The Memphis Tigers play on! Penny’s team defeated San Diego 74-60 last night at FedExForum. The next matchup is against 2-seed Creighton. Because Creighton is the higher seed (Memphis is a 3), it will host the second-round game.
HotNewHipHop.com is reporting that the Foamposite sneakers Nike made for Penny Hardaway will be re-released Friday on Nike’s SNKRS app. The sneakers will cost $230 and will most likely be a limited run.
$2 frozen pops all day Saturday:
— Jeff Hulett (@jeffhulettstory) March 19, 2019
If you want to see some great photos of Hotel Indigo, the new boutique hotel at the site of the former Econo Lodge at B.B. King and Court, check out this visitor’s blog post. Actually, the entire post is a great guide to cool things to do in our city. She explored all over Memphis. There are some good photos of dinner at Downtown restaurant The Gray Canary as well.
Membership forms are now available for the May 1 opening of Lucky’s Social Club, the new members-only dog park and bar on South Main. Join by April 17 and your pups will be Founders members. Tours of the site are available if you have yet to make up your mind about joining. You can contact them on Facebook to arrange a tour.
Johnny Manziel’s introductory press conference:
“I’m very excited to be here.”
Watch Johnny Manziel’s introductory press conference.
— Memphis Express (@aafexpress) March 19, 2019
Good Twitter account I found yesterday: @dumbdrunkpeople. The handle is pretty much self-explanatory.
The New Wing Order food truck will be at Cordelia’s Market from 5 to 8 this evening.
Downtown’s new co-working space, The Launch Pad at 175 Toyota Plaza, is having a grand opening tomorrow night, Thursday, March 21 from 5:30 to 9.
The Grizzlies tip off against Houston in their attempt to CONVEY THAT PICK tonight at FedExForum at 7. Both tonight and Saturday are Grind City Wrestling Nights. On Saturday, there’s a promotional giveaway:
Want to be a tag team champ? Be one of the first 5,000 fans in attendance at Saturday’s game and get this Grizzlies World Championship belt!
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) March 19, 2019
The Orpheum will host brunch on stage Saturday, April 27. There will be delicious food, a backstage tour, and Bloody Marys and mimosas. $75 per person, $50 for season ticket holders. $550 for a table of 8.
Guitarist Wayde Peck will perform solo at Regina’s Cajun Kitchen tomorrow from 7 to 9 PM.
Pre-game details have been announced for The Battle of the Birds, the St. Louis Cardinals vs Memphis Redbirds exhibition game to be held at AutoZone Park next Monday. Gates will open at 4:00. The Redbirds will take batting practice 4:15-5:15, then it will be the Cardinals’ turn 5:15-6:00. Pre-game ceremonies will start at 6:35, followed by the first pitch at 7.
WWE Smackdown Live is returning to FedExForum on July 30. The blue brand’s live Tuesday broadcast will come from Memphis that night. Advertised stars include Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, The New Day and Shinsuke Nakamura. The card is subject to change, and remember, there’s usually a Superstar Shake-Up right after Wrestlemania, so some of the names listed could move to the Raw brand.
Then again, the announced stars, in particular what stars were NOT announced, could be an indicator of who might be traded to Raw. The biggest names not listed currently on the blue brand are Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, and Jeff Hardy.
Two Girls and a Whip at Front and Huling has a peanut butter banana cupcake among this week’s offerings. Yum!
That’s it for now. Back tomorrow.