Tuesday news

Great win for my Arkansas Razorbacks in the Texas Bowl last night. Here’s an ESPN article on Arkansas going in one direction, Texas in the other. I agree, the Hogs are looking like a 9+ win team next year and if they can get that 10th win they will be under consideration for a Big Six bowl.

Congratulations to Texas A&M on winning the Liberty Bowl last night. It has been a pleasure getting to know both Aggie and WVU fans this week. The Liberty Bowl has stepped it up to a new level this year.

If you take Second to Beale and then cut over to Riverside to get to work as I do, you’ll need to take a detour. Beale is closed between Second and Main to set up for the Hard Rock New Year’s Eve guitar drop.

From the MBJ: What you need to know if you take an Uber this New Year’s Eve. Uber prices by demand, which means there is an upcharge on nights like NYE when lots of people are requesting rides. I understand why ride-sharing services, parking garages, and bars and clubs upcharge, but this kind of thing is why I stay home on Amateur Night and go out on the 1st when the pros drink. I’m going to a pre-going-out dinner friends of mine are having tomorrow night, but for me it will be a pre-going-home dinner.

Tamp & Tap is doing a New Year’s Day hangover brunch from 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday. Here’s the menu.

The Memphis Flyer is hiring a marketing assistant.

The Grizzlies host the San Antonio Spurs tonight at FedExForum at 7. Here’s a preview.

Former Memphis Tiger Tarik Black’s NBA career is not over after being let go by Houston to clear room for Josh Smith. The L.A. Lakers have claimed Black off waivers. Speaking of the Tigers, they begin conference play vs. Houston at FedExForum at 1 tomorrow.

Good Twitter account I found today: @memphisscanner. It tweets highlights and lowlights (mostly lowlights) from Memphis police and fire scanners.

Lifehacker has an article on how to open champagne that may come in handy tomorrow night.

That’s today’s news. I’ll be playing poker at the 8 PM game at the Blind Bear tonight.