Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Is that Eddie Sutton in our Tony Allen shirt?

                         OHHHHHHHHHH! Shut it down!!!!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

The DJ Stephens Vertical Leap Challenge

Former Memphis Tiger and NBA Draft prospect DJ Stephens posted the highest vertical in NBA combine history at 46 inches.  So, of course, Roser and I challenged DJ to a vertical leap challenge.  Had no idea I was such an incredible athlete (just kidding, of course I knew I'm a leaper)...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The time I ran the drive-thru at Krystal in West Memphis

I'm a natural. Has anyone ever been better at running a drive-thru? Dominant performance.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Me and Gary Parrish vs. The Ribs

I gave it everything I had and it was not enough. I left it all on the court and I have no regrets. I have been called a ball hog, a loser, unathletic, and a disgrace to the human race. My head is high and every great athlete knows you must lose before you win. I will come back stronger than ever with a will and focus that no man or rib will be able to deal with. * My heart is broken, my right knee is the size of a watermelon, and this was an unmitigated disaster...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Choose 901 profile on the show

Big thanks to for asking us to be a part of this.  Choose901 is a non-profit that highlights the positives about Memphis.  Was happy to meet with them and explain why I love living in Memphis and talk about the show.  Check it out

MAN VS. BEAST a.k.a When I inspired a nation...

Of all the things I have done in my career - being profiled as a "rat-killer" ranks right near the top.  I said I would inspire a nation.  I said I would win Man vs. Beast.  I did.  And FOX 13 did I story on it.  Here it is...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Vinnie Verno (Week 5 Philanthropy)

other games were AZ State +1.5, and Vikings +4

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vinnie Verno (Week 4 Philanthropy)

other two picks were:  Ole Miss -17 over Tulane, Wash St -19 over Colorado

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Vinnie Verno (Week 3 Philanthropy)

other two picks were Fresno St, and UCLA

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Vinnie Verno (Week 2 Philanthropy)

Other picks include - AZ State -4 and Vikings -3.5

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Vinnie Verno is back!!! (Week 1 Philanthropy)

The other two picks on radio were Ohio St -24, and Rutgers -20

Sunday, July 08, 2012

The show moves to 92.9 ESPN

The show has moved to 92.9 FM - and we will be on from 11a-2p.  Please tell everyone you know about the move.  I will put a post up this week about our move, but for now ---> alert the masses.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

With the 25th pick the Grizzlies should select...

Draymond Green.  That is the official endorsement of The Chris Vernon Show.  There is no way that there are 24 players that are better than this kid.  He dribbles and passes like a guard and rebounds like a big.  He shot the cover off the ball in his workout here.  He fits the culture and Lionel Hollins would play him.  I know what I get with him.. good rotation player for years that will play hard every night.  Give me that guy.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley in studio (The Audio)

Michael Heisley joined us in studio today for the last hour of the show to talk about selling the Grizzlies, the new owner, the team and the draft, etc.  Here it is, guaranteed to entertain...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tony Allen in the studio (The Audio)

90 minutes of Tony Allen.  I'm not even going to write up everything you can hear about in this interview.  If you have a brain you will listen to it.  I get him closer to the mic after the first few minutes.  Here it is...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Will Lionel figure it out? (Lineup analysis)

Wayne Winston is a professor at Indiana that happens to be an NBA advanced stats guru.  He has consulted multiple NBA teams, including the Dallas Mavericks, on what lineups and players to use.  He has no affiliation with the Grizzlies or the Clippers so I asked him to consult us on what is happening in the series.  I think there is real value in listening to someone that has no bias.  He is not telling us what he thinks he sees, and he is not looking to defend his favorite player or defend the coach.  He simply looks at the data and the data tells him what is working and what is not.
I have been very critical on the strategy used in this series so far and what we learned from Winston made me feel much better about my feelings.  Lionel Hollins is simply not using the best lineups at his disposal nearly enough.  If he figures it out the Grizzlies can beat the Clippers and make a dent in the next round.  If not, they are goin fishing.

What are the Grizzlies doing when they are winning?
Who is most important to their success offensively?
What is the Clippers kryptonite?
Who is killing the team when they are on the court?
Who should be playing more and who should be playing less?

Wayne Winston covered all of these topics.
Here is the interview...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

All Heart. Grit, Grind. (The Pics)

It's that time of year again.  I have gotten a ton of pictures sent to me over the last year of people wearing our Tony Allen shirt all over the earth.  Truly incredible stuff.  The shirt has been worn by the lead singer of MGMT at Musicfest - it has been on the Great Wall of China, Mt. Rushmore, the Berlin Wall, etc.  Every pic I got this year seemed to top whatever had been sent to us before.  We are going to sell them again this year for the playoffs outside the Forum.  I put together a slideshow of a bunch of the pics.  I added captions.  Check and see if your pic made it.  And THANK YOU!!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Intern Mark's spectacular dunk attempt!

Back story:  for months our Intern Mark has been practicing with the "Kings of the Court" (The guys that dress up in Elvis costumes and dunk off of trampolines).  Well, last night was his big break and he was given a chance to perform.  Roser and I told him on the show that if he went in between his legs and dunked it we would give him $40.  Mark is the second dunker in the video - and the other person you hear on the video with me is Gary Parrish as we watched the moment of truth .....