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Frank Murtaugh

Memphis, TN
Sports Writer, Memphis Flyer and Managing Editor, Memphis Magazine

Managing editor, @memphismagazine; sportswriter for @MemphisFlyer. Convinced baseball can save the world.

Three Thoughts on Memphis Tiger Football | Tiger Blue — On October 6th at the Liberty Bowl, the Tigers' opponent ran 88 plays (to the Tigers' 58) and held the ball for 38:15 (essentially two-thirds of the game). The Memphis defense allowed 531 yards (208 more than the Tiger offense gained) . . . and Memphis won the football game.

National Baseball Day Redux | From My Seat — click to enlarge Can't you just hear a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan in 1958 - a half-century since his team won the World Series - whining? "You know, the Cubs will win the World Series the day a woman is president of the United States." Here we are.

#24 Navy 42, Memphis 28 | Tiger Blue — For a series that goes back all of two games, Navy-Memphis sure feels lopsided. A year after the Midshipmen gashed an undefeated (8-0) Memphis team for 459 yards in a 25-point beatdown at the Liberty Bowl, quarterback Will Worth led the nation's 24th-ranked team in a 14-point victory that was that close only because the Navy quarterback fumbled a ball as he entered the end zone in the second quarter.

AAC Picks: Week 8 | Tiger Blue — LAST WEEK: 4-0 SEASON: 50-9 FRIDAY USF at Temple SATURDAY Memphis at Navy UCF at UConn East Carolina at Cincinnati Houston at SMU Tulane at...

Three Thoughts on Memphis Tiger Football | Tiger Blue — What an opportunity the Tigers have Saturday afternoon at Annapolis. There's no better way to build credibility in college football than to beat a Top-25 team on the road. (It's been 23 years since the Tigers pulled this trick, an upset of 24th-ranked Mississippi State in the 1993 season opener.)

Six Debates I'd Rather Watch Than Clinton/Trump | From My Seat — click to enlarge The season's most popular TV series concludes Wednesday night when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump complete their trilogy of cringe-inducing debates, somehow related to the U.S. presidency. What if the sports world turned to televised debates - above and outside the realm of bloviating analysts - to further connect with fans?

Tigers 24, Tulane 14 | Tiger Blue — Freshman tailback Darrell Henderson scored a pair of touchdowns - each covering more than 40 yards - and the Tigers earned their tenth straight win over the Green Wave in a series that dates back to the teams' longtime memberships in Conference USA.

AAC Picks: Week 7 | Tiger Blue

Three Thoughts on Memphis Tiger Football | Tiger Blue — Tony Pollard's epic kickoff return against Temple would not have happened with Justin Fuente on the sideline. Fumbling the football was a hate crime under Fuente, and Pollard coughed up his first return last Thursday night, inside the Tigers' 10-yard line.

Tigers 34, Temple 27 | Tiger Blue — Had you sent your first email on November 9, 1996? Placed your first call with a cell phone? Let it be said technology has evolved a few generations since Kevin Cobb's epic kickoff return for a touchdown to help the Memphis Tigers upset mighty Tennessee during Peyton Manning's junior season.
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Oct 25, 2016

Jason Heyward is the Cubs' third-string rightfielder. In a game with a DH. Goodness.

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