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Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:00 am

Elvis loved his Memphis Tigers, where I attend classes. Jerry Schilling was a football player at Memphis when it was called Memphis State. Elvis used to hang out in the 70's at the Uof M and played raquetball and chased the coeds around. There's a pic of Elvis with the cheerleaders in the 70's.

Elvis got the idea of his Tiger jumpsuit from the Memphis mascot. The leaping tiger is practically the same as the UM logo.

Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:20 am

Thanks for posting that.

Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:53 am

Very interesting. Will this be aired on ESPN?

Re: Something new about Elvis you may not know!

Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:06 am

Jay33 wrote:I saw this in the NY Dailey news about the Memphis Tigers basketball team going into the ncaa tournament. I copied only the beginning which talks about a recent trip by their coach to Graceland and a priovate tour given to him by George Klein. I found this information interesting and to some probably new.

MEMPHIS — The parade of cars drove through the gates of Graceland, making its way up the driveway to the big house on the hill.
Elvis Presley's home was closed to the public, but Memphis coach John Calipari had arranged for a private tour of this shrine for ESPN, which was filming two weeks of Tiger basketball for "The Season."

The tour guide was nattily dressed George Klein, the best man in Elvis' wedding, a host at a local casino and a longtime Memphis basketball junkie.

For Klein, this was a labor of love. "If Elvis was alive today, he'd be a huge Memphis fan," Klein told Calipari.

Presley was a huge pro football fan before Klein introduced him to Wilt Chamberlain. "Elvis actually wanted to give a scholarship to the basketball team," Klein said. "But when we called, the university said the money had to be allocated to athletics in general and couldn't be earmarked for one sport.

"In the end, Elvis wound up giving an autographed picture to Wayne Yates, who was the coach at the time. Whenever Wayne would visit a recruit, he'd show the picture and tell them, 'Elvis is on our side.'"


I knew hew was a fan of his hometown Tigers but meeting Wilt Chamberlan I never knew about.


I don't hink it was insinuated that Elvis MET Chamberlain...........just that Klein made Elvis aware of him.

Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:37 pm

The tour guide was nattily dressed George Klein, the best man in Elvis' wedding, a host at a local casino and a longtime Memphis basketball junkie.


Best man at Elvis' wedding? That's news to me, lol.

Lisa

Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:44 pm

Lisa_Marie wrote:
The tour guide was nattily dressed George Klein, the best man in Elvis' wedding, a host at a local casino and a longtime Memphis basketball junkie.


Best man at Elvis' wedding? That's news to me, lol.

Lisa


GK tends to forget those little details. They only get in the way. :lol: