Sunday update

HOW BOUT THEM HOGS!!! The 16th-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks beat 7 Texas A&M 20-10 yesterday in Arlington, Texas. We still have not seen what the ceiling of this Arkansas team is. Arkansas will have its hands full next Saturday, though, with an 11:00 road game at 2 Georgia.

It wasn’t such a great day for the Memphis Tigers. A last-second field goal by UTSA handed Memphis a 31-28 loss. At one point the Tigers were up by 17, but it looked like they took the game for granted and started making mistakes. The Tigers also have an 11:00 road game next Saturday, at Temple.

CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP! The 11th-ranked Florida Gators handed the Tennessee Lady Vols powder puff football program yet another loss, 38-14. Florida has now beaten Tennessee 16 times out of the past 17 and 24 of the past 29. The Vols also have an 11:00 road game next Saturday, at Missouri in what could be a matchup to determine who is the worst team in the SEC.

Not a Memphis or an SEC game, but it sure was nice to see unranked NC State beat 9 Clemson last night, 27-21. Must’ve been a sad day for the folks at the corner table at Max’s Sports Bar, between that loss and the Tennessee one. Wonder if they did a round of prune juice and Malort to drown their sorrows and stay regular.

Memphis 901 FC is in playoff position! A 1-1 draw against Louisville FC last night left Memphis in sole possession of 4th place in the USL’s Central Division standings with 32 points. Fifth-place OKC Energy FC is one point behind with 31.

Mario Monterosso plays Loflin Yard today at noon.

The Crowd Goes Wild Tour featuring The Risky Whiskey Boys comes to Slider Inn Downtown today at noon.

Chef Tam posted that Philly cheese steak spaghetti will make a return at her Underground Cafe out in The Edge this week. That sounds yummy!

Couple of closings to report:

  • Little Italy Downtown will be closed today
  • Bardog will close Monday-Thursday this week to complete some maintenance that didn’t get finished earlier this month

Youth Villages will have a job fair Tuesday. They’re looking to hire Behavioral Youth Counselors/Assistants and Night Monitors.

River Inn of Harbor Town seeks a Front Desk Agent.

6 to 8 gunshots were reported at Beale and Wagner at 1:27 this morning. Another set of about 20 shots were reported in that area a half hour later.

Here’s a link to James Aycock’s COVID Week-in-Review. This week it’s mostly good news. Case counts are down considerably. Hospitalizations, while still high, are down a good bit too. Deaths are up, but deaths are a lagging indicator so that was somewhat expected.

Not going out today, other than a snack run to DGX. I’m going to start getting back in the rhythm I was in most of June and July. I want to write two professional articles and also look into a career-building opportunity that crossed my path Friday. Monday tends to be a slow news day but if there’s anything to report, I’ll be back with a post.