Twelve games in, we’re 10-2. I honestly can’t say I’m surprised, but it’s also hard to believe it’s for real. Having grown up on overly lofty preseason expectations for hardly mediocre teams (Vanderbilt, pre-2010 Grizzlies, Titans), I could’ve predicted mid-October: “Yeah, we’ll be 10-2,” but would’ve been content with 7-5, frustrated but not jumping ship (something I would never do). Yet, here we are sitting at 10 wins to only 2 losses (one of thoseREAD MORE
This morning at 10:00am, the voice of the Grizzlies, Pete Pranica, introduced 34-year-old billionaire and self-proclaimed NBA “uber fan” Robert Pera as the new Chairman of the Memphis Grizzlies. Pera’s close friend Jason Levien, the “old” one of the group at age 41, will serve as the CEO of the newly formed Memphis Basketball, LLC that operates the Memphis Grizzlies and the FedEx Forum. The two men will oversee the two-dozen or so local celebrityREAD MORE
Lost in all the recent talk about John Jenkins’ decision on whether to forego his senior year or return to Vanderbilt was Ross “Jumpstop” Montague’s own difficult decision.
The 6′ 5″ 190 lb. combo player can play the 2-5 positions on the court and has been a dominant force on the Vanderbilt rec league courts since the fall of 2008. While there was talk of his declaring for the draft after his Sophomore year, theREAD MORE
I confess, last night, I may have given up. I was unable to watch the game (Vanderbilt desperately needs to get Fox Sports South), and resorted to following the game on my phone. Obviously, gamecasts do not tell the entire story, but it looked ugly. Thirteen points in a quarter? Terrible. But the next two quarters were not a whole lot better. When I stopped watching, we were down 22 in the fourth quarter. Surely,READ MORE
The following is a text I received on Christmas morning: “Merry Christmas Michael! Hope you are having a good day and watching some NBA!”
And that just about sums up my day yesterday. The gift giving (and receiving) were just about overshadowed by the thrill of the long-awaited opening day. The combination of these two was almost just too much for me to handle. So much joy, hope, and excitement for the new year. Just toREAD MORE
Happy Hollinsdays. The NBA is back. But did it ever really leave? With the new season the NBA brings its over-hyped, big-market, “super-teams” with it. Last year’s was the Heat (Remember the “Heat Index?”). This year’s is undoubtedly the Clippers AKA “Lob City.”
I’m really down on Lob City. The only thing that makes me want to watch them in their season opener is that I get to listen to the unbelievably honest Jeff Van GundyREAD MORE
Grizzlife started around this day, two years ago. The Grizzlies were pretty bad then–only 8 months removed from the end of a 24-58 season–and had about as much depth as a sorority girl.
With the recent injury to Darrell Arthur, we don’t have much (maybe the depth of the YMCA deep end?) more when it comes to a bench. But it’s Grizzmas–a time of the year wonderful enough to make even Big Shot Bob see aREAD MORE
One season removed from a second-round playoff appearance, there are a number of key questions facing the Memphis Grizzlies heading into the 2011-2012 season. Will a healthy Rudy Gay be able to seamlessly transition into the offensive flow or will he disrupt the team’s mojo? What will the loss of Shane Battier, a seasoned veteran, mean for the team? Will Marc Gasol still play with fire now that he isn’t in a contract year?
The mostREAD MORE
In the few days since I’ve been back in Cashville, there have been a flurry of questions thrown my way: How was your summer? What’d you do? Excited to be a senior? (Hell no! This means I’m a real person with real responsibilities in about eight more months. Have you ever seen how excited business school students are to be back in a college environment? I have, and it does not have me juiced toREAD MORE