Thursday update

Memphis 901 FC got an important win last night at AutoZone Park. The club defeated Indy Eleven, 1-0, to gain 3 points in league standings. Memphis is now tied with OKC Energy for fourth place in the Central Division (top 4 teams at the end of the season advance to the playoffs), pulling ahead of Indy Eleven and also Atlanta United 2.

A fire broke out in the kitchen of Automatic Slim’s last night. No one was injured.

The Grizzlies have announced an open practice Sunday, October 3 at 1:30 PM at FedExForum (doors open at 1), the DM reports. Details:

  • First 500 through the doors will receive an autographed photo of a Grizzlies player (which one you get will be a surprise)
  • Players will compete against each other for $15,000 for charity
  • MVP season ticket holders will be invited to a “State of the Grizzlies” speech by Josh Kleiman and Jason Wexler

The DM also reports that the Grizzlies are surveying their season ticket holders on attendance policies for this season. A source told the online newspaper that a policy requiring vaccination or a negative test is being considered. I would 100% support such a policy and would be considerably more likely to attend Grizzlies games this season with it in place.

A.D. Smith presents the red carpet premiere of Killer the Movie tonight at 7. Ten friends are quarantined together. One of them is a killer. Can they figure out who before it’s too late? Tickets are $25-45 and the show is intended for 13 and up.

The space that holds Felicia Suzanne Restaurant is now listed on the commercial market. Felicia has announced that her restaurant is moving but has not yet announced a location.

The 7-day average of new COVID cases continues to fall. It was down to 409 yesterday morning, which would work out to about 44 cases per 100K residents. There’s a COVID task force press conference at noon… wonder if anything will be announced? I’d like to see the mask mandate go away at the end of the month, but I trust health department director Dr. Taylor’s judgment.

From the Tampa Bay Times: If you want Mike Norvell out, remember, Florida State football could become another Tennessee. Meaning, stability in the head coaching role will keep FSU from becoming its conference’s punching bag the way the Tennessee Vols have become in the SEC.

That’s the news. Back tomorrow.