In the past, I have had nothing against Auburn, but I will not be cheering for its men’s basketball program any time in the near future. Today Auburn announced the hiring of Bruce Pearl as men’s basketball coach. Pearl has been out of the coaching scene for almost three years, serving out a show-cause penalty for lying to the NCAA and just generally being a douchebag. He’ll be able to particpate in recruit evaluations in July, but won’t be able to talk to recruits until the penalty is up in August. Then it will be time to fire up the BBQ grill…
The AP Stylebook thinks a handbill is a “flier,” not a “flyer.” That’s just about the stupidest thing ever. I don’t follow the AP Stylebook on this blog and “flier” is the kind of thing that illustrates why.
If you’ve ever thought about volunteering for Memphis in May, there’s an volunteer expo at the Botanic Garden tomorrow.
Volunteering for MiM is a great way to meet people and get involved in a month-long event that draws tens of thousands to Memphis.
Holly has a good post about the duffin at Bluff City Coffee. If you like donuts and muffins, it’s the best of both.
Entrepreneurship organization Start Co. is moving back Downtown. They’ll occupy office space at 88 Union, next door to Sleep Out L… er, Mesquite Chop House.
I wonder if the Mesquite team will wear “We are not Sleep Out Louie’s” T-shirts to Wine Race again this year?
The Daily News blog reports that Local Gastropub owner Jeff Johnson is launching a food truck. It will be called Parish Grocery and will offer Cajun and Creole cuisine. Its first appearance will be at the Overton Park crawfish festival next month.
Speaking of Local, they’re doing crawfish boils again every Monday night. Three of my friends went last night, and from the pics I saw it looks like they had a good time. According to Local’s Facebook page, the crawfish are $8.99 a pound. Along with the crawfish on Mondays, they have $15 domestic buckets and $25 96 oz. Table Taps.
Tip-off time for the Tigers game vs. George Washington is Friday at 5:55. The game will be on TBS.
Sports network CSS is going to be shut down. Good riddance. Worst sports network on cable.
The MBJ reports that the owner of the Crazy Beautiful pop-up store on South Main may make her store permanent, in a new concept called Stock&Belle.
That’ll do it for now. After taking Sunday off I will be back at the Blind Bear for their poker game at 8 (free to play, $50 gift card to the winner).