Good morning, Nashville. Things got a little rowdy at the Vanderbilt-UT game last night when Vanderbilt mascot Mister C totally decked a Commodores fan in the face. A Commodores fan! The guy left the arena with a bloody nose and presumably a bruised ego, having been betrayed by one of his own. And in that moment, Mister C went from slightly scary to downright terrifying in the spectrum of school mascots. Anyway, the punch was allegedly accidental and Mister C says he was only trying to “energize the crowd.” And then Vanderbilt still lost.
- Happy Severe Weather Awareness week! A nasty line of storms is forecast to rumble through Middle Tennessee tomorrow afternoon, bringing strong winds, several inches of rain, possible hail and maybe an isolated tornado or two along with it.
- Snow makeup days scheduled. After mulling it over and even polling parents, Metro Schools officials have decided to schedule a snow makeup day during Spring Break on March 14th. An additional three days will be tacked onto the end of the year, which means it will stretch into June.
- Bits & pieces. Metro is searching for a firm to do the research for a possible new Nashville Sounds stadium … UT is facing some new NCAA violation allegations and they can’t even blame Lane Kiffin this time … Some folks are calling for new incentives to be offered to television and film projects that are shot in Tennessee … A new bill was proposed that would allow handgun permit holders to be exempt from criminal background checks when buying a new weapon.
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