Thursday update

I’d like to start off this blog with a BEAUTIFUL photo!

What’s that, you ask?

It’s the latest addition to Local on Main – a FOOTRAIL at the bar!

What a game-changer that rail is. I didn’t want to say anything, because I really like the owners – but up until yesterday, Local had the most uncomfortable bar seating Downtown. The footrail changed all that. It’s so much easier to climb into a bar seat with my bad legs. Once seated, my feet on the rail stabilize me, preventing that feeling that the chair is constantly trying to push me out of it. So much better!

Local is not the only place stepping up its bar seating game. Blind Bear is starting to get back the bar chairs they sent off for repair. There are a few more captain’s chairs at the bar now.

Bardog? Your turn to step up your bar seating game. Let me remind you of a couple of things, as seen from a regular customer’s perspective:

  • Captain’s chairs > bucket chairs
  • Chairs with a square footrest built in > chairs with a round footrest built in

ESPN reported yesterday that Ja Morant, now done with his counseling in Florida, met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Silver suspended Ja for 8 games for conduct casting the league in a bad light. However, Ja has already sat out 5 games, and those count toward the 8. Ja could be back with the team (though not necessarily starting) as early as Monday vs. Dallas.

Ja sat down with ESPN and expressed remorse for his actions.

Bardog will have the following St. Pat’s specials Friday;

  • $7 Jameson, IPA, Jameson Orange, Irish car bombs, green tea, breakfast shots
  • $4 green beer
  • $6 Guinness

Brass Door will have the following happening Friday for St. Pat’s:

  • Alice Hansen traditional Irish fiddle at 3:00 and 4:15
  • Blessing of the Kegs by Rev. Scott Walters at 4:00
  • Blackwater Trio & Alice Hansen at 5:45
  • Corned beef & cabbage, fish & chips, Reuben sandwiches and egg rolls
  • $10 cover after 2:30

College basketball reporter Andy Katz identified Memphis as a dark horse in the NCAA tournament.

Former Tiger Joey Dorsey is back with U of M basketball, coaching the forwards and centers.

Mighty Lights will glow green, white, and orange today and tomorrow every half hour in the evening to celebrate the holiday.

The company that runs Bally Sports regional networks is filing for bankruptcy. Hmmm I wonder what this will mean for Grizzlies games?

So ready for March Madness! Back tomorrow.