Doctor S sez: Have we really seen the last of the Old Gunslinger, Brett Favre? I'd say it's a definite maybe. We'll see how he feels next summer.
Thursday, Dec. 16
Men's college basketball, Talladega at Jackson State (7 p.m., Jackson): The Tigers figure to be off to races against this lesser opponent.
Friday, Dec. 17
Men's college basketball, Hendrix at Millsaps (7 p.m., Jackson): It's "Purple Haze" night at the hangar. Please insert your own psychedelic rock lyrics joke here.
Saturday, Dec. 18
College football, Division II championship, Delta State vs. Minnesota-Duluth (10 a.m., ESPN2, 1180 AM/103.3 FM): The Statesmen hope to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first and only NCAA football championship by winning another one. ... Men's college basketball, Battle of Atlantis, Mississippi State vs. Virginia Tech (7 p.m., Paradise Island, Bahamas, 105.9 FM): The day MSU fans have been waiting for is finally here. Renardo Sidney is scheduled to play his first game for the Bulldogs.
Sunday, Dec. 19
NFL football, New Orleans at Baltimore (noon, Ch. 40, 620 AM): The Saints, winners of six straight game, face the badass Ravens. It's a classic offense-vs.-defense matchup. ... Green Bay at New England (7:20 p.m., Ch. 3, 930 AM): Will the Packers be the latest NFC North team to suffer a beatdown at the hands of the Patriots?
Monday, Dec. 20
NFL football, Chicago at Minnesota (7:30 p.m., ESPN, 930 AM): This game is supposed to be in Minneapolis, but stay tuned. No matter where it's played, Brett Favre probably won't be playing.
Tuesday, Dec. 21
College football, Beef ‘O' Brady's Bowl, Southern Miss vs. Louisville (7 p.m., St. Petersburg, Fla., ESPN, 105.1 FM): The Golden Eagles have a long history with the Cardinals. They might not be in the same conference anymore, but the animosity remains.
Wednesday, Dec. 22
Men's college basketball, Hawaiian Airlines/Diamond Head Classic, Mississippi State vs. Washington State (2 p.m., Honolulu, ESPNU, 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs open a tournament that will be anything but a day at the beach.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who is sad to see that cold and flu season has arrived.