Wed update: Huey’s pint night, ice cream festival Saturday, watch party at SOB, “Hey St. Jude” on Mashable, Tigers TV schedule, gambling rant, and UT students keep it classy

I’ve got some beer news to lead off this Wednesday post. Downtown Huey’s is starting a Wednesday pint night, beginning tonight. All their draft pints will be $3 from 4 to 10 PM.

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? The Big Scoop Ice Cream Festival is this Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Your ticket ($7 advance, $10 at the door) will entitle you to try a variety of ice cream flavors, frozen treats, and snacks. There will be live entertainment and kids’ activities. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.

South of Beale will be on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives next Monday, October 1, and they’re having a watch party. Guy Fieri was at the gastropub three days in May filming for the show. Happy hour prices will be extended to the show’s end at 10 PM, with $3 drafts, $4 wells, and $4 happy hour wine. Starting at 8:30 they’ll have pass-around hors d’oeuvres, including some that were on the show. Free food? Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up. They’ll also have a special caramel popcorn specialty cocktail to complement their homemade popcorn.

Every morning I check the social media site Mashable to keep up with the latest news. Today I got on there, and said to myself, Hey, there’s St. Jude! The “Hey, St. Jude” remake of the Beatles classic has gone viral to the point that the big news sites are picking it up.

The national TV schedule for Tigers men’s basketball has been released. Among the games are the November 22-24 tournament, Ohio, Louisville, Tennessee, Harvard, and some C-USA games.

Okay. time for a mini-rant. According to this TIME Magazine article, the botched call at the end of the Packers-Seahawks game may have caused $250 million in gambling money to change hands. They say that the NFL, whether it wants to admit it or not, is driven by legal sports betting. From what I’ve observed this seems to be true. I’ve been in sports bars with people who have a total in the 4 digits bet on all the NFL games happening that day. I know of fantasy football leagues where the payout at the end is in the 4 digits.

Yet I can’t go to an online poker site, deposit $200 which is a fraction of one percent of my yearly income, and play tournaments where I never have more than $10 of that $200 at risk at any one time. Because, according to Congress, that could lead to me developing a serious gambling addiction which is a threat to the American family as we know it. It’s all so ridiculous.

You’ve probably heard this by now, but just in case: A University of Tennessee student was hospitalized after he and his frat brothers gave each other alcoholic enemas. They hooked up rubber tubing to stick in each other’s behinds (yeah nothing gay about that at all) and the hospitalized student had a BAC above .40, considered lethally toxic. Way to keep it classy, UT.

I’ll be at Blind Bear at 8 for a special “Jamie trivia” night in celebration of his birthday. Happy birthday Jamie!