Calkins: The 10 most compelling Memphis sports figures of 2019 (and Penny Hardaway is not No. 1)

By , Daily Memphian Published: January 01, 2019 4:00 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.

Two new sports franchises, a world-class golf tournamaent and the arrival of James Wiseman mean 2019 could be an historic year in Memphis sports. Here are the top 10 most compelling Memphis sports figures of the year ahead (and, no, Penny Hardaway is not No. 1). 


Cindy Parlow Cone James Wiseman Jaren Jackson Jr. Marc Gasol Memphis 901 FC Mike Singletary Penny Hardaway Tiger Woods


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