2012 M Awards: Favorite Team

We have done it. Another year of the M Awards. As it does every year, the Tigers will take home the top prize again this year. Though the margin of victory is getting closer every year. In any case, I don’t think the Tigers have anything to fear from the third place Rebels with a meager 5.26%. I would sing the “I’m so glad” song but I truly don’t know all the words… So here is my favorite pre-Jimi Jamison Survivor song…

Risin’ up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You change your passion for glory
Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the cream of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watchin’ us all in the eye of the tiger.

Memphis Tigers BasketballFirst Place: 49.23%
Memphis GrizzliesSecond Place: 31.58%
Ole Miss FootballThird Place: 5.26%

Best song to listen to while contemplating this category… Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. So what do you think, Memphis? Did you get it right? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

The 2012 M Award Winners

Favorite Concessions: FedExForum
Favorite Place To Tailgate: Tiger Lane
Favorite Sporting Venue: FedExForum
Favorite Race: St. Jude Marathon
Best Game: Grizzlies Game 6 Win
Most Memorable Moment: University of Memphis Gets Invitation to the Big East
Favorite Annual Event: Memphis Madness
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget: Grizzlies Game 1 Collapse to the Clippers
Best Offbeat Moment: Josh Pastner Accidentally Tweeting Out “Tony Parker”
Best Musical Performance: Ellen, St. Jude Patient, Singing the National Anthem at a Grizzlies Game
Best Place To Stock Up For The Big Game: Kroger
Best Local Sports Bar/Restaurant: Huey’s
Best National Sports Bar/Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place To Eat Before/After The Game: Huey’s
Best Place To Take The Team After A Victory: Memphis Pizza Cafe
Best Place To Play Cards: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
Best Golf Course: TPC Southwind
Favorite Golf Store: Edwin Watts Golf
Favorite Sporting Goods Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Favorite Sports Apparel Store: Tiger Bookstore
Favorite Workout Facility: YMCA
Favorite Healthy Store: Whole Foods Market
Favorite Place To Spend A Nice Afternoon: The Memphis Zoo
Favorite Bike Shop: Outdoors, Inc
Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality: Gary Parrish, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local Sports Radio Program: The Gary Parrish Show with Geoff Calkins
Favorite Sports Talk Radio Segment: Harvard/Horn Lake Trivia, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local TV Sports Personality: Geoff Calkins, Sports Files
Best Sports Website: memphisroar.com
Best Fantasy Sports Twitter: @FantasyLapides
Best Local Sports Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS
Favorite Sports Radio Station: 92.9 ESPN
Favorite Mascot: Super Grizz
Favorite Spirit Squad: Memphis Tigers Dance Team
Best Hair: Gary Parrish
Favorite Fighter: Jerry Lawler
Favorite Golfer: John Daly
Favorite Baseball Player: Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants
Favorite Football Player: DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
Favorite Basketball Player: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Most Hated Rival: John Calipari
Favorite Athlete: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Favorite Coach: Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers
Favorite Team: Memphis Tigers Basketball

Check back here daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.

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