Monday update

For the first time since signage appeared, I saw someone inside the Fat Tuesday location coming to 8 S. Main. The daiquiri bar was supposed to open this summer, but I peeked inside and it looks nowhere near ready. Lots of exposed beams and construction materials inside.

The DM has an article about yesterday’s reggae show at Carolina Watershed. The venue features stuffed turkey legs from Red Bones. Watershed’s manager said he hopes to add more events with “soul” to the weekly lineup.

River Time Market & Deli is closed today due to an illness.

Police say an attempted carjacking preceded the shooting near the Hyatt Centric early Sunday morning.

Today is a holiday rarely celebrated in Memphis, Motorist Consideration Day.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Bobby Durango Saturday, September 3 at 4 PM at the Peabody. 2022 is the 10th anniversary of his passing. Bobby was a member of ’80s band the Rock City Angels. Later in life, he was a beloved server at Sleep Out Louie’s. The celebration is being organized by Bobby’s mother.

The Craft Axe Throwing in The Edge District will have Glow Throw all weekend long for Labor Day weekend.

Let’s have a look at college football games coming up this week that are of interest to local Memphians:

Thursday, September 1:

  • Ball State at Tennessee, 6 PM, SEC Network

Saturday, September 3:

  • 11 Oregon at 3 Georgia, 2:30 PM, ABC
  • 23 Cincinnati at 19 Arkansas, 2:30 PM, ESPN
  • Troy at 21 Ole Miss, 3:00 PM, SEC Network
  • 7 Utah at Florida, 6:00 PM, ESPN
  • 5 Notre Dame at 2 Ohio State, 6:30 PM, ABC
  • Memphis at Mississippi State. 6:30 PM, ESPNU

Sunday, September 4:

  • Florida State at LSU, 6:30 PM, ABC

Labor Day:

  • 4 Clemson at Georgia Tech, 7:00 PM, ESPN

One interesting note: There are no NFL games until September 8, so you can watch college football Week 1 in peace at the bars without anyone trying to change the channel to the NFL.

Ball State strikes me as exactly the kind of team that could hand Tennessee a Week 1 loss. Then the conversation in Knoxville will turn to “NEEEXXXT YEEEAAARRR”

That Cincinnati-Arkansas game is going to be a battle. If Cincy loses, any hope of making the College Playoff would be dashed. Arkansas could lose and still have a chance at the CFP – but they’d have to win every game after that, including Texas A&M, Alabama, and tfhe SEC Championship game. That would be a longshot indeed.

Not thrilled that the Oregon-Georgia game is at the same time as the Hogs. That’s gonna make it a bit hard to get Arkansas on at my usual Saturday bar. The Arkansas game will be competing with not only another Top 25 vs. Top 25 game but also that stupid horse racing channel for a spot on one of the TVs.

ESPN FPI only gives Memphis a 22.7% chance of beating Mississippi State. Wow, I thought it’d be considerably higher. Memphis needs to look at every game as an audition for conference realignment.

That’s it for now. I’ll be out at Jeannette’s happy hour at the Blind Bear later today. Back tomorrow with more news.