Thursday, Sept. 11
Southern League baseball, Carolina at Mississippi in Championship Series (7 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): The best-of-five series moves to Trustmark Park for Game 3. Games 4 and 5 will follow on Friday and Saturday, if necessary. (It's M-Braves in four.)
Friday, Sept. 12
High school football, a pair of Rankin County rivalries are on tap: Jackson Prep faces Pearl (7 p.m., Pearl, 970 AM) in one of those MPSA-MHSAA match ups, and Brandon calls on cross-town foe Northwest Rankin (7:30 p.m., Brandon, 1180 AM/103.3 FM).
Saturday, Sept. 13
College football, Auburn at Mississippi State (6 p.m., Starkville, ESPN2/105.9 FM): Have these teams been playing possum? Their offenses have been snoozing.
Jackson State vs. Tennessee State in Heritage Classic (6 p.m., Memphis, Tenn., SportSouth/1300 AM): Jackson's Tigers face their longtime nemesis from Tennessee.
Millsaps at Belhaven (7 p.m., Newell Field, Jackson, 1240 AM/930 AM): The Majors make the long trip across North State Street to face the Blazers.
Sunday, Sept. 14
NFL football, New Orleans at Washington (noon, Ch. 40/620 AM): Will the Saints leave town one step ahead of Ike?
Monday, Sept. 15
NFL football, Philadelphia at Dallas (7:30 p.m., ESPN): Evil, personified in the form of the Eagles, tries to destroy America's team, the Cowboys. And it's just Week 2 of the regular season, folks.
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Major league baseball, Philadelphia at Atlanta (6 p.m., SportSouth/620 AM): The Phillies, who are still trying to make the playoffs, call on the Braves, who are looking at their watches and thinking, "Just two weeks until golf season."
Wednesday, Sept. 17
Pro soccer, UEFA Champions League, teams TBA (1:30 p.m., ESPN2): Two of Europe's top club teams meet. With any luck it will be Arsenal or Man U., but you can't go wrong no matter whom they show.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who always gives 110 percent and tries to take it one article at a time.