Six free PBRs and Thursday news

Well, I got a nice surprise yesterday. About 9:30 I was at the Blind Bear. It was their trivia night but I wasn’t playing; I just happen to be in the Blind Bear a lot that time of night. I was at the end of the bar talking to a few friends, when Charles announced the winner of Best Team Name for this week. It was a table of six, and the prize was a free PBR for each player. I guess none of them like PBR, because they sent all six to me! Thank you! Drinking another six PBRs at that hour would not have been good for my performance at work today, so I worked out a rain check with Colin for most of them.

If you want to watch the Tigers football game at your favorite bar Saturday, better figure out if that bar carries ESPNNews as part of its satellite/cable package. The game will be on that channel at 11 AM. The Tigers travel to SMU hoping to get back on the winning track after a bye week preceded by a loss to the Houston Cougars.

A partial solar eclipse will be visible in the Mid-South today, if clouds don’t cover it up. The blog has details. It will begin at 4:52 this afternoon, hitting its maximum at 5:53, continuing until sunset at 6:14.

Grizzlies official watch parties for select away games have been planned for the 2014-15 season. Here’s the list. One of those parties will be in the Downtown area: December 3, at the Rendezvous, to watch the Grizzlies play the Houston Rockets. The Grizz GIrls and Claw Crew will be at these parties and there will be giveaways. I won a Grizzlies headband playing trivia at one of these last year.

Tony Allen was voted toughest player in the NBA in a recent survey of team general managers. Marc Gasol received 25% of the vote for best center, second only to Dwight Howard.

Comedian Brian Regan plays the Orpheum tonight.

From the Memphis Flyer: The Green Machine mobile grocery store is looking for a permanent home Downtown. The store specializes in fresh fruits and vegetables, and its owners are hoping to fill the void left when the Easy Way at North Main and Jefferson closed. They are looking at the viability of going into the Easy Way space itself (which would be convenient because the equipment is still there), and also of locations in the Vance Avenue and South Main neighborhoods. Here’s a link to the project on ioby.

My favorite blogger/MILF asked me to mention the new bike lanes on Danny Thomas Boulevard. I haven’t seen them yet because I rarely take that street to or from work, but she commented “people are morons and are still driving in them.”

That’s all for now. I’ll be out at the usual places after work. I guess I will have to go to the Blind Bear at some point and finish those PBRs.