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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.

Season One, Chapter 11: Why a Lil Penny comeback still means so much

By Published: January 22, 2019 3:31 PM CT
<span><strong>Penny Hardaway sits next to his alter-ego Lil Penny as part of a Nike sneaker campaign back in the 90s.</strong> <strong>More than two decades after the last Lil Penny television commercial, Hardaway announced last week that Lil Penny would be making a comeback.</strong>&nbsp;(Photo courtesy of Yahoo Sports)</span>

Penny Hardaway sits next to his alter-ego Lil Penny as part of a Nike sneaker campaign back in the 90s. More than two decades after the last Lil Penny television commercial, Hardaway announced last week that Lil Penny would be making a comeback. (Photo courtesy of Yahoo Sports)

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