Doctor S sez: What is it about Mississippi guys, the Minnesota Vikings and sex scandals? First it was Fred Smoot, and now it's Brett Favre.
Thursday, Oct. 14
College football, South Florida at West Virginia (7 p.m., ESPN): Bulls face the Mountaineers in a game that Big East honks will love. Insert hillbilly joke here.
Friday, Oct. 15
High school football, Callaway at Ridgeland (7 p.m., Ridgeland): The Chargers call on the Titans in a matchup of 7-0 Region 2-5A teams. … Major League baseball, AL Championship Series, New York Yankees at Texas or Tampa Bay (time TBA, TBS).
Saturday, Oct. 16
College football, Southern Miss at Memphis (11 a.m., Memphis, Tenn., CSS, 105.1 FM): The Golden Eagles face the toothless Tigers in River City. … Mississippi State at Florida (6 p.m., Gainesville, Fla., ESPN, 105.9 FM): The Gators will likely be in a bad mood when the Bulldogs get to town. … Ole Miss at Alabama (8 p.m., Tuscaloosa, Ala., ESPN2, 97.3 FM): How do you think the Crimson Tide will feel when they take the field after their first loss in almost two years?
Sunday, Oct. 17
NFL football, New Orleans at Tampa Bay (noon, Ch. 40, 620 AM): A visit to the Bucs will be anything but a pleasure trip for the stumbling Saints. This is an early season must-win for the world champs. … Dallas at Minnesota (3:15 p.m., Ch. 40): Sexty Brett and the shaky Vikings play host to the underachieving Cowboys.
Monday, Oct. 18
NFL football, Tennessee at Jacksonville (7:30 p.m., ESPN, 930 AM): There's a four-way tie for the lead in the AFC South. The Titans and Jaguars try to break the logjam.
Tuesday, Oct. 19
Major League baseball, AL Championship Series, Texas or Tampa Bay at New York Yankees (7 p.m., TBS, 105.9 FM): The Yankees and whoever continue their battle in the Bronx.
Wednesday, Oct. 20
Major League baseball, NL Championship Series, Philadelphia at San Francisco (6:30 p.m., Ch. 40, 105.9 FM): The Phillies and Giants meet in Game 4 of the series. Will the Phillies break out the brooms?
Doctor S sez: The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who has not run afoul of the law for several days now.
Brett Favre says he wants to thank the Dallas Cowboys for giving him something to cheer about and a way to skip out on the press a few days. He says he might be pitiful for sending that lady a text of what she's missing but he ain't as down right pitiful as the Cowboys. Jerry Jones later said at a press conference not knowing he was being taped "them some sorry sapsuckers."