Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Only in Memphis...

Only in Memphis would a University, specifically the Sports Information Director, approve the sale of a shirt with "Bust a Nutt" written prominently on the front. Actually, maybe it should be "only in the Mid-South" because Ole Miss had to approve the shirts as well. Here's a picture...

And no, the tiger is not in the middle of a pelvic thrust. He is simply swinging a sledge hammer. The fact that both universities and the printing company signed off on this blows my mind. But it makes the shirt even funnier. However, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that Ole Miss saw the proof of this shirt, understood the meaning, and went "Seriously, Memphis? ... Seriously?" If I'm Ole Miss and realize the embarrassment and costliness of such an oversight, I absolutely sign off on the shirt and sit back as Memphis has to destroy thousands of dollars in inventory and quell a PR storm. The game is still 5 days away but... Ole Miss - 1, Memphis - 0.

Surely everybody who reads this blog understands the play on words here, but just in case, Urban Dictionary provides a definition of bust a nut (18+). The shirts have since been pulled from every UofM affiliated store. However, there is one store not affiliated with the UofM that is still selling them... that would be The College Station in Wolfchase Galleria. Go get one before they run out!

No word yet if the University had plans to distribute Aloa Chino's Bust-a-Nut Performance Energy Bars as promotional items before the game.

Pop A Cap In Hunger!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ready the Cannons!

Cannon Smith, son of FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith, will transfer from Miami to Memphis. He will sit out a year due to the transfer, leaving him three years of eligibility afterward. He will have every opportunity to win the starting gig next season, as Hall will be graduating this year. Welcome, Smith! And thank you for the easiest transition to a nickname in history. Hope it holds true.

Monday, August 31, 2009

+1 more

Drew Barham, CBHS' 3-point specialist, is going to be a Memphis Tiger! Barham, a 6'7 SG, had originally signed with Southern Illinois but started classes today at the UofM. Whether he sees the court this year depends on him getting a release from SIU. Sources close to the situation seem confident a release will be granted but, if not, Drew will have to sit out and lose this year of eligibility. But regardless of whether he sees the court this year or next, Barham brings a 3-point threat the likes of which we have not seen in awhile. Drew will wear #12 for the Tigers. Welcome back home!