Wed update

The Liberty Bowl is hosting an AAC Championship Game watch party Saturday:

OK… I hate to be a Debbie Downer but here’s something that worries me a bit. UCF has a perfect record and is 14th in the playoff rankings. Memphis has only one loss, to UCF, and is 20th in the playoff rankings. UCF beat Memphis 40-13 during the regular season. Everyone is saying that the winner of the AAC Championship Game goes to the Peach Bowl, but actually, the highest-ranked Group of 5 team in the final CFP rankings goes. What if Memphis wins 42-41 Saturday? Are we SURE the committee would move Memphis above UCF? Or would they move Memphis up and move UCF down, but because of the more lopsided victory keep UCF above Memphis, sending UCF to the Peach Bowl?

Don’t feel like traveling out to Collierville to sample brews from Meddlesome, Memphis’ newest brewery? You can get their blonde ale Downtown.

Got info on two parties where the kids can meet Santa in Downtown Memphis. This Saturday, December 2, Trolley Stop Market will offer a Pizza Party with Santa. In addition to pizza, there will be cupcakes, cookies, and crafts. You can get your photo taken with Santa and there will be bingo at 7. Call 901-526-1361 to make reservations. Cost is $5 per child.

The following Saturday, December 9, there’s a breakfast with Santa at the Fire Museum. Kids can climb on the fire engines!

The Phantom of the Opera opens tonight at the Orpheum and will run through December 10.

The Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff Era for the Grizzlies begins on the road tonight in San Antonio. Here’s a preview.

Wiseacre will host a Tacky Sweater Party Friday, December 15 with The Mighty Souls Brass Band playing from 6:30 to 9. Beer discounts from 1 PM on for those dressed for the occasion, and the tackiest sweater will win an additional prize in the evening. There will be milk (stout) along with cookies from Kaleidoscope Kitchen in the tented outdoor pavilion, and the Gourmade food truck will be on site.

Interesting: The TSA confiscates 20 to 30 pounds of BBQ sauce at the Memphis airport per week. You can’t bring a bottle of sauce though a checkpoint if it is bigger than 3.4 ounces or 100 ml. What you can do is have it shipped or put the sauce bottle in checked baggage.

Time to keep an eye on the news this afternoon. Will a coach be fired? Will a celebrity or politician be accused of sexual assault? Will a member/former member of Trump’s team be indicted? These days you never know. Back tomorrow with more news.