The college football bowls have been announced. View the complete list here. Mississippi State will be the SEC’s representative in the Liberty Bowl, playing Conference USA champion Rice. Man, you know a conference has gone way downhill when Rice wins is. The Liberty Bowl is on December 31 at 3 PM.
This afternoon the city council votes on whether to purchase AutoZone Park. If the city declines the purchase, the Cardinals will back out on their plan to purchase the Redbirds. If that happens, the stadium could be foreclosed on, and the Redbirds could be sold to the highest bidder and moved out of town.
If you missed the Trans-Siberian Orchestra show Friday due to the weather, I hope you held on to your ticket. The orchestra is offering a ticket exchange program for those who couldn’t make it. Your ticket can be exchanged for the December 20 show in Little Rock, or for any show on their 2014 tour, which may include a stop in Memphis.
There’s a very interesting Sporting News article on Barry Hecker, the Grizzlies’ assistant coach who was fired after game 2 of the playoffs last season. Lots of tension among members of the coaching staff around that time.
In other NBA news, Rudy Gay has been traded to Sacramento. Gay has spent almost a year in Toronto after being traded there by the Grizzlies.
Spay Memphis is hiring a part-time bookkeeper.
Wear an ugly Christmas sweater Saturday, December 14 and get 10% off your purchase at three South Main businesses: South Main Book Juggler, Hoot & Louise, and the Crazy Beautiful pop-up shop. Details here.
Speaking of ugly sweaters, the Blind Bear is having a Dirty Santa/Ugly Sweater/Funny Hat Christmas party this Thursday. John Paul Keith will play at 10 PM, and there will be $3 moonshine and cinnamon whiskey shots and there will be spiked egg nog too.
Grizzlies have a home game vs. Orlando tonight. I’ll probably watch it at the Flying Saucer while enjoying some Pint Nite beers. That’ll wrap it up for now. Go Grizz!