Monday News Update: an 8th Seed, a Redesign, a Giggle and a Giveaway

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 12th 2012 98 5

Monday morning, Memphis, Tenn.

– The C-USA dominating Memphis Tigers were selected as an 8th seed for the NCAA tournament. They may or may not have been disrespected (or robbed), but either way, wash your game day t-shirt – they play St. Louis on Friday.

– Speaking of basketball, the Onion has made a Strong Side / Weak Side graphic for former Memphis coach John Calipari, and it's hilarious (especially if you're a Tiger fan).

– John Mayer has cancelled his tour for health reasons. If you bought a ticket to the show at the Orpheum, here are the details on how to get a refund.

– The Pink Palace is getting a major redesign (and a giant, steel sculpture). Construction probably won't start until 2015, but it's something to look forward to.

– CrossFit just opened a brand new Collierville location, and they've given me a free fundamentals class to give to one of you. Since CrossFit's motto is "don't suck at life", to enter, you'll need to leave a comment on this post telling me why you don't suck at life. I'll pick a winner (based entirely on my whims) at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Shannon says:

    I don't suck at life (now) because I have spent the last year making my life better and healthier! I have taken up running, lost 25 pounds and have changed my entire view on nutrition and healthy living. Crossfit would be right up my alley!

  2. andre says:

    I’m in DC for a week, and I was able to get a bar full of people cheering for the Tigers this weekend….crossfit for me!(?)

  3. Brittney says:

    I don't suck at life because I made myself run in the rain at Shelby Farms yesterday (but wheeled it home by 5. #gotigersgo)

  4. peep says:

    I don't suck at life because I am an excellent multi tasker, know when to take a moment for myself and have fun in all that I do.

  5. @fantasyrideout says:

    i don't suck becuase  – I work out… (repeat Chorus)

  6. Cory says:

    Apparently I DO suck at life because I'm too late for contest. Booo

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