Calkins: A Tiger loss, a Tiger death, and why hope is the only answer

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 17, 2021 8:42 PM CT | Published: January 17, 2021 8:38 PM CT
Geoff Calkins
Daily Memphian

Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Phinehas Johnson was one of the biggest, most upbeat Memphis Tigers fans in the universe. He died last week. In the wake of yet another discouraging loss, can he teach us something about how to persevere?

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