Doctor S sez: It's Super Sunday, y'all. I'm super, thanks for asking.
Thursday, Feb. 3
Men's college basketball, Tennessee at Auburn (8 p.m., ESPN2): The Vols don't need Bruce Pearl to win at Auburn.
Friday, Feb. 4
NBA basketball, Dallas at Boston (7 p.m., ESPN): In case you hadn't noticed, the Celtics have been tearing it up lately. Finals, here they come.
Saturday, Feb. 5
Men's college basketball, Mississippi State at LSU (3 p.m., Baton Rouge, La., Ch. 12, 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs get the closest thing they will find to a breather in the SEC this season. ... Ole Miss at Arkansas (5 p.m., Fayetteville, Ark., ESPN2, 97.3 FM): The Rebels won't have an easy time in the Hogs' pen. ... Jackson State at Alcorn State (6:30 p.m., Lorman, 620 AM): The Tigers invade the Reservation, home of the archrival Braves. Is this politically incorrect enough for you?
Sunday, Feb. 6
NFL football, Super Bowl, Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh (5:30 p.m., Ch. 40, 930 AM): Two of the NFL's most storied franchises meet in the year's ultimate game. The outcome of this story will be Packers by 3.
Monday, Feb. 7
NBA basketball, Los Angeles Lakers at Memphis (7 p.m., SportSouth): Normally, this would be a huge mismatch, but with the way the Lakers have been playing ...
Tuesday, Feb. 8
Men's college basketball, Tennessee at Kentucky (8 p.m., ESPN): The Vols and Wildcats meet in a battle of the SEC East's beasts.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
Men's college basketball, Arkansas at Mississippi State (7 p.m., Starkville, Ch. 12, 105.9 FM): The hot-and-cold Hogs call on the hot-and-cold Dogs. ... LSU at Ole Miss (8 p.m., Oxford, CSS, 97.3 FM): Hey, it's about time the Rebels got a breather, too.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, still the barman's friend after all these years. Belly up to JFP Sports blog.
Packers 31, Steeluhs 25. If you bet on the Doctor's prediction, you were a winner.
- Dr. S
Losing that game messed up Super Bowl Sunday for me. I was slightly hopeful we would pull out a win despite the all time high of female hate, Cowboys' jealousy, Packers' hate, Jets and Ravens' hate, and typical Super Bowl choosing against the fat cat. What hurt me more than the score and female hate was seeing Kevin Greene, an ex Steeler, on Greenbay's sideline telling Clay Maathew, Jr. it was time to make something happen. That was amoral, irreligious, blasphemous and down right ugly. It's like telling you to turn against your mother, father, wife, brothers and sisters, children and granchildren. I personally couldn't have done it. We better not see his ass in Pittsburgh ever again. We made Kevin Greene. We set him up and we can sho nuff take him down. We're looking for him. He had better buy a house in Greenbay and stay there.
Green Bay is a good team and I'm surprised they lost six games after watching them play in the Super Bowl. Their quarterback and the team as a whole are very good. They hung in and weathered the storm. I never ever thought we would win that game once it started and the Packers scored the first touchtown. I'm happy for Woodson and Driver especially.
Now that Vick and Roethisberger have weathered a storm of unjustified and unnecessary hate (my opinion) I hope their lives can turn back to normal. The Steelers had a great season despite all the hate, adversity, injuries, set backs, et al. I generally hate the fat cats and felt awkward pulling for the Steelers when I suspected a great majority of the people saw the Steelers as the fat cats. The Super Bowl rings are the only titles that matters, not those other championships titles Bryan referenced in his comments in order to boost the Packers' standing in the NFL. Bryan is a Packers' fan and Steelers' hater although he won't just come out and say it. I'm outing you Bryan and we're going to get revenge on everybody next year. We will never cool down from this loss.
I don't have anything else to say about those two floozies who hooked up Big Ben then tried to defame and extort money from him except to say neither is innocent nor fault-free. One of them never filed charges and the other one did only after things didn't go her way. The charges were so weak even police started laughing at the girl. I don't know how anyone can have any great sympathy for her drunk booty slanging behind. When you go into clubs, get drunk, and treat yourself like you're a mere piece of meat eager for devouring, you can't be shocked or even surprised when unknown others treat you that way. There ain't no pie in the sky and there certainly ain't no Saints in the clubs dranking profusely and walking around practically naked. Personally, I don't drank alcohol, beer or other mind altering substances, and I know I would have passed on the girl's offer of sex or abuse. I ain't Big Ben though. Good luck to the girls. I wish them the best, even much success, and I hope they learned something. I know Roethisberger learned something. He's no Saint either, and he certainly failed to respect and treat those women like he would have wanted his mother, sister and other female love ones treated. He deserves most if not all of what he got although I doubt he raped either lady.
Looks like a lot of people bet in a manner similar to the Doc, seeing as how Vegas Lost Big this year.
- Todd Stauffer