Doctor S sez: If most Ole Miss fans had their way, Col. Reb would turn the Black Bear into a bearskin rug.
Thursday, Oct. 21
College football, Alcorn State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (6:30 p.m., Pine Bluff, Ark., ESPNU, 90.1 FM): The surprising Braves try to tame the Golden Lions.
Friday, Oct. 22
High school football, Provine vs. Lanier (7 p.m. Newell Field, Jackson): Don't call it a meaningless game when these two JPS rivals collide.
Saturday, Oct. 23
Ole Miss at Arkansas (11:20 a.m., Fayetteville, Ark., Ch. 12, 97.3 FM): Can the Rebels put on the same kind of fireworks show in the Hog Pen that Auburn did? ... UAB at Mississippi State (6 p.m., Starkville, ESPNU, 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs celebrate homecoming against the feisty Blazers (just ask Tennessee). What the heck is the deal with all of these ESPNU games?
Sunday, Oct. 24
NFL football, Cleveland at New Orleans (noon, Ch. 12, 620 AM): The Saints entertain the godawful Browns in a prototype NFL trap game. ... Minnesota at Green Bay (7:20 p.m., Ch. 3, 930 AM): Barring NFL disciplinary action, Brett Favre leads the Vikings into Lambeau Field. The Packer faithful will be waiting for him.
Monday, Oct. 25
NFL football, New York Giants at Dallas (7:30 p.m., ESPN, 930 AM): A desperate bunch of Cowboys will be waiting on Eli Manning and the Giants in Big D.
Tuesday, Oct. 26
NBA basketball, Miami at Boston (6:30 p.m., TNT): The Heat's all-star trio of LeBron James, Dewayne Wade and Chris Bosh debuts against the Celtics, who still might have something to say about who wins the NBA East this season. ... Houston at Los Angeles Lakers (9:30 p.m., TNT): Yao Ming returns to the Rockets and the Lakers receive their championship rings.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
Major League baseball, World Series Game 1, AL champion at NL champion (6:30 p.m., Ch. 40, 105.9 FM): The October Classic finally starts, now that October is almost over.
The Slate is compiled the Doctor S, the JFP's ambiguously gray mascot.