MSL Podcast: Sports Ball Weekend 2014

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HOUR 1:

(Segment 1) CJ Hurt as Morgan Freeman reads MSL’s latest blurb in the Memphis Flyer. “I Love Memphis” blogger and podcaster Holly Whitfield makes a special announcement. Plus, Marcus Hunter is in studio and helps Kevin Cerrito recap the week’s biggest stories during the Starting 5.
(Segment 2 & 3) Memphis Flyer writer Kevin Lipe calls in for his weekly segment to talk everything Grizzlies including how Vince Carter will impact jersey sales and giveaways.
(Segment 3) Joseph Doss previews Dodge This! benefiting Youth Villages.

 

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  HOUR 2:

(Segment 1)  Hang Up & Listen with the winner getting $25 to Elfo’s Restaurant or a pair of tix to 4,000 Miles at Playhouse on the Square
(Segment 2 & 3) Memphis Flyer’s Film/TV editor Greg Akers joins Kevin Cerrito and Marcus to talk about who would play Mike Miller in a movie, his Top 20 songs circa 1990 & why Nashville Sucks.

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Kevin Cerrito hosts MemphiSport Live (MSL) with and Marcus Hunter on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. MSL was voted 3rd Best Sports Radio Show in the 2010, 2011 & 2012 Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll. 

2014 M Awards: Best Way to Spell the Shortened Version of ‘Grizzlies’

grizzThere is only one NBA team in Memphis, the Grizzlies. Yet, there are two ways to spell the shortened version of Grizzlies.  You the fans have spoken, and the remarkable thing is that 5% of you do not like either Griz or Grizz.  Maybe we should add a silent ‘E’ at the end? Grizze.

Grizz,
First Place: 70%

Griz, Second Place: 25%

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Memphis-based Parker’s Water Ice thriving, now looking to have a national presence

ICE, ICE BABY --- Parker's Water Ice has become a fixture throughout the Mid-South in recent years, most notably at AutoZone Park during Redbird games and the Memphis Zoo. (Photo submitted by Veronica Parker)

ICE, ICE BABY — Parker’s Water Ice has become a fixture throughout the Mid-South in recent years, most notably at AutoZone Park during Redbird games and the Memphis Zoo. (Photo submitted by Veronica Parker)

Veronica Parker-Robinson was raised in Williamstown, New Jersey, an unincorporated community in Gloucester County that is comprised of about 15,567 residents.

Though the rural town is relatively small, Parker-Robinson had a huge impact as a multi-sport athlete.

Growing up, Parker-Robinson was a fixture in array of sports, most notably basketball, baseball, field hockey, and track and field, among others.

COOL TREATS --- Parker's Water Ice serves gelati and boasts well over 24 flavors of soft serve ice cream.

COOL TREATS — Parker’s Water Ice serves gelati and boasts well over 24 flavors of soft serve ice cream.

Field hockey?

“I excelled in field hockey and track,” Parker-Robinson, who relocated to the Mid-South seven years ago, told MemphiSport. “I experienced being Tri-County champ in both of these sports as well as receiving newspaper and college scholarships to play both.”

While Parker-Robinson, a self-proclaimed “lazy athlete,” chose not to partake in collegiate sports, it was her competitive drive as a thriving athlete that ultimately fueled her desire to excel in entrepreneurship.

Parker2Today, Parker-Robinson, along with her younger brother, Therman, are owners of Parker’s Water Ice. Located at 7050 Malco Crossing in Southeast Memphis, Parker’s Water Ice is the only Italian ice store in the Mid-South that specializes in serving gelati and features well over 24 different flavors of soft serve ice cream.

In addition, Parker’s Water Ice boasts a mobile food truck which, according to Parker-Robinson, is its “mini store on wheels.”  Her company has especially evolved as a popular establishment for the Memphis Redbirds organization, considering customers can purchase her products at AutoZone Park. Not only that, Parker’s Water Ice treats are available at the Memphis Zoo.

“We are also known for our gelati which is the layering of Italian ice with serve soft serve ice cream,” Parker-Robinson said.

CHECK OUT PARKER’S WATER ICE ONLINE: www.parkerswaterice.com/

A family-run business whose mission is to provide its customers with high quality products at reasonably low prices, Parker’s Water Ice offers a kosher, fat free, cholesterol free and dairy free Italian ice. Parker’s business also host parties, company appreciations, church picnics, family reunions, offices parties, community sporting events, not to mention fairs and carnivals. Also, this company allows consumers and Mid-South-area businesses to hold fundraisers.

As Parker-Robinson tells it, it took her to actually fail in order to grasp a thorough appreciation for savoring success.

COOL FANS --- Parker's Water Ice has become one of the favorite treats for local baseball fans who attend Redbird games.

COOL FANS — Parker’s Water Ice has become one of the favorite treats for local baseball fans who attend Redbird games.

“During my senior year I placed second (in a race), getting nipped at the line in the qualifying meet for state,” Parker-Robinson explained. “I did not lose that race because the other girl was faster than me. I lost because I was out of shape and ran with the proverbial monkey on my back for the last 100 meters. All season long I was able to win my races doing just enough, but just enough was not enough when I faced better competition.

“What really bothered me was the fact that I should have won that race,” Parker-Robinson continued. “If I could come in second doing the minimum, what could I have achieved doing the maximum?  I decided from that day, I would no longer live with what if. Even in failing, at least I would know the end result and have given my all. That is why I did not run in college. I knew I had to choose between being a full time student or a part-time student or a part-time athlete. I knew myself. I was honest with myself and, at that point of time in my life, I was not the type to balance both.”

With sports all but a distant memory, Parker-Robinson consequently managed to fulfill her academic obligations, earning degrees in Journalism (with an emphasis in broadcasting) and Sociology from Rutgers University. Fortunately for Parker-Robinson, her academic success proved just as beneficial to her entrepreneurial success than her plethora of accolades as a multi-sport athlete back in the rural setting of Williamstown.

Athletics and academics, nonetheless, helped instill in her the essential attributes to thrive as a flourishing business owners, something about which Memphians have embraced wholeheartedly in recent years.

Parker-Robinson said plans are in the works to add a second location likely in the Bartlett or Cordova area sometime in March 2015.

“I think I was born with the gene, like my father,” Parker-Robinson said of her entrepreneurial success.  “My dad would purchase boxes of candy and my youngest brother and I would take the candy to school and sell it.  Years later it took shape into our family business.”

A business that figures to have a viable presence in Mid-South for quite some time.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information about Parker’s Water Ice, call 901-624-7676.

 

DreColumnAndre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, email him at andre@memphisport.net. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

2014 M Awards: Most Memorable Moment

TA CP3With so many great moments happening this past year it is tough to select just three.  In true MemphiSport fan fashion, you the fans found a loop hole in the rules and managed to get four moments on this Most Memorable list. Yes, they are ties in the M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala. Maybe next year we will decide ties with a penalty kick shoot out.

Tony Allen ninja kicking Chris Paul in the face, First Place: 35%
ESPN GameDay at FedExForum, Second Place: 15%
James Johnson’s off the backboard dunk vs. the Clippers, Third Place (tie): 14%
Pastner getting his first win over Top 25 team, Third Place (tie): 14%

 

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MSL Podcast: 7.12.14 ‘KeVinsanity’

photo by @stevenrussell

photo by @stevenrussell

 

HOUR 1:

(Segment 1) Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter recap the week’s biggest stories during the Starting 5.
(Segment 2) It’s KeVinsanity when two Kevins talk about the Grizzlies and Vince Carter.
(Segment 3) A live report from Kroc Center Memphis.

 

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HOUR 2:
(Segment 1) Debut of  “Older or Younger”, a new game where people win prizes for knowing who’s older or younger than Vince Carter!
(Segment 2) WWE Hall of Famer Koko B. Ware joins Cerrito & Dustin Starr to talk about Chris Anderson, flipping the bird, being in the first-ever Monday Night RAW match and more.
(Segment 3) Woohoos and Boos

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Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter host MemphiSport Live (MSL) on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. MSL was voted 3rd Best Sports Radio Show in the 2010, 2011 & 2012 Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll.

Follow the MSL hosts on Twitter @cerrito @marcus__hunter.

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2014 M Awards: Favorite Annual Event

St-Jude-ClassicThis category was among the closest in this year’s  M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe GalaThe Bluff City is full of events that come but once a year (including 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala on July 26), so picking just the best is quite the task.  While Memphians love basketball (as is evident by two annual basketball events making the top three), the favorite event is one that involves clubs and tees.

FedEx St. Jude Classic, First Place: 25%
Grizzlies MLK Game, Second Place: 22%
Memphis Madness, Third Place: 18%


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 MemphiSport’s annual M Awards presented by the 17th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

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2014 M Awards: Best Game

tiger statueA win over your arch rival is a big deal, especially when they are the defending national champions.  A season sweep of said rival is every fan’s dream.  That is what the Tigers did this this year when they beat Louisville in both meetings in their only year as reunited conference rivals.  Go Tigers Go indeed!

Both Memphis basketball victories over Louisville, First Place:  24%
Game 3 of Grizzlies vs. Thunder, Second Place: 23%
Grizzlies’ 90-87 win against OKC in Gasol’s return from injury, Third Place: 14%

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MSL Podcast: 6.28.14

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HOUR 1:

(Segment 1) Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter recap the week’s biggest stories during the Starting 5.
(Segment 2 & 3) Memphis Flyer writer Kevin Lipe calls in for his weekly segment to talk everything Grizzlies including Z-Bo and the NBA draft.

MemphiSport Live

 

HOUR 2:

(Segment 1)  Hang Up & Listen with the winner getting a pair of tix to Memphis Wild Fire Wrestling’s FORCE OF JULY!
(Segment 2 & 3) Memphis Flyer’s Film/TV editor Greg Akers joins Kevin Cerrito to talk about who would play USA goalie & part-time Memphian Time Howard in a movie, his Top 15 movies circa 1990 & why Nashville Sucks.

 

Howard photo mash by @Cullen4 on Twitter.

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Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter host MemphiSport Live (MSL) on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. MSL was voted 3rd Best Sports Radio Show in the 2010, 2011 & 2012 Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll.

Follow the MSL hosts on Twitter @cerrito @marcus__hunter.

First-Ever Grizzlies Trivia Nights Debut In Memphis This Week

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Hey Grizz Nation,

Do you miss basketball season already?

For the 1st time ever, now you can test your knowledge of Grit & Grind by playing Memphis Grizzlies Trivia with Kevin Cerrito featuring Grizz themed prizes like paintings from Art by Exelbierd.

Choose which night you want to play:

Wednesday, 6/25 at Tamp & Tap (7pm-9pm) sponsored by Sache feat a different $3.50 craft brew.

NBA Draft Night, Thursday 6/26 at The Green Beetle (8pm-10pm) sponsored by Budweiser feat $10 buckets of Bud/Bud Light. Draft will be on the TVs with sound!

Trivia prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Best Team Name.

Click here to see the Facebook event page.

MSL Podcast: 6.21.14

MSL Cerrito Hurt Garay

 

HOUR 1:

(Segment 1) Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter recap Benedict Arnold’s wedding and talk about the week’s biggest stories during the Starting 5.
(Segment 2 & 3) Memphis Flyer writer Kevin Lipe calls in for his weekly segmement to talk Z-Bo,  NBA Draft, and more.

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  HOUR 2:
(Segment 1)  Hang Up & Listen with the winner getting double the prize packs!
(Segment 2) Former tag team champion and head WWE trainer Dr. Tom Prichard joins Cerrito & Dustin Starr to show off his Dusty Rhodes impression and to talk about recently released talent, Vince McMahon, being the “Doctor of Desire” and more.
(Segment 3) The M Awards 2014 Nominations Special.  Cerrito  and Maria Garay along with Johnny Radio and CJ Hurt announce the nominees of the 2014 M Awards and breakdown who will and who should win all the major categories.

VOTE: Click here to cast your ballot in the 2014 M Awards.

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Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter host MemphiSport Live (MSL) on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. MSL was voted 3rd Best Sports Radio Show in the 2010, 2011 & 2012 Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll.

Follow the MSL hosts on Twitter @cerrito @marcus__hunter.