Calkins: Fred Jones and the Southern Heritage Classic should be a lesson for us all

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 14, 2019 8:03 AM CT | Published: September 14, 2019 4:00 AM 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.

Memphis didn't support the Southern Heritage Classic 30 years ago. It did support a giant boondoggle. As the Classic celebrates its anniversary, there's a lesson to be learned. 

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