The Grizzlies pay the Tigers to play at the FEF, a super sweet deal for the UofM. Dates are not a problem. They find plenty of dates to play some of these schools you've never heard of. As for Louisville, they won't play us here anymore. Tigers have tried. They did get a neutral site game vs Louisville next season. Look for coach Smith to make sure the out of conference home schedule is beefed up next season. He pretty much inherited this year's lame one.
I agree. Tigers should play Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisville for sure in home and home series. But that agreement with the Grizzlies hinder them because they need enough home games to get the money.
Is it ok if we admit a little sheepishly that we're thankful for you too, Frank?
Here's a toast to all them what went before us... salud!
Dear 2016, can we get a do over in games against Ole Miss, Navy, Tulsa and USF for the Tigers.
"It ain't over till it's over" --- Yogi Berra
I was thinking Michael or LeBron. hmmmm
Oh come on. That's an unfair comparison. More like a UFC fighter using illegal gloves with brass knuckles in them! :)
Agree on the 10 game idea, but only if it came with playoff expansion.
I could even go with a 16 team playoff that invites all 10 conference champions plus 6 at larges, though I think 8 is the right number. This year, you'd have the 5 major conference champions. Plus a team like Houston would stand a good shot to get in. Then you'd have two more spots for teams like the Ohio State-Michigan loser or maybe a Louisville that finishes 11-1 with their only loss that thriller at Clemson.
I think we're more likely to see more games than fewer games. College football is all about the money.
They play the anthem at middle school football games. Middle school football is all about training up kids for high school football which is all about next year's recruiting class for college football, which is all about the money.
would this article be considered a poke?
Over 9,000 in attendance last night. The game presentation by the Redbirds was outstanding, especially the postgame fireworks. A good night was had by all. It's quite apparent the answer to the question in the article is a resounding 'Thank You' from the Memphis baseball community. Well done Redbirds and Memphis!
The weather is cooperating. Looks like it's going to be a good night. There's been a huge presale for this game and great promotions on top of that (many involving food [$1 hot dogs] and beer). Frank, while you continue to gush about Nashville, the attendance in the 2nd year of their new ballpark fell off 900 a game and is not even close to what AutoZone Park did when it was new.
As for us it's apparent the baseball and corporate community will be saying 'Thank You' tomorrow night.
Mr. Snottingham, I'm sure the Cooer-Young Festival ans the countless other midtown and downtown focused events inconvenience many people. Not to mention the Liberty Bowl Classic. All Memphians can take one for the greater good of the team.
Do your thing, but I really resent being woken at 5 am this morning by the Tom Joyner show. That is a little early to start blaring music through loudspeakers. We have noise ordinances for a reason. Please abide by them.
I'm glad the attendance was up. I attended many games and it's always more exciting when there are many fans around you. I do continue to be perplexed by the Redbirds continuing lack of any advertising whatsoever. I'm sorry but sending out a tweet and hoping it gets retweeted is not advertising. They have many great promotions but nobody but the hardcore knows about it. Attendance will increase more by engaging the fringe fan, but the fringe fan doesn't know when the games are because there isn't any advertising so they do other things. They also need to return the Fireworks Saturday night start time to 6 pm like it was for the first 18 years of this franchise. With the current later Saturday start, people start leaving at 9 pm due to the usual 3 hour game and extended fireworks set up time. By fireworks time, half the crowd has left. On a good note, AZP still feels brand new. In spite of what you and Herrington think, the major league quality scoreboards add much to the event feel. I enjoy them immensely. The merchandise has also gotten much better. Craig Unger is doing a good job. I'm already looking forward to April 2017!
Sure looks like another pile of dirty laundry to me, Frank. Let's see how those Beltway types spin this load. I'm not buying a stitch of it though, even if they use the sanitize cycle.
A salute to Frank! Simply the best
What did Diaz do in the all-star game?
ahh, thank you Title IX.
Pat Summitt’s accomplishments speak for themselves. Clearly, she is arguably the best ever. But part of me feels a slight degree of disappointment at how the public at large seems to have largely forgotten about Margaret Wade and her phenomenal success at little Delta State University. Coach Wade was a pioneer.
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