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It will be a long time before anyone forgets MSU's and UM's blown leads to South Alabama and Florida State, and USM's 34 unanswered points in a comeback win over Kentucky.

Thursday, Sept. 8

NFL (7:30-10:30 p.m., NBC): The new NFL season opens with a Super Bowl 50 rematch between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.

Friday, Sept. 9

Hockey (6-8:30 p.m., ESPNU): When the U.S. and Canada hit the ice for a hockey battle, it is always worth taking some time to watch.

Saturday, Sept. 10

College football (3-6 p.m., SECN): The Rebels need to beat Wofford on a short week. ... College football (6-10 p.m., ESPN2): MSU faces a must-win situation against South Carolina.

Sunday, Sept. 11

NFL (12-6:30 p.m., Fox): The New Orleans Saints host the Oakland Raiders for the season opener, with the Dallas Cowboys against the New York Giants after the Saints game in the "Pro Egg Bowl."

Monday, Sept. 12

NFL (6 p.m.-12:30 a.m., ESPN): See a Monday Night Football doubleheader featuring Pittsburgh at Washington and then the Rams and 49ers.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

WNBA (7-9 p.m., ESPN2): Former USM guard Jamierra Faulkner and the Chicago Sky host the Minnesota Lynx.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

MLB (6-9 p.m., ESPN): Watch as the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles battle in an important game for the American League wildcard.

College football had some great moments in the opening weekend. The real surprise is the fact that the SEC, except for Alabama, looks weak going into Monday night's game.

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