Selection Sunday update

It’s college football bowl selection Sunday, and there are several questions to be answered!

Where will Memphis (6-6) go? The Bleacher Report article I just read projects the Tigers are headed to Shreveport to play UConn in the Independence Bowl two days before Christmas.

Who will play in the Liberty Bowl on Wednesday, December 28? Bleacher Report has an awesome projection: Arkansas vs. Kansas. No team’s fans travel better than the Hogs. Memphis is gonna be awesome the last week of December if that projection holds.

Will TCU get into the CFP? They were ranked #3 last week but lost the Big 12 title game to Kansas State. BUT: The score was close (31-28) and TCU’s only loss was to a top-10 team. If the committee slots two-loss Bama at #4 ahead of TCU, it’ll look like the good ol’ boy system is fully in play. Plus you’d have two same-conference matchups in the semis. I’d like to see the Horned Frogs remain at 3, giving us Georgia-Ohio State and Michigan-TCU.

The Grizzlies are on the road today at 5 vs. the Detroit Pistons. TV will be Bally Sports Southeast.

Ja Morant has been fined $35,000 for confronting a game official and for failing to leave the court in a timely manner after being ejected Friday.

The basketball Memphis Tigers put away Ole Miss 68-57 in a game that was never close. The Tigers improve to 6-2 and are looking like a 6-7 seed NCAA tournament team. Next up: They host Little Rock on Tuesday.

It is with great sadness that I report that Blue’s Clues and YOU! Live at the Orpheum, scheduled for Tuesday, has been canceled.

There’s a performance of Clara & The Nutcracker this afternoon at the Cannon Center.

The St. Jude Marathon and related races raised more than $12 million for the kids yesterday.

The 2022 Memphis Holiday Parade is set for Beale Street at 3 Saturday.

There’s a regional futsal showcase at the Renasant Convention Center this coming weekend. What is futsal? It’s like soccer, but on a smaller pitch and generally played indoors. Put it this way… if soccer was a goose, futsal would be a duck. If soccer was a rat, futsal would be a mouse. If soccer was a kangaroo, futsal would be a wallaby.

A bunch of third-shifters who work for a large industrial company have been talking to the Bardog staff about opening early Saturday for their Christmas party. So don’t be surprised if you get there at 11 Saturday morning and find the place already packed. They are SUPER nice people; it’s just that there are a lot of them.

So I’ll probably miss 2 Saturdays at Bardog in a row (I missed yesterday due to runners crowding the place). Hmmm… should I use today as a make-up Bardog day? Maybe I’ll text Dani and see if she’s working the upstairs or downstairs bar today. Of course, going to see Dani means I’ll also see Butt Slut #1. Dani is seen without Butt Slut #1 about as often as Corey Haim was seen in ’80s movies without Corey Feldman.

Back tomorrow or whenever there’s more Downtown news to report.