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Sports Writer, Memphis Flyer and Managing Editor, Memphis Magazine

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Memphis Tiger Trivia — Former Tiger guard Elliot Williams is expected to sign with the Charlotte Hornets today. The Hornets will become the fifth franchise to employ Williams since he was drafted by Portland in 2010. (The others: Philadelphia, Utah, and New Orleans.) Among former Tigers to reach the NBA, who played (or has played) the most games for any single franchise?

Next Card Up: Redbirds Becoming Cardinals — click to enlarge The Memphis Redbirds have contributed mightily to an extraordinary 2015 season (thus far) for the St. Louis Cardinals. From a single plate appearance by Dean Anna to game-changing heroics by the likes of Tommy Pham and Greg Garcia, no fewer than 15 players have made the trip north on I-55 and impacted the team that calls Busch Stadium home.

Memphis Tiger Trivia — The Tiger football team tied a program record with 10 wins last season. What are the most wins in consecutive seasons for the Memphis program?...

Perspective From Pluto — News is delivered with the frequency (and often fury) of a hailstorm these days. I confess to a growing addiction to my Twitter feed. What has happened to change my world since I last checked ... 20 minutes ago? As a sportswriter, the addiction can numb the brain.

Memphis Tiger Trivia — Posted By Frank Murtaugh on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 8:00 AM Tiger senior Shaq Goodwin will enter the 2015-16 season needing just 44 points to become the 50th member of the program's 1,000-point club. Last season, no Memphis player scored his 1,000th career point.

Austin Nichols/Marc Gasol: It's All About Relationships — click to enlarge This week has been a lesson in relationships for Memphians, at least for those of us who pay attention to basketball. (And there are a few in the Mid-South who do.)

M.E., Myself, and CMI — July 1995 "Memphis" magazine cover I take anniversaries seriously, maybe more so than I should. As Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige famously warned, "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you." (Paige also advised us to "avoid running at all times." So his wisdom should be incorporated with discretion.)

Memphis Tiger Trivia — Two former Tigers were taken in May's NFL draft: cornerback Bobby McCain by the Miami Dolphins and defensive end Martin Ifedi by the St. Louis Rams. When was the last time a Tiger was drafted by a team from each of the NFL's eight divisions? (You have the AFC East and NFC West already covered.)

Put Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame ... with an Asterisk — click to enlarge For more than a quarter-century now, Pete Rose has been a one-man barstool debate. Does the man with the most hits in baseball history deserve a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame despite partaking in serial gambling in the late 1980s as manager of the Cincinnati Reds?

A Memphis Redbirds Wall of Fame — click to enlarge The St. Louis Cardinals do history well. Their marketing slogan this season is "Tradition Meets Today." With no fewer than nine statues of Cardinal greats just outside Busch Stadium - two for the greatest Cardinal of all, Stan Musial - a blindfolded fan might literally bump into a bronzed Hall of Famer on his way into the ballpark.
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Jul 28, 2015

This Garcia (for two months, steady, maybe three?) is best "trade" Cards could make. Nasty pitcher. Need to score for the man.

Jul 28, 2015

Phillips is such a good player. I think he gets bored on field. Which says something about his engagement in daily game.

Jul 28, 2015

Most aggravating trait of Brandon Phillips: That "walking" throw to first. As though he's not bothered to plant/throw.

Jul 28, 2015

Any Cardinal more likely to be in 2020 lineup than Kolten Wong? I don't think so.

Jul 28, 2015

We've reached the point where Randal Grichuk's absence from the Cardinal lineup is felt. Beyond platoon.

Jul 28, 2015

Two "Franchise Four" honorees traded within hours. Tulowitzki and Zobrist (alas, second team since Zobrist's franchise of distinction).

Jul 28, 2015

@MartySullivan10 No question. They may well have won the Series without Zobrist. (Corollary to my point.)

Jul 28, 2015

No, I don't think Ben Zobrist swings the balance of power in Major League Baseball.

Jul 28, 2015

Five academic-excellence awards for Memphis in 2014-15 (tops in AAC): women's/men's cross country, women's/men's golf, women's soccer.

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