The Best in Sports in the Next 7 Days

Thursday, Dec. 16
Movie, "3" (6 p.m., ESPN): Oh man, is this on again? Maybe Doctor S will finally watch it. Or not.

Friday, Dec. 17
College basketball, Pensacola Christian at Belhaven (7:30 p.m.): The Blazers play their last home game until Jan. 8. Merry Christmas.

Saturday, Dec. 18
College basketball, Mississippi State at Xavier (7 p.m., ESPN2/620 AM): Yep, the Bulldogs are on TV again. … Also, pro football, Pittsburgh at New York Giants (11:30 a.m., Ch. 12): After his most recent performance, former Ole Miss QB-turned-Giant disappointment Eli Manning might be watching this one from the bench.

Sunday, Dec. 19
Pro football, New Orleans at Tampa Bay (3 p.m., Ch. 35/620 AM): So you think the Saints are showing signs of life? Don't believe it, Saints Fan. They're just teasing you.

Monday, Dec. 20
Pro football, New England at Miami (8 p.m., Ch. 16/930 AM): Here's another holiday turkey from ABC. However, the Dolphins are just perverse enough to make it interesting.

Tuesday, Dec. 21
Movie, "Speed" (7:45 a.m., Turner Classic Movies): Jimmy Stewart plays a racer trying to make his car go faster in this 1936 film. Some things never change.

Wednesday, Dec. 22
College basketball, Mississippi State vs. Jacksonville State (7 p.m., 620 AM): The Bulldogs aim to put on a show for their Central Mississippi fans at the Mississippi Coliseum.

The Slate is compiled by a perennial turkey, Doctor S. For more meat on sports, check out his Amazing Sports Blog over at jacksonfreepress.com.


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