I’m going to break my rule about saving politics until the end of my post today, because this is an important day in American history. Residents of Alabama will go to the polls and possibly send an accused pedophile, a man with 8 accusers including one as young as 14, a man who was reportedly cruising the mall for teenage girls when he was in his 30s, to the United States Senate. This New York Times article written by a 21-year-old woman, a senior at Auburn who values her faith and attends Bible study regularly, is well worth a read.
WATCH: “At some point, we’ve got to stop looking like idiots to the nation.” Charles Barkley visits his home state of Alabama and addresses voters ahead of Moore-Jones Senate election pic.twitter.com/HkGrNVRDp2
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 12, 2017
Catherine & Mary’s will be open for brunch starting this weekend. 10:30-2:00 Saturday and 10:30-3:00 Sunday.
I went to Las Margaritas and had the Camarones a la Diabla, shrimp in a spicy sauce, on Saturday.
This dish was good and I’d get it again, but you know what would really make it awesome? An “add slices of avocado and bacon” option. That spicy sauce would be perfect for dipping bacon, and avocado would take the edge of the heat off.
Instead, I took the edge off with fried ice cream for dessert.
While we’re on the topic of taking the heat off, the CA has a list that will help you take the heat off the holidays. It lists restaurants that will cook turkey, ham, etc. that you can take home, and what places will be open Christmas Day.
Congratulations to Tamp and Tap, recent recipient of a perfect 100 score on their health inspection. That is not an easy thing to do!
The Silly Goose has a Christmas shopping tip:
‘Reke’s in some pretty good company here:
Tonight marks the 500th career regular season game for @TyrekeEvans. Evans is 1 of just 8 active @NBA players to play at least 500 career games and maintain career averages of at least 16 ppg, 4 rpg and 5 apg (others: Curry, Harden, LeBron, Chris Paul, Wade, Wall and Westbrook).
— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) December 12, 2017
Join hundreds of your fellow Memphis Tigers fans in the stands tonight at FedExForum as the Tigers host Albany at 8 PM. This seems like another in the list of “they have a basketball team?” opponents along with Samford, Mercer, and Bryant, but watch out… Albany is number 105 in the KenPom power rankings, whereas the Tigers (despite being 6-2) have slipped to 159. This is probably an L for Memphis. Hope I’m wrong.
Gary Parrish made a good point yesterday. Tubby ran Keelon Lawson and his sons off. Keelon has connections to all the AAU programs in the city, and therefore he could easily sabotage any efforts Tubby makes to recruit within Memphis. I’m starting to come around to the “write Tubby a check to go away and hire Penny Hardaway as head coach” school of thought. What other options do we have? He’d put butts in seats and he’d recruit well within the city.
Happy first day of Hanukkah to my readers who observe that holiday. That’s all for now. Back tomorrow with more news.