Thursday update

I hope you like Twitter embeds because there are going to be plenty of them today.

Street closing news for College GameDay:

Or if you prefer maps:

Beale Street merchant specials Saturday for ESPN College GameDay:

Ribs at 7 AM! Also those $3.75 domestic drafts at the King’s Palace Tap Room sound like Plan A for Saturday morning. Plan B to follow soon though…

FedExForum news for College GameDay: The Gossett Motors Garage will be open with $10 parking (cash only) from 5 AM to 3 PM. The FedEcForum lobby will be open with alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks as well as breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30 AM. Come get drunk at the Forum before the sun comes up! Nothing like listening to the rooster crow while drinking a $9 Bud Light.

Ticket demand for the Memphis-SMU game is so heavy that they’re going to have to remove the end zone tarps at the Liberty Bowl.

Bardog posted that they are opening at 8 AM Saturday to accommodate GameDay fans. They’ll have breakfast food, good company, and of course all the breakfast shots waiting for you. Suddenly the probability that I’ll make it to Beale Street has dropped to around 50%, especially since I hate crowds and the CA is predicting Memphis in May-sized crowds on Beale Saturday.

In non-football news, if hockey is your sport, here’s where you need to go Downtown:

Plenty of TVs above the bar to show whatever game you want to see. May I recommend the Yonge Street Burger?

Job news: Cafe Keough at 12 S. Main is hiring servers and kitchen staff.

Attention Nappin’ Ass Nate: Loflin Yard will have $2 White Claw for its Halloween party tonight. Other specials include $2 Fireball and $2 Bud Light.

New Ballet’s Nut Remix will have performances at the Cannon Center the weekend of November 15-17. 90% of the performers of the modern take of The Nutcracker are students.

There definitely won’t be a post Saturday since so many good places are opening early. Back tomorrow with more news.