St. Patrick’s Day update

Goooooooo Tigers! 9 Florida Atlantic vs. 8 Memphis, NCAA tournament first round, 8:20 PM, TNT.

Over in NBA-land, the Grizzlies make a stop in San Antonio to play the Spurs tonight at 7. TV: Bally Sports South. This is the first leg of a back-to-back; the Grizz return home Saturday to host Golden State.

Someone explain this to me: The 2022-23 Grizzlies promotional schedule lists Saturday as “Game Day presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners.” What does that mean? Do fans get anything? Or does it simply mean a sponsor spent a bit extra to get pimped out on the schedule?

Patti LaBelle plays the Orpheum Saturday night. Tickets are $54.50-$147.

Michael Grandinetti will bring magic to the Halloran Centre Thursday night. Tickets are $37.50.

And over at the Cannon Center, Jeffrey Osborne brings his Can You Woo Woo Woo Tour Saturday night.

Memphis LGBTQ+ organizations held a rally Downtown Thursday to protest incredibly stupid and homophobic legislation recently passed in Tennessee.

Lanes of I-40 will be closed at I-240 Midtown Sunday for a bridge inspection.

Yesterday SEEMED like a horrible day for my NCAA bracket. I got Virginia, Arizona, Utah State, Iowa, and Texas A&M wrong. But the damage is not that bad because

  1. I didn’t have any of those teams going beyond the Sweet Sixteen, and I only had Virginia and Arizona making it that far
  2. Everyone else in my bracket league had similar problems, so despite being in a multi-way tie for 14th place, I’m only 2 points out of first

Butt Slut #2 is in a three-way tie for first. I guess I should be happy for her, but she’s kinda on my shit list right now. When I sat at her bar Sunday, she practically printed me a handbook of rules and regulations I’m expected to follow, including

  • No burping
  • No coughing (despite being a nonsmoker in a bar that allows smoking)
  • No yawning
  • No burying my head in my phone

If she doesn’t cool it, I may have to add another rule to my handbook: No tipping.

Upsets I picked for today:

  • East: 11 Providence over 6 Kentucky
  • Midwest: 12 Drake over 5 Miami
  • Midwest: 13 Kent State over 4 Indiana

That’s it. Time to get out there and watch some basketball. Back tomorrow.