Doctor S sez: There are losses and then there's what happened to Ole Miss against Jacksonville State. That's all for the Rebels, folks.
Thursday, Sept. 9
College football, Auburn at Mississippi State (6:30 p.m., Starkville, ESPN, 105.9 FM): We are going to learn a lot about the Tigers and Bulldogs. ... NFL football, Minnesota at New Orleans (7:30 p.m., Ch. 3, 620 AM): The Super Bowl-champion Saints meet the Vikings in an NFC rematch.
Friday, Sept. 10
High school football, Jackson Prep at Pearl (7:30 p.m., Pearl) Rankin County rivals Patriots and Pirates meet in an intriguing MAIS vs. MHSAA matchup.
Saturday, Sept. 11
College football, Belhaven at Mississippi College (6 p.m., Clinton): Expect lots of offense when the Blazers face the Choctaws in a battle of unbeatens. ... Ole Miss at Tulane (8 p.m., New Orleans, ESPN2, 97.3 FM): The Doctor would say that Ole Miss should win easily, but after last week, he's not so sure.
Sunday, Sept. 12
Tennis, U.S. Open men's final (3 p.m., Ch. 12): Will there be any Americans left to put the "U.S." in the U.S. Open? Probably not. ... NFL football, Dallas at Washington (7 p.m., Ch. 3): The Cowboys-Redskins grudge match is a tasty way to open the season. Hate like this is a magnificent thing to watch.
Monday, Sept. 13
NFL football, Baltimore at New York Jets (6 p.m., ESPN): The Jets have been telling everybody that they're going to the Super Bowl. The Ravens will have something to say about that. ... San Diego at Kansas City (9:15 p.m., ESPN): This is terrible scheduling by the NFL. Did you forget that Kansas City is in the Central time zone?
Tuesday, Sept. 14
Major League baseball, Washington at Atlanta (6 p.m., SportSouth, 620 AM): The Braves' margin for error in the NL East is fading.
Wednesday, Sept. 15
Major League baseball, New York Yankees at Tampa Bay (6 p.m., ESPN): The Yankees and Rays continue their struggle for AL East supremacy.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who will now happily go back to totally ignoring tennis.