Doctor S sez: Slowly but surely, football is taking over the world. Finally.
Thursday, Aug. 26
NFL exhibition football, Indianapolis at Green Bay (7 p.m., ESPN): The Colts call on the Packers. Will the Cheeseheads like what they see?
Friday, Aug. 27
High school football, Pearl at Brandon (7:30 p.m., Brandon, Fox Sports South): The Pirates and Bulldogs meet in the Rankin County Super Bowl. Get there early if you want a seat. ... NFL exhibition football, San Diego at New Orleans (7 p.m., Ch. 12, 620 AM): The Saints host the Chargers in the closest thing to a real game you will see in the preseason.
Saturday, Aug. 28
College football, Belhaven at Texas College (6 p.m., Tyler, Texas): The Blazers kick off the Mississippi college football season against the Steers.
Sunday, Aug. 29
NFL exhibition football, Pittsburgh at Denver (7 p.m., Ch. 40): The Steelers and Broncos both have quarterback issues. This game won't settle them.
Monday, Aug. 30
Tennis, U.S. Open (noon and 6 p.m., ESPN2): The season's last major begins and goes and goes for about two weeks. ... Southern League baseball, Carolina at Mississippi (7 p.m., Pearl, 103.9 FM): The Mudcats and M-Braves wrap up their series at the T-P. The Doctor just likes writing the word "Mudcats."
Tuesday, Aug. 31
Southern League baseball, Mississippi at West Tenn (7 p.m., Jackson, Tenn., 103.9 FM): The M-Braves open a series against the Diamond Jaxx.
Wednesday, Sept. 1
Major League baseball, New York Mets at Atlanta (6 p.m., ESPN, CSS, 620 AM): The Braves try to pad their NL East lead against the Mets, who are just marking time.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S between bouts with that Taco Bell lime. It's a pity that a big corporation isn't sponsoring JFP Sports, because the Doctor would take that cash. How about you, Trojan Man?