Monday, August 31, 2009

The Great Paulus (Part 2)

I wrote a blog post in 2007 called "The Great Paulus" (you can read it HERE). I then, a year later, felt like I had just won the Super Bowl when Gary Parrish wrote THIS. Gary finally saw the greatness I had been preaching to him for years.

Paulus ended his basketball career at the end of last season, but that is not where the story ends. He will be the starting QB at Syracuse this Saturday when the Orange open the season at home against Minnesota. I am praying he is not terrible. Oh, who am I kidding? There is no way he is gonna be terrible. Get ready for The Great Paulus part 2 (football edition). The Devil wears Orange. My shirt should be here by the weekend. Keep hatin.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Show live @ Davis-Kidd today (w/ Clay Travis)

Clay Travis is in town for a book signing at Davis-Kidd tonight at 6pm. We are going to be doing the show from 3-6p live at the store (Poplar/Perkins). The book, On Rocky Top, has been selling like crazy. Even if you are not a Tennessee fan, you will dig the book. Come by and grab the book and meet Clay today at Davis-Kidd. Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace is also scheduled to be out there with us. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Houston Nutt on the show (The Audio)

Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt was on the show today to talk about the upcoming season, expectations, fumbling the football, etc. He also gave us a review of Inglorius Basterds. Check it.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sonny Vaccaro on the Memphis punishment (The Audio)

Sonny joined us for our weekly segment on Friday and, as usual, gave us a lot to think about. Here is the audio if you missed it...

Sonny Vaccaro on The Chris Vernon Show (8-21-09)

Coach Pastner tries to change the mood (The Audio)

Memphis coach Josh Pastner came on the show yesterday (after the news came down) to get everybody feeling better about Memphis basketball. The perpetually positive coach preached the gospel of moving forward. Here it is if you missed it...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rock for Love 3

This weekend is Rock for Love 3 (benefit for the Church Health Center). There are 3 shows over the course of Friday and Saturday. Friday night @ the Hi-Tone (Gary Parrish is emcee), Saturday during the day (I will emcee) free show @ Shangri-La Records- I am also gonna do a remote out there, and Saturday night (Al Kapone emcee) @ the Hi-Tone again. This is gonna be a tremendous event for a great cause. There are a ton of bands scheduled and there is no feasible way that you will not have fun if you check it out. Hope to see you there.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bill Romanowski (The Audio)- Usain Bolt clean?

We started the weekly segment with Romo today. This week we talked about Usain Bolt and the world record, NFL news, etc.
Romo is never one to mince words, and regarding Bolt-- "in my opinion, there is no way on earth that he is natural. I would bet my life on it." Listen to his reasoning below...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bobby Bowden on the show (The Audio)

Bobby Bowden is entering his 34th season as the coach at Florida State. He joined us on the show on Friday to talk about possibly having to vacate wins, how coaching, recruiting, performance enhancing drugs, the Myron Rolle story, etc. He is always fantastic on the show. Check it.

Bobby Bowden on The Chris Vernon Show (8-14-09)

Thursday, August 13, 2009


The report came out tonight that Michael Vick is going to be playing for the Eagles. Thank goodness. The team I dislike the most signs the convicted felon. Philadelphia has the fans with the least amount of class (see: cheering when Michael Irvin laid motionless on the turf), and now they have the biggest creepo in the league. The perfect marriage as far as I am concerned.

Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace (The Audio)

Chris Wallace joined us for the weekly segment on Wednesday live from his parents house in West Virginia. We talked about leaving your stuff at your parents house, Jason Williams, recent Grizz workouts, restricted free agency, etc. Remember, the bit is brought to you by Jason's Deli @ Poplar/Highland and if you mention the show or the segment when you get to the register... you get your drink for free. Also, thanks to Joseph for the pic.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Comedian Greg Giraldo on the show (The Audio)

Greg Giraldo had joined us on the show on Wednesday to talk about Comedy Central roasts, how he got into comedy, his new Comedy Central special, etc.

The special airs this Sunday night at 9pm central if you want to check it out. Here is the audio from the show...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Teflon Don makes us officially Memphis

It took some years, but we finally became certified this weekend when I got this song in my inbox. I have always felt like we were nothing in Memphis until someone rapped about us. Memphis rapper Teflon Don (check him on itunes) did a song about the show. Watch out, it's a club-banger. Represent.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Oh No! National media is on to us!

Tom Ziller (who writes for the AOL Fanhouse) has been very good to the Grizzlies in the past. He has been one of the few national media members that have defended the Grizzlies. But Ziller, much like anyone with a brain, has seen what the Grizzlies are up to. Defenders of the way Heisley runs this team have gone from looking like homers to looking like lunatics. Ziller writes...

Grizzlies Find a Way Around Minimum Salary Requirement

Friday, August 07, 2009

Romo makes return to show (The Audio)

Bill Romanowski joins us on the show all through the football season. He made his first appearance of the year on the show today to talk about a ton of different subjects. He tells us why Rashard Lewis is full of crap (with chemistry lesson included), talks about Cutler, Crabtree, Rod Woodson in HOF, etc. Check it.

Bill Romanowski on The Chris Vernon Show (8-7-09)

Hooray! The Grizzlies make money!

When the team was winning, the team lost money.
When the team is the worst in the NBA over the last three years, they have found a way to make money. Who cares about becoming a national laughingstock?
What great motivation to become a legitimate franchise that wins games and puts a great product on the floor.
Party at the moon tower.
This is great. Now when I argue with my friends of other NBA teams I will always be able to trump them. I can just say, "oh yeah, well my team is in the black!" Check mate.
I have been a sports fan my entire life and have never known how much money has been made or lost by my favorite teams. I have never cared.
I don't know any other sports fan that has ever cared about how much money their team made or lost.
Memphis Grizzlies: Rootin for revenue!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Help the show

We need to defend the crown. Take a second and vote for the station and the show in the Memphis Flyer's Best of Memphis awards. Voting closes soon. If you click the link and vote for someone else your computer will get the worst virus ever and will become beyond repair. As always, thank you for listening and supporting the show.
ps- write in Toms BBQ, it is criminal that they are not on the list

Josh Pastner on the schedule (The Audio)

Memphis coach Josh Pastner joined us on the show on Thursday to talk about the announcement of the Tiger schedule, etc. Audio below.

Memphis coach Josh Pastner on The Chris Vernon Show (8-6-09)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace (The Audio)

Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace joined us for his weekly segment on Wednesday. We took calls and it got kind of "grizzly". Booo, bad joke. In addition to the calls, Wallace addressed the Marcus Williams and JWill situations, as well as what would happen with the last roster spot.

Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace on The Chris Vernon Show (8-5-09)

The UT Photo Shoot Video

We have gotten a ton of response on the segment we did yesterday on the Vols photo shoot video that was on youtube. Here is the video, and the accompanying segment we did on the video.

The Chris Vernon Show (UT photo shoot segment)

Monday, August 03, 2009

Come on Roser, seriously?

How does someone sleep with that number of frozen entrees stacked on them? This is getting absurd.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Sonny Vaccaro (The Audio)

Sonny joined us for his weekly bit on Friday. The conversation was primarily about his class action lawsuit (with Ed O'Bannon) against the NCAA. Here is the New York Times article on the suit.

Sonny Vaccaro on The Chris Vernon Show (7-31-09)