Saturday update

I’m having a Mexican Coke at Memphis Chess Club as I type this. Outside, the Great American River Run is about to start.

Tom Lee Park reopens this weekend. Sunday the park will host a pickleball tournament with cash prizes.

Today is National Wine Day.

In sports news, it looks like an agreement between the NCAA and conferences will allow ACC, SEC, Big Ten, and Big 12 schools to start paying athletes directly. Memphis isn’t in any of those conferences and is therefore looking at the very real possibility of permanent second-tier status.

Prediction: Arkansas wins a national football title by 2034.

Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire play FedExForum Wednesday.

Former Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons thinks Memphis sucks. The feeling is mutual, Chandler.

Shrek the Musical comes to the Orpheum next weekend.

A short post is better than no post, I suppose. About to run an errand then hit the Farmers Market. Back in 72 hours or less with more news.

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