Doctor S sez: Attention fickle Jackson State fans, the Tigers appear to be for real.
Thursday, Sept. 16
Junior college football, Copiah-Lincoln at Hinds (6:30 p.m., Raymond): Wolves and Eagles collide in a battle of 2-0 teams.
Friday, Sept. 17
College football, Kansas at Southern Miss (7 p.m., Hattiesburg, ESPN, 105.1 FM): The unpredictable Jayhawks, fresh off a stunning upset of Georgia Tech, and the Golden Eagles violate the sanctity of high school Friday night. Oh well, it should be an entertaining game. ... High school football, Clinton at Madison Central (7:30 p.m., Madison, 105.9 FM): A pair of bitter suburban rivals begins district play.
Saturday, Sept. 18
College football, Vanderbilt at Ole Miss (11 a.m., Oxford, Ch. 12, 97.3 FM): The puzzling Rebels open SEC play against the winless Commodores. ... Mississippi State at LSU (6 p.m., Baton Rouge, La., ESPNU, 105.9 FM): Do the improved Bulldogs have what it takes to beat a band of talented, but poorly coached Tigers? ... UFL football, Florida at Sacramento (10 p.m., Versus): The Tuskers tackle the Mountain Lions as the United Football League opens its second season. (If you blinked in 2009, you missed the UFL's first season.)
Sunday, Sept. 19
NFL football, Chicago at Dallas (noon, Ch. 40): The Bears, who won on a questionable call, visit the Cowboys, who lost on an unquestionable penalty. ... New York Giants at Indianapolis (7 p.m., Ch. 3): It's Manning vs. Manning as Eli and the Giants call on Peyton and the Colts. Who are you pulling for, Archie?
Monday, Sept. 20
NFL football, New Orleans at San Francisco (7:30 p.m., ESPN, 620 AM): Neither one of these teams lit up the scoreboard in Week 1. Can the Saints find some firepower?
Tuesday, Sept. 21
Major League baseball, Atlanta at Philadelphia (6 p.m., SportSouth, 620 AM): The Braves and Phillies battle for supremacy in the NL East.
Wednesday, Sept. 22
Major League baseball, Atlanta at Philadelphia (6 p.m., SportSouth, 620 AM): The Braves try to hold off the surging
The Slate reminds you that Doctor S does not encourage sports betting. He leaves that to his bookie.