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[The Slate] The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Doctor S has often been called a “mother”—especially at the JFP offices, and you know who I’m talking about Tony Stark, er, Todd Stauffer—but this is the first time he’s filled in because of the birth of a child. It beats six months on a polar ice cap.


NFL: Turkey Day brings a blessed bounty of football as God intended, with Houston at Detroit (11:30 a.m., CBS), Washington at Dallas (3:15 p.m., FOX) and New England at New York Jets (7:30 p.m. NBC).


High school football: South Panola at Madison Central (7 p.m., 105.9 FM): The Class 6A powerhouses meet in the near-annual playoff game. … College football, LSU at Arkansas (1:30 p.m., CBS): The Tigers need a big win to keep their faint BCS hopes alive.


College football: Mississippi State at Ole Miss (6 p.m., ESPNU, 105.9 FM and 97.3 FM). Oh hell, clear the decks. It’s Egg Bowl time, and the Bulldogs are looking for their fourth straight victory over The School Up North. … The two teams meeting in next week’s SEC Championship are in action, with Georgia Tech at Georgia (11 a.m., ESPN) and Auburn at Alabama (2:30 p.m., CBS). The Bulldogs and Crimson Tide are heavily favored, but you know how unpredictable rivalry games can be. Neither squad can afford a misstep.


NFL: San Francisco at New Orleans (3:25 p.m., Fox). The Saints will be looking for playoff payback against the 49ers. Collecting will be difficult.


NFL: Carolina at Philadelphia (7:30 p.m., ESPN). The nation gets a look at two of the NFL’s biggest underachievers in the sort of matchup that turned “Monday Night Football” into the dog it’s become.


Men’s college basketball: Alcorn State at Mississippi State (7 p.m., 105.9 FM). The Braves call on the Bulldogs in an intrastate matchup.


Men’s college basketball: Ohio State at Duke (8:30 p.m., ESPN). The Buckeyes and Blue Devils meet in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who was once called “the meanest man in America.” But that doesn’t give him credit for the things he’s done abroad.

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