Strait Shooter 
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Re: “Beatdown in Brooklyn

Correction: The Grizzlies have won two straight on the road, not three. The win over the Lakers was a home game. Let's get it right.

Posted by Strait Shooter on 03/05/2020 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Our Titans!(?)

LL, I hope you're right, but I definitely wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that to happen. In fact, I'd bet the farm that it will NEVER happen, at least not in our lifetimes. The combined population of the Tampa and Jacksonville metro areas is roughly 1.4 million more than the combined population of the Nashville and Memphis metro areas. Moreover, Memphis is a very poor city relatively speaking. Lastly, the likelihood of Memphis being willing to pony up a billion $$$ or more to build a stadium for an NFL team seems remote. (The likelihood of the state of Tennessee being willing to help Memphis build a new stadium seems even more remote.) So the idea of Memphis getting an NFL team seems like a pipe dream. Let's focus on supporting the Grizzlies and the Memphis Tigers in both basketball and football.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 01/14/2020 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Suspends Comments, For Now

My comment is that the opening sentence of Dann Miller's post doesn't make sense. (Or am I the only one who doesn't understand what he's trying to say?) "The comment sections on have often been a toxic space meant instead of the thoughtful exchange of ideas." Huh? Did he inadvertently omit a few words from that sentence? Somebody get that man a copy editor. Quick!

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 01/02/2020 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Memphis Athlete of the Decade

Even though I think the news media’s penchant for trotting out these “best of” type stories near the end of the every year and every decade is kinda tired and worthless subjective drivel, I’ll play along. My vote goes to the coaching tandem of Justin Fuente and Mike Norvell for their outstanding stewardship of the University of Memphis football program. (Obviously, I'm taking the liberty to broaden the definition of athletes to include coaches.)

Posted by Strait Shooter on 12/16/2019 at 5:30 PM

Re: “MLGW: Power Restoration Will be Multi-Day Process

Although most of the previous comments were made in jest, I think the gist of the jokes are spot on. When it comes to doing something to curb the rampant power outages that seem to plague Memphis, the buck should ultimately stop with the mayor. After all, the mayor is fully responsible for nominating the MLGW Board of Commissioners. (Dont believe me? Look it up.) The major is also in a position to use his bully pulpit to make special funding recommendations if necessary. But we -- the news media and the general public -- have largely let the mayor and the City Council off the hook on this issue, as if it's not City Hall's problem to help resolve. In the meanwhile, my neighborhood has endured at least eight significant power outages so far this year. Brilliant at the basics? Give me a frigging break.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 10/21/2019 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Three Thoughts on Tiger Football

Brady White becomes a "star quarterback?" Let's not go way overboard. Given that Brady seems to be a good guy, I don't want to be harsh. (I didn't boo him the other night. I've never booed one of our players.) But the truth is that three of the four teams the Memphis Tigers have played thus far had better starting quarterbacks. Fortunately, the Tigers had better players at many other positions and/or better coaching.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 09/30/2019 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Downtown Business Owners Urge Tom Lee Park Renovation

About damn time some fairly prominent movers and shakers came out in support of the redesign proposal. Because, based on the amount of orchestrated "noise" covered by the news media in recent months, the perception seems to be emerging that there's growing public opposition to the proposed renovation. I submit that perception is dead wrong.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 08/23/2019 at 11:53 AM

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