesn't need to wait until Thanksgiving to turn into a turkey.