Training Camp Commute - 07/30/14

The Tennessee Titans are off today.  No practice.  No meetings.  No putting on the pads.  It's their first break since training camp kicked off last week.  I imagine the players are enjoying their time away from "barking" coaches.  Ha!

This time of year, I'm always reminded of how lucky we are in the FOX 17 Sports Department.  When it comes to covering training camp, we have it so good!  True story.  If we had to, we could WALK to Saint Thomas Sports Park from our station.

Many of my friends who work in television have to drive to other cities to report on their NFL teams.  My buddies at WUSA in Washington, D.C. go all the way to Richmond, Virginia for Redskins training camp.  People I know in the Dallas market travel all the way to Oxnard, California to cover the Cowboys!

Meanwhile back in Nashville, as you'll see in the video below, it's a short commute for Dan Phillips, Dave Foster, and me.  Literally - if we left for practice five minutes before it started, we'd be early.

 

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GRANDMOTHER-GETAWAY DRIVER

ROCKAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- It's not exactly quality time with grandma. Police in northern New Jersey report busting a grandmother they say was the getaway driver for her grandson and his friends. According to authorities, a tip after a home rip-off led them to stop the car driven by 78-year-old Vera Buniak. She's been charged with possession of stolen property. Her grandson, 18-year-old Timothy Buniak, faces burglary and other charges. Police tell the Daily Record she may not have known a crime was being committed, but she was part of the process.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-PRICES

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Medicinal marijuana users in Minnesota are in for some sticker shock. One of the state's legal pot producers is raising prices after less than a month in business. Dr. Kyle Kingsley of Minnesota Medical Solutions tells the AP prices on pills, vapors and liquids are up by as much as 20 percent. The company is also reducing the discount for low-income users. Kingsley says low demand is one factor in driving up their pot prices.

TAXIDERMY RIVALRY

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- It's Michigan State versus the University of Michigan -- as played by stuffed chipmunks. Lansing-based taxidermist Nick Saade has created a football display with 22 stuffed chipmunks wearing little Spartan or Wolverine helmets. The chipmunks are in passing, throwing, catching and tackling positions. Saade tells the Lansing State Journal the chipmunk Spartans are about to score the winning touchdown. He adds, "everybody knows MSU is better -- even the chipmunks."

HOT WORK

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Think you're hot? Don't trade places with Robert Carpenter. He's the pit master at The Grille, a Memphis restaurant. His day starts at 6 when it's relatively cool. But he can't stop grilling as the day heats up. Every time he opens the outdoor barbecue pit, the temperature spikes. Carpenter says a wet towel and an industrial fan help a bit. But he tells the Commercial Appeal newspaper, the real key is, "Water, water and more water."

 
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