2013 M Awards: Favorite Spirit Squad

cheerleader-yelling-into-megaphoneBack in my day – cheerleaders would actually lead cheers. All the hottest, most popular girls would be on the team and when the boys stopped playing games, they would hoop and holler and the crowd would yip and yap. It was a whole lot of ballyhoo, if you take my meaning. Nowadays they jiggle their parts and gyrate in sexy ways. It is disgusting. All those lustful body parts moving around and creating an uproar. I just can’t handle it. The kids these days are crazy.

Grizzlies Grannies and GrandpasFirst Place: 32.95%
Memphis Tigers Dance TeamSecond Place: 26.01%
Grizz GirlsThird Place: 23.12%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.

2013 M Award Winners:

Favorite Concessions
Favorite Place to Tailgate
Favorite Sporting Venue

Favorite Race
Most Memorable Moment
Favorite Annual Event
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget

Best Offbeat Moment
Best Musical Performance 

Best Place to Stock Up for the Big Game
Best Local Sports Bar/Restaurant
Favorite National Sports Bar/Restaurant
Best Place to Eat Before/After the Game

Best Place to Take the Team After a Victory
Best Place to Play Cards
Best Golf Course
Favorite Golf Store
Favorite Sporting Goods Store
Favorite Sports Apparel Store
Favorite Workout Facility

Favorite Healthy Store
Favorite Place to Spend a Nice Afternoon
Favorite Bike Shop
Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality
Favorite Local Sports Radio Program
Favorite Sports Talk Radio Segment
Favorite Local TV Sports Personality
Favorite Local Sports Website
Favorite Parody Sports Twitter
Favorite Local Sports Twitter
Favorite Mascot
Favorite Spirit Squad

VIDEO: Corey Maclin interviews Jackie Fargo

For the second time in less than two months, the Memphis Wrestling world is mourning the loss of one its most recognizable figures.

While “The Fabulous One” Jackie Fargo and announcer/promoter Corey Maclin will be remembered for impacting two different eras of Memphis Wrestling, the two did cross paths in 2006.

Back when Memphis Wrestling was still on television, Maclin traveled to Charlotte, N.C. where he got a rare TV interview with Fargo.

Watch Corey Maclin interview Jackie Fargo:

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Corey Maclin dead at age 43

Corey1Memphis Wrestling promoter, political candidate and media personality Corey Maclin, 43, was killed in a car crash in Mississippi late Tuesday night.  The Commercial Appeal reports that Maclin’s car rolled over just south of Sardis on Interstate 55 at approximately 10:30PM.

Corey was a mainstay in Memphis Wrestling for many, many years dating back to the old USWA days.  Maclin started as a ring announcer for the USWA program before becoming a co-host alongside Dave Brown.

Throughout the years, Corey’s role changed significantly in the wrestling business, as he became the booker & promoter for Memphis Wrestling.  Corey even brought Memphis Wrestling to primetime television.

Corey Maclin’s unique style of calling the action made him very fun to watch.  His enthusiasm would draw your attention to the television screen no matter who was in the ring.

Maclin also owned his own marketing firm & worked as a sports anchor for the local ABC affiliate. Maclin was married with six children.

The wrestling world & anyone touched by Corey Maclin are with a very heavy heart.

Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.

Photos: Press Conference Announcing Mike Miller’s Return To Memphis

Mike Miller is back in Memphis. He was reintroduced as a member of the Grizzlies at a press conference in the lobby of FedExForum.

Here are the best pictures from Miller’s return
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Is Los Angeles sports columnist T.J. Simers about to be fired?

simers on twitterThe sports columnist who Memphians love to hate is reportedly about to be fired from his job at the Los Angeles Times.

Simers became a villain in the Memphis area after he infamously acted like a heel pro wrestler during the past two Grizzlies-Clippers playoff series.

The Big Lead is reporting Simers has a meeting with management today.

According to Awful Announcing, Simers hasn’t written for the paper in over six weeks and is on leave following backlash for this video with Dwight Howard:

We will have more on this story as it develops.

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Email: kevin@memphisport.com

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MSL Interview: Justin Fuente talks about his Internet star quarterback, new uniforms and more

Photo by Justin Ford

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University of Memphis head football coach Justin Fuente joined Kevin Cerrito on MSL to talk about his Internet star QB Jacob Karam, the new Tigers uniforms, his new daughter, and more.

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Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter host MemphiSport Live (MSL) on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. MSL was voted 3rd Best Sports Radio Show in the 2010, 2011 & 2012 Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll.

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Shane Battier comments on Mike Miller’s return to the Memphis Grizzlies

Shane Battier, who had his own comeback tour with the Grizzlies in 2011, tweeted his thoughts about his former Memphis and Miami teammate Mike Miller making a return home to the Bluff City:

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MSL: 7.27.13

MSL courtHOUR 1:

(Segment 1) Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter recap the week’s big stories during the Starting 5.
(Segment 2) Memphis football coach Justin Fuente joins Cerrito to talk about his Internet star QB Jacob Karam, the new Tigers uniforms, his new daughter, and more.
(Segment 3) Aaron Keegan from Youth Villages stops in to preview the 8th Annual Dodge This! tournament.

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HOUR 2:

(Segment 1) Hang Up & Listen.
(Segment 2) TV/film critic and Oscarologist Greg Akers joins Cerrito to talk about Nashville and Memphis battling for film funding, Tennessee’s jock tax, and the best movies from July.
(Segment 3) Woohoos and Boos.


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Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter host MemphiSport Live (MSL) on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. MSL was voted 3rd Best Sports Radio Show in the 2010, 2011 & 2012 Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll.

Follow the MSL hosts on Twitter @cerrito @MHUNTER_FOX13

Five Memorable Moments From Mike Miller’s First Grizzlies Tenure

miller thumbnailMike Miller, the prodigal son of the Memphis Grizzlies, has decided to finally return home after three straight trips to the NBA Finals.  The highly coveted shooter in the 2013 free agent class selected Memphis over other championship contenders like Oklahoma City and Houston.  Miller spent five full seasons with the Grizzlies before playing for Minnesota, Washington, and Miami.

A lot has changed for the Grizzlies franchise in the time since Miller last played in Beale Street Blue. The Grizzlies have transformed from a pretender to serious championship contender. Memphis finally has a playoff win (18 to be exact). Rudy Gay is gone. A different Gasol is manning the paint.

It has been a while since Miller last played for the Grizzlies, and fans might not remember some of the memorable moments that Miller gave the city while the Grizzlies were still in their infancy as a NBA franchise in Memphis.

Here are the Top Five Most Memorable Mike Miller Moments from his days in Memphis…

2005-2006 Sixth Man of the Year:

One of the highlights of Miller’s Grizzlies tenure is not a moment, it’s a series of moments which led to him being crowned the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year during the ’05-06 season.  He received 501 out of 615 points, and 88 out of 123 first place votes.  It was not close that year as the runner up, Speedy Claxton, received just 205 points and only 12 first place votes.  That season, Miller averaged 13.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, and helped lead the Grizzlies to their third straight playoff appearance.

2007 three point contest:

Game 3 of the 2004 playoffs against the Spurs:

This was the first home NBA playoff game in Memphis history.  It was a crucial Game 3, since the Grizzlies were shellacked by the Spurs in the first two games of the series.  Memphis lost the two games in San Antonio by an average margin of 20.5 points.   With Memphis down 0-2 in their first ever first round series, and a chance to win the game, Miller took, what was then, the biggest three point shot in franchise history.  Everyone thought it was going in, after all he hits that shot all the time.  Unfortunately for him and Grizzlies fans everywhere, it clanked off the back of the rim all but ending the series against San Antonio.  Memphis went on to be swept in the next game.

45 point game against Golden State:

January 10, 2006:

Not necessarily a day that will live forever in NBA lore, but it is the day that the first ever triple-double was recorded in Memphis Grizzlies history since the team moved from Vancouver.  Miller dropped 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 99-85 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

CJ Hurt covers the NBA for Memphisport. Follow him @churtj09 for live tweets from games.

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2013 M Awards: Favorite Mascot

super-bear-19448268Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Super Grizz! Yes, it’s Super Grizz, strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal mascots. Super Grizz, who can change the course of mighty shooting droughts, bend rims in his bare hands; and who, disguised as Grizz, mild-mannered mascot for a great NBA ball club, fights a never ending battle for grit, grind, and wins!

Super GrizzFirst Place: 65.75%
PouncerSecond Place: 12.15%
TOM IIIThird Place: 10.50%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.

2013 M Award Winners:

Favorite Concessions
Favorite Place to Tailgate
Favorite Sporting Venue

Favorite Race
Most Memorable Moment
Favorite Annual Event
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget

Best Offbeat Moment
Best Musical Performance 

Best Place to Stock Up for the Big Game
Best Local Sports Bar/Restaurant
Favorite National Sports Bar/Restaurant
Best Place to Eat Before/After the Game

Best Place to Take the Team After a Victory
Best Place to Play Cards
Best Golf Course
Favorite Golf Store
Favorite Sporting Goods Store
Favorite Sports Apparel Store
Favorite Workout Facility

Favorite Healthy Store
Favorite Place to Spend a Nice Afternoon
Favorite Bike Shop
Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality
Favorite Local Sports Radio Program
Favorite Sports Talk Radio Segment
Favorite Local TV Sports Personality
Favorite Local Sports Website
Favorite Parody Sports Twitter
Favorite Local Sports Twitter