Three Things: 8/11-8/13

The final weekend before school starts back, make it a good one with help from Scott Manze and Richard Miller.


  1. Jumbo Shrimp vs. M-Braves, Thursday-Monday, Baseball Grounds
    • Football season may be starting, but baseball is still in full swing on the First Coast. A full slate for you to take in this weekend, including a bowlign shirt giveaway Saturday and “Guy Harvey Jersey Auction” on Sunday. 7:05 p.m., 6:05 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. first pitches this weekend.
  2. Back to School Taco Bar, Saturday 4-7 p.m., Brewz Atlantic Beach
    • Craft beer, free tacos and a school supply drive. Eat, drink and help the needy.
  3. What If UAB Had Hired Jimbo Fisher? from SB Nation
    • Get into the football mood by reading this hypothetical piece about the futures of FSU and CFB in general if UAB had lured Jimbo to Birmingham, and check out the rest of the special pieces on the wacky 2007 season.


1. The Tour de Pain begins Friday night! Even though I’m not a runner, I have heard about the difficulty of completing all three events in a 24-hour period. Friday is four miles at Jax Beach, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The following day is a 5K in the Baymeadows area with a 7 a.m. start. It concludes Saturday at 4:30 with a mile sizzler downtown. Or if you’d prefer, you can pick one and brag about a singular pain. Find out more here, regarding one of the area running signature events.

2. Saturday at the Museum and Gardens is the GAAM (Games, Art and Music) Adventure Show. One of its main goals is to bridge the gap between the video gaming and non-gaming community. It runs from 6 until 11 p.m.  Get more information here.  The adventure theme is focused on Zelda, Tomb Raider and Uncharted. The adults-only event will have charity art auctions, DJs, cosplay, food trucks, dancing, prizes and surprises.

3. The Jacksonville Cannons season ended two Saturdays ago, but two of the teams in their division play Saturday at 1 o’clock. And there’s a great chance the winner of Dallas at Raleigh can go on to win the AUDL championship. That’s how competitive the AUDL South has been this season.