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.400 and still can't get a win

September 30, 2009

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The last National Leaguer to hit .400 in the regular season was a guy from Memphis, “Memphis Bill” Terry, who played first base for the New York Giants in the 1920’s and 30’s, batting .401 in 1930. Difference between him and me, is that his team in 1930 finished 3rd behind the Cardinals and Cubs, […]

Team Murk isn't actually Murderers' Row, or is it?

September 29, 2009

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Over 80 years ago, the most famous baseball team ever assembled was slugging their way into the history books and roughshod through the American League, en route to the 1927 World Series title. The 1927 Yankees had players like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Joe Dugan, and Earle Combs. Eighty-two years later on the […]

I preach, I cuss, I just don't care no more

September 28, 2009

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My mother, a University of Memphis employee since the Chuck Stobart days, always had this saying when she used to lecture me. “I preach, I cuss, I hit,” she would say to me. While most of it knocked some sense into yours truly, the same thing didn’t register hasn’t registered for the University of Memphis […]

Just go with the motions, winning doesn't matter

September 27, 2009

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With all the rain that has fallen on this city, something had to go right on a perfect Saturday afternoon of college football at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. After Tyler Bass, who gave Tiger fans some hope last week when he played well replacing Arkelon Hall against UT-Martin, Saturday was supposed to be the day […]

Channeling for John Belushi

September 26, 2009

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    If “Animal House” was the guideline for future generations of toga parties, then CBU’s annual SAE toga party was channeling the spirit of John Belushi on Friday night. The sucky thing was that yours truly nearly missed the chance of doing something that he always considered to be one step below insanity. “All […]

Chicken curse? What curse?

September 25, 2009

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If you’re a South Carolina Gamecocks fan, you know all too well about the Chicken Curse, a curse that was allegedly placed upon the University of South Carolina by “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman more than 100 years ago. You also know that the curse, real or imagined, has plagued famously the football program, which has been […]

That ice is going to melt in Music City, trust me

September 25, 2009

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About three years ago, my buddy Charlie Zettegren and I were working in the  Physical Plant department at the University of Memphis, back in the days when Calipari could do no wrong and he extolled the virtues of a really hot girl in one of his classes. “It’s this girl named Lakelyn,” he told me, […]