Doctor S sez: That was an awesome weekend of English Premier League games, huh? That Super Bowl was pretty good, too, I guess.
Thursday, Feb. 10
Men's college basketball, Alabama at Vanderbilt (8 p.m., ESPN): Two of the SEC's best collide in Music City.
Friday, Feb. 11
Movie, "Forrest Gump" (9 p.m., TCM): A mentally challenged man plays football for Alabama, becomes a ping-pong star and runs across the country, among other things.
Saturday, Feb. 12
Men's college basketball, Ole Miss at Alabama (3 p.m., Tuscaloosa, Ala., Ch. 12, 97.3 FM): Can the resurgent Rebels catch the Crimson Tide in the SEC West? ... Mississippi State at Auburn (6 p.m., Auburn, Ala., Fox Sports South, 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs should beat the woeful Tigers easily. Be afraid, MSU fans, be very afraid—and stay off of Twitter.
Sunday, Feb. 13
NBA basketball, Miami at Boston (noon, Ch. 16): Now that the NFL season is over, we can turn our full attention to hoops. The Heat and Celtics meet in what could be a preview of the Eastern Conference finals.
Monday, Feb. 14
Men's college basketball, Prairie View at Jackson State (8 p.m., Jackson, ESPNU, 620 AM): The Tigers are suddenly looking vulnerable.
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Men's college basketball, Mississippi State at Kentucky (8 p.m., Lexington, Ky., ESPN, 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs and Wildcats played a pair of great games last season. Neither side is as good this year, but State always plays well in Lexington.
Wednesday, Feb. 16
Men's college basketball, Auburn at Ole Miss (7 p.m., Ch. 12, 97.3 FM): Rebel fans: See warning with Saturday's Mississippi State game, above.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who is leading an effort to make Root Boy Slim's birthday a national holiday. Boogie till you puke over at JFP Sports blog.