Monday update: UT football team wins championship of life and more

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Saturday Down South has reaction around the Twitterverse over the latest stupid thing to come out of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones’ mouth. Someone added the life championship to the list of Jones’ accomplishments on his Wikipedia page. And radio host GP had this to say:

I tried unsuccessfully to find a list of requirements to claim a life championship, but there is one requirement I am quite sure is not on the list: “Beating South Carolina”

On a more serious note, there will be a public meeting Tuesday at 5:30 at the Balinese Ballroom to discuss the future of The Pinch. As much as $25 million will be pumped into the area to improve the district between Bass Pro at the Pyramid and St. Jude. Leaders are seeing The Pinch as a gateway to the city. Just a couple of days ago I was predicting that Overton Avenue would become Downtown’s next great street, lined with restaurants, bars and shopping.

Sip, Shop and Spa is coming to The 101, 101 S. Main, Tuesday from 11 AM to 2 PM. Get an exclusive hand spa experience from Jamila Naturals. Tiara’s Place Boutique and Massage on the Go will be on hand as well. Exquisite Catering & Events will be serving Yazitini beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.

Congratulations to Grizzlies play-by-play TV announcer Pete Pranica on his nomination as Tennessee State Sportscaster of the Year.

Garrison Keillor comes to the Orpheum Friday, March 10. The voice of the popular radio show A Prarie Home Companion will bring Lake Wobegon to you for an evening of storytelling.

If you were planning on going to the Friday, January 13 show by AJ Croce at the Halloran Centre, it is being moved down the street to the Orpheum. It will be a cabaret-style performance, the first ever at the historic theater. The move makes way for planned improvements to the Halloran Centre.

Want a job at Downtown’s new ice rink? Apply here.

That’s it for now. I’m on my way out to Bardog for Melissa Monday. Already got a few news items for tomorrow, so check back.