Wednesday update

Grizzlies commentator Chris Vernon has a look at the Valentine’s Day cards that will be given away to the first 5000 fans tonight at the 7 PM game vs. the Portland Trail Blazers:

Catch a new episode of The Chris Vernon Show online every weekday from noon to 2. Verno discusses the Grizzlies, happenings in the NBA and around the sports world, and whatever else is on his mind.

In other Grizzlies news, Forbes has released its 2020 NBA team valuations. The Grizzlies came in at #30 at $1.3 billion, just behind the New Orleans Pelicans at $1.35 billion. League average is $2.123 billion, and the leading valuation is the team with the front office that gets everything wrong: The New York Knicks at $4.6 billion. Location, location, location.

One more Grizzlies link before we get on to today’s news. Statistical analysis website FiveThirtyEight crunched some numbers and determined that Ja Morant looks like the next great point guard.

Soccer supporters’ group Bluff City Mafia will have its first meeting of the season at the Brass Door tonight. Important note: Ignore the time in the tweet embedded below. Start time is 6:30.

Arcade restaurant is hosting a pre- and post-parade celebration the day of the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Beale Street, Saturday, March 14. They’ll have live music by Wyly Bigger, a dollar off Irish coffee drinks (made with Mad Priest Coffee), and they’ll also have green beer and Irish car bombs.

Two men with sledgehammers tried to break into Gus’s early Monday morning, triggering the burglar alarm. Both suspects were apprehended by police nearby.

Memphis Made Brewing Co. will host Half Pints for Half Pints, a unique fundraiser for Peabody Elementary School, Saturday, February 29.

Tickets are $50 individual/$85 couple and can be purchased at There will be food from Aldo’s Pizza Pies, Central BBQ, Celtic Crossing, Hattie B’s Chicken, Mulan Asian Bistro, Sunrise Memphis, and Sweet Grass. Goner Records will supply the music. There will be a silent auction, and of course there will be Memphis Made beer.

Attn: single ladies:

Bartender Andrew Robertson, who mixes at the highly respected Amor y Amargo Bitters Tasting Room in New York City, will be in three bars in Memphis this weekend to serve up some of his house cocktails:

  • Bar 409 inside Puck Food Hall, Friday, February 14, 5-7 PM
  • Pontotoc Lounge, Friday, February 14, 10 PM
  • Silly Goose, Sunday, February 16, 4 PM

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