Sunday update

Game time for the American Athletic Conference football championship has been set. Memphis and UCF will kick off at 2:30 PM next Saturday, December 1, on ABC.

Now, the question is, where will Memphis go bowling this year? Once again, the American does not have first-place goes here, second-place goes here kind of agreements with bowls, leaving them free to pick the matchups fans are interested in seeing. Memphis vs. Tennessee sounded like a perfect fit for the Birmingham Bowl, a money and TV ratings draw. But, the Vols being the Vols, they had to go and screw it up and lose their last 2 regular season games to Mizzou and their “little brother” Vanderbilt, rendering them bowl-ineligible. Probably for the best as no bowl host city would want Tennessee’s fans to come to town anyway. If you want a bunch of idiots running around in orange, just go unlock the door to the local prison… you’ll get finer, more upstanding folks out on the streets that way.

You know a rivalry game I would love to see? Missouri vs. Washington in The Battle of the ‘Zus. Rather than a trophy, the loser of the game cannot be referred to as Mizzou/Wazzu for the following year.

Well, butter my biscuits! Max’s Sports Bar has added a small brunch menu 11-2 on the weekends. The options are biscuits and gravy, and a biscuit sandwich with egg, one meat, and one cheese from their sandwich menu. Thanks to @Otto42 for tweeting the menu.

Max’s also has eggnog slushies in the frozen drink machine to satisfy all yout holiday alcohol needs.

Here’s a list of road closures for the St. Jude Marathon this coming Saturday. To sum it up: Don’t try to drive anywhere Downtown between 7 AM and noon that day unless it’s absolutely unavoidable.

I’m not a coffee drinker and I gave up Fireball earlier this year, but still, this brunch cocktail at Sunrise looks pretty good.

Streetdog Foundation is having a Sippin’ with Santa Paws party on December 8 at Carolina Watershed. You can get you and your dog’s picture taken with Santa Paws, Josh and Jeremy of Star & Micey will perform, and there will be a special release of Pawliday Plaid beer by Memphis Made.

Yesterday I found myself seated around the corner from the assistant director of the Munford High School marching band, and he told me they are marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade this year. Congratulations to them!

Lots of Downtown dining spots made it onto the MBJ’s list of Memphis’ priciest upscale restaurants.

The public is invited to the free 32nd annual Christmas concert at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 648 Poplar, next Sunday, December 2 from 4 to 6 PM.

Several good Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials are going on this weekend. The Redbirds are offering $1 Bluff tickets to Opening Day through the end of the day Monday.

Hulu has a deal going on this weekend where you can get a full year of Hulu for 99 cents a month.

The Grizzlies have a deal going on today for 30% off all orders with promo code SLAMDUNK.

The Daily Memphian sat down with the folks at Wiseacre to discuss their plans to add jobs and distribution with a Downtown brewery.

The Grizzlies host the New York Knicks tonight at FedExForum at 5.  Still hearing that Joakim Noah will join the Grizzlies on a veteran’s minimum deal this week.

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