January 12, 2011
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Even before Ole Miss’ 41-24 win over Mississippi State last Saturday, Hugh Freeze’s first season as Rebels head coach was a resounding success.
Mississippians love football, especially high-school football. Now it’s time for the year’s biggest love-in, a two-day orgy of grid called the MHSAA state championship games.
Doctor S has often been called a “mother”—especially at the JFP offices.
Doctor S sez: You know the sports season is lame when the WNBA is your fourth sports option. Me, I'd rather watch Arena football.
Doctor S sez: Mississippi State's baseball team has gone further than even the most rabid Bulldog fan expected.
Doctor S sez: Enjoy NBA hoops while you can, folks. Your favorite hoopsters are about to be locked out by the owners, too.
Doctor S sez: Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen has satisfied the Bulldog fans for now. Meanwhile, things are less settled at Ole Miss.
Doctor S sez: Mississippi State or Ole Miss could win the SEC West. Or they could miss the SEC Tournament completely. Tight race, huh?
Doctor S sez: Y'all quit playing Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks." Now is not the time.
Doctor S sez: This has been a spring of discontent for Ole Miss and Mississippi State fans. The Rebels and Bulldogs just aren't very good this season.
Doctor S sez: The NBA and NHL playoffs continue this weekend. I could guess who will play when, but it's easier for you to check your local listings.
Doctor S sez: Is it time to start paying attention to the NBA playoffs, yet? No. What about the NHL playoffs? Hell, no.
Doctor S sez: If you go to the Grove Bowl at Ole Miss, for God's sake don't Tweet. They will throw your ass out. On the other hand, it might ...
Doctor S sez: It was sad to see Ben Ingram go after three years as the M-Braves announcer. But we can still hear him on the A-Braves postgame show.
Doctor S sez: You can hear Southern Miss baseball on 1590 AM this season. Check it out. John Cox always calls a good game.
Doctor S sez: College basketball is winding down to clear the way for MLB's Boys of Summer.
Doctor S sez: You might as well throw away your NCAA Tournament bracket now. You may already be a loser. Stupid office pool.
Doctor S sez: Perfection is a rare thing in sports. So congratulations to the undefeated Lanier High girls basketball team on the MHSAA 5A state championship.
Doctor S sez: Get ready for an entertaining weekend of hoops at the Big House.
Doctor S sez: The MHSAA Boys and Girls State Basketball Tournament returns to the Big Barn. Even that funky smell can't ruin this tourney.
<b>Thursday, Feb. 17</b>
Doctor S sez: Are we seeing Rick Stansbury's final days as Mississippi State basketball coach?
Doctor S sez: That was an awesome weekend of English Premier League games, huh? That Super Bowl was pretty good, too, I guess.
Doctor S sez: It's Super Sunday, y'all. I'm super, thanks for asking.
Doctor S sez: Yes, it's almost college football signing day and no, I'm not going to talk about it.
Doctor S sez: If rematches spice up the NFL playoffs, this weekend's games are Thai-hot.
Doctor S sez: Here's hoping 2011 will bring as many great games and performances as 2010 did.
Doctor S sez: College bowl season is like Thanksgiving. There are lots of turkeys and lots of leftovers.
Doctor S sez: Have we really seen the last of the Old Gunslinger, Brett Favre? I'd say it's a definite maybe. We'll see how he feels next summer.
Doctor S sez: The Doctor suffered another case of premature publication last week. Note to self: Drink pitcher of martinis after writing the Slate.
Doctor S sez: South Panola High is back in town. The Tigers have turned Memorial Stadium into their home away from home.
Doctor S sez: Last year, Mississippi State ruined the Rebels' holidays with an Egg Bowl upset. Can the Rebels return the favor this year?
Doctor S sez: Which will happen first? Houston Nutt goes crazy, or Dan Mullen gets another job?
Doctor S sez: Jackson State appeared ready to wrap up the SWAC East title. After losing to Alabama State, the Tigers have trouble with a capital T.
Doctor S sez: Have you heard about the new college football recruiting movie? It's called "The Price is Right."
Doctor S sez: Brett Favre has a busted ankle, and the NFL is on his trail. Watch out, Patriots.
Doctor S sez: If most Ole Miss fans had their way, Col. Reb would turn the Black Bear into a bearskin rug.
Doctor S sez: What is it about Mississippi guys, the Minnesota Vikings and sex scandals? First it was Fred Smoot, and now it's Brett Favre.
Doctor S sez: Mississippi State and Mississippi Valley State have scheduled a football game for 2013. The Doctor is not counting the days.
Doctor S sez: Things are bad for Ole Miss. They're about to get worse.
Doctor S sez: Attention fickle Jackson State fans, the Tigers appear to be for real.
Doctor S sez: There are losses and then there's what happened to Ole Miss against Jacksonville State. That's all for the Rebels, folks.
Doctor S sez: It's here, it's finally here—the second event in the PGA's FedEx Cup. Oh, yeah, and major college football begins, too.
Doctor S sez: Slowly but surely, football is taking over the world. Finally.
Doctor S sez: ESPN's talking heads spent all day Monday talking about Dustin Johnson grounding his club at the PGA Championship. That sounds vaguely dirty.
Doctor S sez: This week is golf's last major of the year. Then we can go back to ignoring it. Until the Viking Classic, that is.
Doctor S sez: Ole Miss has strict standards on its football players' off-the-field behavior—unless you're a starting quarterback.
Doctor S sez: Hang on, sports fans. The NFL starts playing meaningless games in just over a week.
Doctor S sez: The World Cup championship game was an example of everything that's wrong with top-flight soccer.
Doctor S sez: The Doctor thought he was watching football the other day, but it turned out to be a CFL game. Sometimes you have to use what's available.
Doctor S sez: What a terrible day for America. No, not losing in the World Cup. I'm talking about the release of that dang new "Twilight" movie. I haven't seen ...
Doctor S sez: No matter how deep we get into the dog days, you still can't make the Doctor watch a WNBA game.
Doctor S sez: If you think the game of musical chairs in college sports is over, think again.
Doctor S sez: Less than three months until college football starts. That's why we call these the dead days.
Doctor S sez: You call it a waste of time; the Doctor calls it Major League Soccer.
Doctor S sez: John Cohen's second disastrous season as Mississippi State baseball coach is over. Next year, you really need to win some games, coach.
Doctor S sez: You know it's almost summer: the first MLB manager just got fired.
Tiger Woods says he has a pain in the neck, at least until the divorce is final.
Doctor S sez: What do you call a sunny day following two days of rain? Monday.
Doctor S sez: The distance from star to bust is short. Just ask former Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead.
Doctor S sez: They say that people who are intoxicated shouldn't watch 3-D TV. So much for watching sports.
Doc Sez: These spring games are crucial for your favorite college team. It might be the only game your heroes win this year.
Pro golf, The Masters (3 p.m., ESPN): You might have heard that Tiger Woods is going to play golf this week. All the waitresses in Augusta are very excited. … ...
Men's college basketball, NIT championship, teams TBD (6 p.m., ESPN): If Ole Miss wins on Tuesday, the Rebels will play North Carolina or Rhode Island in the title game.
Men's college basketball, NCAA Tournament (6 p.m., Ch. 12): The Sweet 16 begins with the East and West Regional semifinals
MLB baseball, exhibition, Atlanta vs. N.Y. Yankees (6 p.m., CSS): The Braves battle the defending champ Yankees, who should implode any minute now.
Winter Olympics, women's figure skating (7 p.m., Ch. 3): This is what you've been waiting for. And expect to wait a while tonight before you get to see it.
Men's college basketball, Vanderbilt at Ole Miss (6 p.m., Oxford, ESPNU, 97.3 FM): Ole Miss' NCAA hopes are hanging by a string. Will Vandy bring the scissors?
Men's college basketball, Ole Miss at Mississippi State (8 p.m., Starkville, ESPN or ESPN2, 97.3 FM, 105.9 FM): This game could be good for what ails both the Rebels and ...
Men's college basketball, Arkansas at Mississippi State (8 p.m., Starkville, ESPN or ESPN2, 105.9) and Ole Miss at Auburn (8 p.m., Auburn, Ala., ESPNU, 97.3 FM): What idiot came up ...
Men's college basketball, Arkansas at Mississippi State (6 p.m., Starkville, ESPN, 105.9 FM): The Dogs face the Hogs in MSU's SEC home opener.
Women's college basketball, Vanderbilt at Mississippi State (8 p.m., Starkville, CSS): The Lady Bulldogs (10-4) play their SEC home opener.
Women's college basketball, Belhaven at Millsaps (6 p.m., Jackson): The Lady Blazers and Lady Majors battle for neighborhood supremacy at the Hangar on New Year's Eve.
College football, Hawaii Bowl, Nevada vs. SMU (7 p.m., ESPN): The Mustangs were a C-USA also-ran, so they get a free trip to Hawaii. Something is wrong with this picture.
High school football, MHSAA 1A Championship, Durant vs. Mount Olive (7 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MPB): Mount Olive lost five games in the regular season, but the Pirates won when ...
NFL football, Green Bay at Detroit (11:30 a.m., Ch.40) and Oakland at Dallas (3:15 p.m., Ch. 12): You can sleep off your Thanksgiving dinner by watching these two turkeys.