Tue update: Downtown Night with overpaid Mike Conley and the Grizzlies, good MNF deal at Mulligan’s, STAX Museum tour, Snuggie pub crawl, Hell’s Kitchen auditions in Memphis, and more

Eight million a year for Mike Conley. Are you f-ing kidding me. Agreed, he’s gotten better, but with that expense plus the 5 mil we’re paying Thabeet, how are we going to be able to keep the two players who are the heart and soul of the Grizzlies, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, when their contracts come up next year? And Mayo too. If we have to deal Randolph for a cheaper power forward, okay, I can live with that, but giving up Gasol would be a major mistake.

As one Twitterer commented, who cares about the Heat’s LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh, when we have our own Big Three of Gay, Conley and Thabeet? Eeeeeeeeeee! I are drinking the Griz-Aid!

Well, at least the team’s good this year. You better go see Randolph, Gasol and Mayo while they’re still here, and there’s a great night to do it coming up – Downtown Night with the Grizzlies November 10. For $50 you get a $99 club level ticket to see the Grizzlies play the Dallas Mavericks. You’ll also be invited to a pre-game mixer in the Forum’s exclusive Opus Restaurant from 6 to 7:30, with food and beverages, music, the Grizz Girls, and the chance to talk to a member of Basketball Operations. To get this deal contact Carl Rosen at 901-205-1445 or e-mail crosen@grizzlies.com. This is a really good deal and I plan on being there next Wednesday. Hope to see a lot of my neighbors.

Some of my friends who are in a scooter club had their monthly meeting last night at TJ Mulligan’s Pinch, and they told me that there are some very good deals there for Monday Night Football. They have $1 PBR during the game, and they discount burgers with fries for $3.95. “The burger was so big I couldn’t finish it,” said one person who attended the scooter meeting. Dollar PBR? May have to check that out on a future Monday. They also have a weekly poker game Monday night, with big tables. Anyone know how many chips you start with, and the blind structure?

ArtsMemphis is having a private tour of the STAX Museum Wednesday, November 10 at 6:30 PM. Free for members of their Bravo program, $10 for everyone else. There will be a reception with beer, wine and appetizers prior to the event. If you’ve never toured the museum, this would be a good chance to do it. It’s one of the best museums in the city and is loaded with music memorabilia.

Check out this WMC-TV article about the November 19 Snuggie Pub Crawl. By the way, I saw some Memphis Tigers Snuggies for sale at the Downtown Walgreens if you want to support your team while pub crawling.

Hell’s Kitchen, the cooking reality show starring Chef Gordon Ramsay, will hold a casting call for its next season at the Hard Rock on Beale from 10 AM to 6 PM Wednesday, November 17. Chefs 21 and over who are outspoken and competitive are invited to attend. This will strictly be a meet-and-greet with no cooking involved. The chefs that most impress the producers will be called back for an on-camera interview.

I’ve been watching Season 2 of Jersey Shore on my laptop – MTV has the shows online. I think I’m actually starting to like the characters on the show, the guys anyway. One of my favorite lines:

“When you’re out at a club, it’s important to always have options. Yo, me and The Situation, we got this one set of girls we’re working on in the front room of the club, and another set in the back room. The ones in the back room are hotter, but if the ones in the front room come home with us, they’re definitely DTF.”

“DTF.” That has got to be the best acronym ever.

I filled out the paperwork for my fourth plate party at the Flying Saucer last night. My plate will turn dark blue, and I came up with a new saying to replace “No Bums” and before that, “I Love Romanian Girls.” With plate 4 the tab increases to $125, although I noticed a new rule on the form I filled out – $25 of the tab must be food. WTF? Well, I guess that will make the Nuh-Uh Girl happy.

Trivia tonight, 7 PM at the usual place.