Sat update: Wrestling night at the Grizzlies and more

Tonight is Wrestling Night at FedExForum as the Grizzlies take on the San Antonio Spurs at 8. If you haven’t heard who will be Special Commissioner at tonight’s event, I have a few hints for you.



Self… High… Five!

The Special Commissioner is none other than DDP. Former world champion Diamond Dallas Page comes to FedExForum tonight. Page, despite not training to become a wrestler until age 35, had a long career in WCW, WWE, and TNA. Around the time he retired, he created DDP Yoga, a system anyone can use to get healthy and limber without any running or lifting. DDP will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.

Get there early, because the first 4000 fans receive a free Z-bo Wrestling Buddy. Not sure what to expect on Wrestling Night? Here’s a recap from 2016.

There will be Free Striper Fishing Seminars at Bass Pro today at 11 and 3:30 and tomorrow at 2. Cody Mangrum will be the speaker. Seminars will be in the Fly Fishing Department. When I first saw the announcement, my mind added an extra “p” and I got all excited about this event.

The 901 Lip Sync Battle and Talent Showcase happens tonight at the Visible School of Music at 6:30.

I got to Max’s Sports Bar about 5:20 last night, thinking I’d get there early and beat the crowd. WRONG! The place was full and there were even people sitting out front at tables. “That’s what happens when you give away car bombs,” Max commented. He had them on special for $3 last night.

My troll seemed to be having a good time at Max’s:

Thank you Rhode Island for keeping me competitive in my bracket. I got 26 of the 32 games right in the round of 64. Before you think that sounds impressive, it’s not – 15 of the 20 people in my NCAA bracket league got 26 or more right. On the bright side, 15 of my 16 Sweet Sixteen picks are still live (SMU being the exception), and all eight of my Elite Eight picks are. My bracket philosophy is to be aggressive in the early rounds and conservative in my later ones. When I think about my picks for the final weekend, I’m looking not so much at strengths and weakness of individual players, and more at whether the coach knows how to win at that level. That’s why I picked Coach K, Rick Pitino, and (ugh) Coach Cal to make it to the Final Four. The West is something of a wild card, and my hope is that Sean Miller fills the mighty footsteps of Lute Olson at Arizona.

For my fellow Razorback fans, Arkansas vs. North Carolina will be on TNT at 5:10 Sunday. I’d love to see my Hogs in Memphis next weekend, but unless the entire North Carolina team comes down with the flu today I doubt that is going to happen.

Bardog will be my lead-off spot as usual today. Silly Goose (gotta see their newly-renovated patio), Blind Bear, and Max’s are also on the list. Back tomorrow with more news.