Saturday update

The Memphis Tigers kick off the regular season tonight at 7 with a game against Southern Miss at FedExForum. The next game, however, is one of particular interest: On Tuesday, November 17, the Tigers are part of ESPN’s 24 hours of college basketball, playing Oklahoma on ESPN at 4 PM that afternoon. I’ll be off work, anyone want to go to this? Hit me up on text or Facebook. I haven’t been to a Tigers game in a while.

Need to go to Arkansas this weekend? Take I-40. One lane of the I-55 bridge will be closed.

Today at 5, Santa arrives at Bass Pro at the Pyramid for their Magical Tree Lighting and Santa’s Wonderland Unveiling. November 14, Bass Pro? Isn’t this a little bit early? I guess studies by the marketing department showed that this is the optimal weekend for Santa. In any case, they’re giving away $25 gift cards every half hour, so you might win some money to spend on a camo jacket or fishing rod.

This is so stupid: Tennessee attorneys are suing DraftKings and FanDuel for illegal gambling. This comes days after the New York Attorney General issued an opinion that the two one-day fantasy football leagues are games of chance rather than games of skill. I mean, seriously… just let people do what they want. As someone who hasn’t been able to play online poker for money for nearly five years, I support keeping the fantasy football leagues legal… and online poker, too.

A weekend of science continues at the Orpheum tonight with Jamie and Adam Unleashed: It’s Myth Busters, Jamie’s Farewell Tour. Audience members will join the hosts of the show on stage to aid the hosts in their not-always-orthodox approach to science.

My BBQ team the Moody Ques is seeking an at-large board member. This is a new position created to get new blood in the team leadership every year. The selected member would be intimately involved in the planning for BBQ Fest as well as for regional events and practice cooks. If interested email

Eric Crays and Friends play the Center for Southern Folklore tonight at 8.

I love living in Number 10 Main. This week I ran into my landlord Henry at Bardog, and he told me that we’re getting rooftop upgrades: A fire pit, an outdoor TV, and two new grills. That fire pit will be nice and will be a hub around which neighbors can socialize and get to know one another. Henry also told me we’re having Amy LaVere for our Christmas party. If you’re looking for a place to live Downtown, check out Number 10 for sure.

#21 Memphis vs. #24 Houston is on ESPN2 at 6 PM tonight. Winner of this game is likely headed to the Peach Bowl.

High Cotton brewery is having a Sunday Fun Day Art Show tomorrow beginning at 1 PM. It will be curated by Dorothy Art. There will be $3.50 pint specials and the Gourmade food truck will be on site.

Memphis and Atlanta models will walk the catwalk for the Certified Curves Mission: Born Thik Fashion Show tomorrow at Hard Rock Cafe at 1 PM.

In case you haven’t been following the news the past 24 hours, go check CNN. Shootings and bombings at six locations in Paris including the national soccer stadium. Gunmen fired into a concert hall for 10 to 15 minutes. 128 total dead and another 183 injured. ISIS is claiming responsibility. France supported the US in the aftermath of 9/11 and it is time for us to return the favor.

That’s the news for this Saturday. Time for me to hit Publish and get out and about. The farmers market is my first stop today, followed by brunch with Bloom at Bardog. With Memphis-Houston and Arkansas-LSU to watch in the evening, I don’t anticipate taking a “halftime” break today.