Thursday, Aug. 13
Pro golf, PGA Championship (Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m., TNT; Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m., Ch. 12): Tiger Woods is looking for his first major title of the year. The only time Tiger isn't the favorite is when he's not playing.
NFL exhibition football, Arizona at Pittsburgh (7 p.m., ESPN): The Cardinals call on the Steelers in a preseason rematch of last February's Super Bowl.
Friday, Aug. 14
NFL exhibition football, Cincinnati at New Orleans (7 p.m., Ch. 35, 620 AM): The Saints play host to the Bengals, the outlaws from Ohio, in the preseason opener for both teams.
Saturday, Aug. 15
WPS soccer, Sky Blue at Washington in WPS playoffs (3 p.m., FSN South): The Freedom faces New Jersey squad in the first-year league's first playoff game.
Sunday, Aug. 16
Major League Baseball, Philadelphia at Atlanta (7 p.m., ESPN, 620 AM): The surging Braves face the team they're chasing in the NL East, the Phillies, in the series finale.
Monday, Aug. 17
Southern League baseball, Mobile at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): The M-Braves open a five-game home stand at Trustmark Park.
NFL exhibition football, Carolina at New York Giants (7 p.m., ESPN): Eli Manning, the NFL's newest $100 million man, and the Giants entertain the Panthers.
Tuesday, Aug. 18
Major League Baseball, Atlanta at New York Mets (6 p.m., SportSouth, 620 AM): The Braves venture into Queens to face the injury-riddled, underachieving Mets. No matter how dysfunctional you think your favorite team is, the Mets are more dysfunctional.
Wednesday, Aug. 19
Major League Baseball, San Diego at Atlanta (6 p.m., SportSouth, 620 AM): The pitiful Padres are the kind of team the Braves need to be sweeping to make up ground in the NL East.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who is working on the JFP's seventh annual college football preview. It's not easy to come up with new ways to rip your favorite team.
Did y'all see what the Pittsburg Steelers did to the Arizona Cardinals again? Looks like we're taking it all once more and again. It's how we roll!
Doctor S when are you putting something else up on Ole Miss? Unfortunately, my nephew, the football player, chose Ole Miss over Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi, despite my objection and counsel to the contrary. All three offered him a scholarship. I wanted him to go to JSU but they didn't recruit him. I made sure he understood I'd be pulling against him every Saturday.