Eclipse Day update

I feel like there should be a Pink Floyd soundtrack to today’s post.

BUT… Eclipse Day is not the only holiday we celebrate today… it’s also Dog Farting Awareness Day. Put a couple of hard-boiled eggs in your dog’s bowl and you’ll be plenty aware.

I’m seeing rumors all over the Internet that John Calipari to Arkansas is basically a done deal. Bleacher Report says Cal and the Hogs are close to finalizing a five-year deal. Wow I have mixed feelings about this. Calipari is the very essence of the word “slimy,” but Arkansas hasn’t been highly relevant basketball-wise since the Nolan Richardson days.

If Frank Broyles were alive and still Arkansas AD, would Cal have a job offer? Methinks no. But it’s a different world out there now that we have NIL and Cal knows how to navigate it.

Something called The Thorn is coming to the Cannon Center Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s said to be a cross between the passion of Jesus and a cirque performance.

Bardog specials for today:

  • Blackened mahi mahi salad with red onion, tomato, blueberries, carrots, Gorgonzola, balsamic reduction – 19
  • Country fried chicken with mashed potatoes, brown gravy, and asparagus – 18
  • Soup: Italian sausage and veggie
  • Dog: Bacon-wrapped with BBQ and coleslaw
  • Mussels: White wine, garlic butter, tomatoes
  • Banana cake
  • Bourbon pecan pie

The Memphis Redbirds will be in town this week for a 6-game homestand vs. the Nashville Sounds.

  • Tuesday: 6:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:05 PM
  • Thursday: 6:45 PM. It’ll be Throwback Thursday, sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, with the team in throwback Memphis Chicks uniforms and $2 beers.
  • Friday: 7:05 PM. No special promotion on a FRIDAY??? Redbirds marketing team, you’re slacking!
  • Saturday: 3:05 PM. It’ll be Star Wars Day with your favorite character roaming the concourse and the Redbirds in Star Wars-themed jerseys. The first 1500 fans get a 2003 Grizzlies replica jersey. It’ll also be Bark in the Park, with a specialty ticket that’ll admit you and your dog to the game.
  • Sunday: 1:05 PM. Kids receive a Prairie Farms ice cream treat upon entering. After the game, they can run the bases.

Almost Elton John will perform on the Hyatt Centric rooftop Saturday.

There’s a free beginner salsa class Saturday evening at Fourth Bluff.

Bass Pro will have a hiring event for a number of positions Thursday.

Rock ’n Dough Pizza at 704 Madison in The Edge will have its grand opening celebration Saturday. From 5 to 10: $2 off draft beers, $1 off wine and well drinks, DJ Alpha Whiskey, DJ Capital A, and duckpin bowling. Can’t wait until Saturday? They’re officially open as of today.

Time to put on my eclipse glasses and look up. Back tomorrow.

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