Thursday update

Memphis Madness is coming back. The open practice and celebration of the Memphis Tigers basketball team will happen October 4 at FedExForum. Ticket prices (that’s right, they’re actually charging this year) will be $10 plaza and club, $5 terrace. The event is important not only to fire up the Tiger fan base, but to impress class of 2019 and 2020 recruits who will be visiting. The event was discontinued when Tubby Smith was head coach. Great move by Coach Penny to bring it back.

Interested in being part of the Bluff City Mafia, the loud and strong supporters of the new Memphis USL soccer team? Check out this interview. Until now, I have never been a huge soccer fan, but I have to admit I kind of want to be part of the Bluff City Mafia.

Downtown Memphis Commission is calling for proposals for art installations for The Artery, an alley in the Downtown core. The Artery starts at Second north of Madison, bends onto Maggie H. Isabel St./Rendezvous Alley for 2 blocks, then turns back toward Main at Gen. Washburn’s Escape Alley.

The National Civil Rights Museum has announced its 2018 Freedom Award recipients, and what a list it is. Former vice-president Joe Biden, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Pitt Hyde will receive the award Wednesday, October 17 at the Orpheum. Please run for president in 2020, Uncle Joe!

Our team name of “Stormy Scandals” wasn’t a winner, but we snuck into a first-place victory at trivia at Blind Bear by 2 points last night.

Thanks to my teammates on a great collaboration: award-winning bartender Cady, French teacher Mr. Davenport, and Moody Ques deputy director of public relations Perjorie T. Roll.

Brad Jones has been named the second coach of the Grizzlies’ developmental league team the Memphis Hustle. Jones has previously been both head coach and GM of G-League teams.

A new festival is coming to Fourth Bluff October 13.

Check out to learn more.

Cornhole tournaments at Loflin Yard start today.

Ballet Memphis will host a free beginner Pilates class at Wiseacre’s outdoor pavilion next Wednesday at 7 PM.

New York State has issued a subpoena to Michael Cohen in the state’s ongoing investigation of the Trump crime family. You know, I have Republican friends who claim that despite all the bad news for Trump this week, he’s still going to get 8 years. I disagree. I think his prison sentence will be way longer than 8 years.

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.