Sports news: Grizzlies Groupon, Z-bo helps those in need, Redbirds 4-pack, UT to re-hire douchebag coach?

Lots of sports-related news to report today. First up is a Grizzlies Groupon that is currently ongoing. It’s a $92.29 value that you can purchase for $30.

Still on the subject of the Grizzlies, Zach Randolph is once again helping people keep their lights on. For the fourth time, he has donated $20,000 to MIFA to help people who are in danger of having their power cut off. He has also set up a community assistance fund.

The Memphis Redbirds have introduced a 4-game Grand Slam pack. Buy it and you’ll get to see the Redbirds play March 28 against the St. Louis Cardinals (exhibition), April 12 against the Iowa Cubs, May 25 against the Oklahoma City RedHawks, and August 22 against the Sacramento River Cats. There are three seating options, including $110 for a Club Level seat, $95 for Dugout, and $75 for a Field Box ticket. For more information or to order, call (901) 722-0299 or visit

UT sports writer Gregg Doyel writes that UT should hire Bruce Pearl back. Fine with me. That school deserves an utter douchebag as head coach and that way I won’t have to look at him every time I turn on basketball on ESPN. Cuonzo is too nice. The Bruchebag perfectly fits the culture of the university, which is a compliment neither to UT nor to Pearl.

Home from work. Heading to the Goose to console a friend who had a bad day, then on to poker at the Blind Bear at 8.