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The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Doctor S sez: South Panola High is back in town. The Tigers have turned Memorial Stadium into their home away from home.

Thursday, Dec. 2
NBA basketball, Miami at Cleveland (7 p.m., TNT): LeBron James returns to face the Cavaliers since he took his talents to the (underachieving) Heat. ... Mississippi State at Ole Miss (7 p.m., CSS): Some of you will want to watch a replay of the Bulldogs' victory in the Egg Bowl, and some of you have had enough.

Friday, Dec. 3
High school football, MHSAA title games (Memorial Stadium, Jackson, Ch. 29): It's time for Mississippi's greatest sports weekend with 1A, Durant vs. Mount Olive (11 a.m.); 2A, Calhoun City vs. Lumberton (3 p.m.); and 6A, South Panola vs. Meridian (7 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 4
High school football, MHSAA title games (Memorial Stadium, Jackson, Ch. 29): 3A, Aberdeen vs. Forest (11 a.m.); 4A, Lafayette County vs. North Pike (7 a.m.); and 5A, West Point vs. Brookhaven (7 p.m.). ... Men's college basketball, Southern Miss at Ole Miss (7 p.m., Oxford, 105.1 FM, 97.3 FM): The Golden Eagles and the Rebels meet in an intriguing non-conference matchup.

Sunday, Dec. 5
NFL football, St. Louis at New Orleans (3 p.m., Ch. 40, 620 AM): The Saints can't go to sleep on the somewhat-dangerous Rams. ... Pittsburgh at Baltimore (7:20 p.m., Ch. 3, 930 AM): The penalty flags and fines will be flying.

Monday, Dec. 6
Men's college basketball, Mississippi Valley State at Ole Miss (7 p.m., Oxford, 97.3 FM): Sure, the Rebels are paying for a win, but at least the money will stay in Mississippi. ... NFL football, New York Jets at New England (7:30 p.m., ESPN, 930 AM): The Jets and Patriots battle for first place in the AFC East.

Tuesday, Dec. 7
Men's college basketball, Spring Hill at Jackson State (7 p.m., Jackson): The Tigers finally get to play a home game again. Welcome back, guys.

Wednesday, Dec. 8
Men's college basketball, Belhaven vs. Mississippi State (7 p.m., Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs meet the Blazers in MSU's annual game at the Fairgrounds.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who is looking forward to eggnog season.

Previous Comments

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161165
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The Southern Miss/Ole Miss game will be on ESPNU and ESPN3.com. There is a bus for Southern Miss fans leaving from Hattiesburg,stopping in Jackson then on to Oxford. Call the Eagle Club for more info.

Author
KendallVarnell
Date
2010-12-02T17:06:02-06:00
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161167
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I hope Jackson's own Mo Williams, along with Andy Varajao, JJ Hickson, Antwan Jamison, Gibson, Parker get their A-game going tonight against the biggest LeFraud in the history of pro basketball!!!!!!!! Let's go Cleveland, it's time to get nasty!

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Duan C.
Date
2010-12-02T17:18:05-06:00
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161177
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LeFraud? LeBron James scored 38 points, sat out the entire fourth quarter and the Heat won 118-90 (and it wasn't that close). Love James or hate him, but you have to give him his due.

Author
Dr. S
Date
2010-12-03T14:33:33-06:00
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161187
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Sorry, Duan, I was pulling for your home town Cleveland as well. Too bad Lebrons wasn't. He showed his butt on y'all again. He probably could have scored a hundred points. Comedian Lavelle Crawford says coach Byron Scott should have had one of the players to shank him the second half instead of that bull crap about we might lose but I expect y'all to play hard. Cleveland was so overmatched in talent it wasn't a real contest.

Author
Walt
Date
2010-12-03T17:56:10-06:00
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161198
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The Steelers beat Baltimore last night. Big Ben suffered a broken nose that likely made Queen, Donna and a few other women real happy. Big Ben also sported a bad wheel from a week ago but still showed us why he's still considered one of the game's ultimate warriors. Big ups to the Steelers defense for saving us. I like Baltimore and they're probably my second most favorite team. I still hate the Patriots and hope the Jets not only win he game tonight but beat them up including hurting Tom Brady. The Steelers are starting to look mean at the right time - the end of the season and playoff time. I know Atlanta (probably my next favorite), Philadelphia, the Saints, et al, are looking good too. History is not on their side as the season winds down. If we get our injured linemen back soon, we're winning it all again this year. I'm sick of those other bums pretending they're heading to the Super Bowl too. By the way, DAMN Dallas even if they did win yesterday. Coincidentally, I met a guy at the gym the other day who says while he waited to plane in Fort Worth, he watched and counted the number of people who went into the Dallas Cowboy gift shop. Didn't a single person go in there 3 weeks ago as he waited a couple of hours. Yet we're to believe they're America's team. Bullcrap! Maybe the next time ballots will be provided outside of Dallas.

Author
Walt
Date
2010-12-06T18:24:28-06:00
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161207
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I don't take pleasure in another's pain no matter how awful a person they are, Walt. I do hope, however, that he is taking note of this karma nipping at his heels.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2010-12-07T09:30:03-06:00
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161210
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Sorry you guys I didn't respond, had some difficulties earlier in the week. But I will say and can't take away from Lefraud's game against the Cavs and sub .500 teams this season. They handed a pure-d butt whipping to a very lazy Cavalier basketball team. But my beef with him is legit. Yes, he can go and play anywhere he wanted, first he's an american, second he's a grown a** man that can make his own decisions, third it was his right as a free agent to leave. But this is where the bucks stops for me! Cleveland sports fans are die hards for their teams, they rise with them, they die with them. Outside of God, work and home, the only entertainment in Cleveland are its sports teams. This fella gets on national TV and said basically, "I'm outta here, f**k you and the horse you rode in on! I'm not from Cleveland, I'm from Akron! - my allegiance is to nobody, but myself and my family! yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I know they supported me big time, out of the gate giving me 92 home sell outs in a row, but who cares, I don't owe anybody anything, not an answer or anything else" That city was looking for him to go and say that night, "You know what, that city had some tough breaks over the years, but I'm going to tough it out and hang in there until we get that championship! I'mma competitor and I can't leave on this kind of note, until I know I gave it my all!" I'm going to be honest with you too in this regard, if he would have came out early and said hey, it's been great - I appreciate the fans of Cleveland and how they supported me, but I'm hungry for a Championship - via letter to the Plain Dealer - cool, no problem. But with all the mystery and confusion and then gets up on national TV and slaps us in the face!? Chi'please. Yeah he played great, but he's still a chump!

Author
Duan C.
Date
2010-12-07T11:07:28-06:00

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