David, I think the how is easy. Simply put, the Tigers don't have many -- if any!!! -- thoroughbreds. Not much firepower. It's been a long time since Memphis has trotted out a basketball team so bereft of raw athletes and/or skilled basketball players. But I don't blame it on Tubby Smith. At least not yet. Given him another or year or two to at least moderately upgrade the talent and continue to coach up that talent.
Agree. The Thursday night opener seems odd. Surely the athletic department has been led to believe that there's a good chance the game will be televised. Otherwise, why play on a Thursday? Regardless, I'll be there for every home game and at least one or two road games. Can't wait!
Glad to see Lee Harris get behind this...On this issue, who cares about Andy Holt being a Republican? He's 100 percent right about those lottery commercials.
Must be a cold day in hell because I largely agree with Andy Holt this one.
After more than 30 years as a loyal subscriber, I canceled my subscription a little over a month ago, largely because of the Gannettization. Since then, I've received a rash of phone calls and emails from sales folks for the newspaper trying to get me to re-subscribe at ridiculously low bargain-basement prices. What a joke. No matter how little it costs, I'm not interested in subscribing to a newspaper that seems to have become all but irrelevant and worthless. To borrow from our nutjob president-elect, so sad.
Commendable? Perhaps in one way. But it sounds to me like this would essentially be a hidden tax, which is far from commendable. Hidden because many, many MLGW customers don't keep up with the news and won't read their bids closely enough to know that they have the "option" of opting out. (Whether she admits it or not, Patrice Robinson is banking on that. Otherwise, the resolution would allow MLGW customers to opt in instead of opt out.) Is it safe to assume that the hidden tax would only be added to the bills of MLGW customers within the Memphis city limits? If not, I question whether the Memphis City Council has the legal authority to require MLGW to round up the bills of customers in unincorporated areas of the county or in incorporated suburban municipalities like Germantown and Collierville.
This is a very well written piece by a staff member whose work I hadn't noticed until now. It stands out. Keep up the good work, Micaela.
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