Monday update

The college football polls are out, and if they went that far down the Memphis Tigers would have been ranked #31 in both polls. That’s slightly lower than I had hoped, but there’s always a bias against schools that are not in the Power 5. Pleased to see Memphis got more votes than Tennessee in both polls. Now the Tigers need to focus on jumping past ranked non-Power 5 schools South Florida and San Diego State.

Congratulations to Pacific Coast League champions the Memphis Redbirds! With the series vs. the El Paso Chihuahuas tied 2-2, the Redbirds scored a 3-1 win in Game 5 last night to take the crown. The Redbirds now advance to the Triple-A Championship game, to be held in Moosic, PA tomorrow night. Their opponents will be the Durham Bulls, the International League champions. The game will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network. The Cardinals are expected to promote a few Redbirds players following that game.

Sushi Jimmi is hiring for several positions: waitress, dishwasher, kitchen prep, and kitchen chefs. They are looking for someone dedicated and responsible with a customers-first mindset. Call David or Jimmy at 901-729-6985 during restaurant hours to apply. (Note: they are closed on Mondays)

Good music coming your way at South Main Sounds, 550 S. Main, Friday night:

Sad to hear of the passing of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan yesterday. Heenan was the best pro wrestling manager in history and was the perfect foil to Hulk Hogan. Later in his career Heenan found a new role for himself at the broadcasting table.

Memphis is considering a hotel conversion for vacant 100 N. Main.

I could not have been any happier with the Moody Ques’ second practice cook for Best Memphis Burger Fest yesterday. Several different ideas were tried for the Anything Goes and Traditional Cheeseburger category. We voted on what we liked the best in each category and also what kind of cheese to use. It was a fantastic team effort and we are in great shape to score well at Burger Fest. We practiced Bloody Mary too. Our third and final practice cook will be this coming Sunday, September 24, same time, same place.

By the way… Seth messaged me last week and asked if there was any team the Moody Ques wanted to be near at Burger Fest. I said Squeal Street. So our many mutual friends will not have to walk far to say hello to both teams.

The Grizzlies have announced their promotional schedule for 2017-18. Highlights include

  • Grit Grind Forever towel to all fans on Opening Night, October 18 vs. New Orleans (TA’s new team)
  • Grizzlies Lightsaber for first 5000 on December 15 vs. Atlanta
  • Jerry “The King” Lawler crown for first 5000 on January 5 vs. Washington (Wrestling Night)
  • Grit Grind Forever headband for first 10,000 on January 19 vs. Sacramento (Z-bo’s new team)
  • Marc Gasol Billion Dollar Strut figure for first 5000 on January 26 vs. L.A. Clippers
  • 8-bit Mike Conley for first 5000 on March 2 vs. Denver (Video Game Night)

Great piece on Huffington Post about Memphis entrepreneur Darrell Cobbins.

The rescheduled Memphis-UCF game will be on ESPN2 6 PM Central time Saturday, September 30.

That’s the news for now! Back tomorrow with more.