Wed update: Redbirds, cigar event, congrats to Drew Barham, and more

Big win for the trivia team last night. Our tab starts anew with our $50 prize. We also won a $25 Blue Fin gift card which will be auctioned off within the team.

Rocky Patel, a cigar producer who has been called America’s top cigar celebrity, will be in town for a big event Saturday, August 28. From 11 AM to 4 PM at Primetime Sports Bar, there will be cigars, a grand buffet, giveaways, and live auctions, with the biggest prizes being 10 all-inclusive trips to Patel’s resort and cigar factory in Honduras. Tickets are $50; there are also $250 and $350 ticket levels offering more access to Patel. The event is sponsored by Havana Mix, and will feature the introduction of Patel’s new Beale Street Cigar, which will be sold exclusively in Memphis. For more info or to buy tickets go to

The Redbirds kick off their final homestand of the year tonight, which continues until Tuesday, August 31. Friday the 27th will be the final fireworks show of the season for the Redbirds. Other highlights include Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday with prize giveaways, and Singles Night on Tuesday. For the Tuesday game there will be a Single Mingle on the club level prior to the game, and a Memphis area bachelor and RedHot will be up for auction during the game. Mention the bachelor’s name, Mark, at the box office for discount on Club level seats. Visit for more information.

Huge congratulations to Memphis Tiger player Drew Barham on receiving a scholarship this year. Coach Pastner was so impressed with walk-on Barham’s performance in 10 practices and on the recent Bahamas trip that he believed Barham had earned the scholarship. You know, I was listening the other day to someone complaining about how they can’t catch a break. Well, Drew Barham is an example of how to make your own luck. He went out there and worked hard and constantly tried to improve every day. When you do that, unexpected good tidings often come your way. You don’t make your own luck by sitting around and listening to Howard Stern all day.

Thinking about hitting up poker night in the basement of Bardog tonight. The past two times I’ve played live, the card gods definitely have not smiled upon me, shoveling way more than my fair share of trashy hands my way. Hopefully tonight will be different.

Elsewhere Downtown, Rusty Lemon performs at the Silly Goose at 9:00. I believe Brick is working tonight, so Rusty Lemon may not be the only entertainment. Oh that reminds me… I have a new quote of the week from her… it will be coming soon in a post…