You won't find Jimmy Carter's name on many lists of the greatest American Presidents. Carter is undeniably, though, the most accomplished former president this country has known. Since leaving the White House in 1981, Carter has helped negotiate peace between warring factions, spearheaded the fight against calamitous diseases (his efforts helped to eradicate guinea-worm disease), and written more than 20 books.
click to enlarge After more than 60 years in Illinois, the World Series of Drag Racing has found a new home at Memphis International Raceway in Millington. The two-day event (this Friday and Saturday) will feature the fastest, loudest, and most-rubber-burning vehicles on the planet.
click to enlarge Someone had to play centerfield for the San Francisco Giants after Willie Mays. (It was Garry Maddox in 1973.) Someone had to take over third base for the Philadelphia Phillies after Mike Schmidt retired. (It was Charlie Hayes in 1989.)
The Tubby Smith Era at the U of M will tip off on November 14 when UTRGV pays a visit to FedExForum. ( UT-what? Read below.) click to enlarge Nov. 14 - University of Texas Rio Grand Valley (School was formed in 2012 and teams go by Vaqueros, Spanish for Cowboys.)
click to enlarge As grand a spectacle as they've become - with more than six gajillion hours of television coverage! - there remains something quaint about the Summer Olympics. First of all, there's the seasonal qualifier: the "summer games." Life would be happier for everyone if we played more summer games.
click to enlarge It is the ever-present riddle of minor-league baseball: Does winning matter? I've sat in AutoZone Park for a Pacific Coast League playoff game - featuring a Redbirds team that obviously did its share of winning - with fewer than 3,000 fans in the stadium.
click to enlarge Like the Republican Party, college football's reigning champions have an elephant for a mascot. Like the Democrats, the reigning NFL champs have a donkey - on steroids - for a mascot. As we enjoy (endure?) the national conventions that officially brand this year's campaign season, consider a few other parallels between the worlds of sports and politics.
click to enlarge For various reasons, the 2016 season will be memorable for the Memphis Redbirds' Alex Reyes. The 21-year-old pitcher (he turns 22 on August 29th) entered the season as the 7th-ranked prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball America.
This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue of Memphis magazine. Even seven years later, 40 is a big birthday. In the spirit of the magazine's 40th anniversary, here are 40 life tips to consider, nuggets of wisdom that just might help the trip to 50 (and beyond) go a little smoother.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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