The Slate

The long wait is over. The first sign that summer is ending is that this weekend, there is football on TV, even if it is just the preseason.

Thursday, Aug. 6

Baseball (7-10 p.m., 103.9 FM): The Mississippi Braves end a four-game homestand against the Montgomery Biscuits as they keep trying to climb the standings.

Friday, Aug. 7

MLB (6:30-10 p.m., FSSO): The only postseason hope for the Atlanta Braves is the wildcard, so they need to start collecting wins beginning with this game against Miami Marlins.

Saturday, Aug. 8

NFL (6-10 p.m., ESPN): Ron Wolf, the man who brought Brett Favre to Green Bay, is one of the six who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Sunday, Aug. 9

NFL (6-10 p.m., NBC): Former University of Mississippi star Mike Wallace gets a new start in Minnesota as the Vikings face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2015 Hall of Fame Game.

Monday, Aug. 10

Documentary (8-9 p.m., SECN): Jonathan Papelbon (Mississippi State University) and Shepard Smith (University of Mississippi) are just a few celebrities talking about their time at SEC schools in "SEC Storied: The Stars Are Aligned."

Tuesday, Aug, 11

MLB (6-10 p.m., SPSO): The Atlanta Braves hit the road for a two-game series against American League foe the Tampa Bay Rays.

Wednesday, Aug 12

College football (7-10 p.m., SECN): Relive the 2014 Egg Bowl as the SEC Network replays UM's victory over Mississippi State University.

Next week will be a full slate of NFL preseason games. It will be the first chance to see this year's New Orleans Saints team in action.

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