2015 M Awards: Favorite Team

May 25, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen (9) Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11) Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) and Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50) take a walk off the court in game three of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at FedEx Forum. San Antonio Spurs defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93, and lead the series 3-0.  Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

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Now it is official. After years of spirited conversation, debate, and full fledged arguments we know which team runs Hoop City.  Memphis was  “Tiger Town” for so long that most doubted that this day would ever happen.  The Memphis Grizzlies are now the favorite team in Memphis, politely knocking the Tigers basketball program from the tops of the ranks.  What is more impressive is that Justin Fuente and the University of Memphis football team (fresh off of an American Athletic Conference Championship) leapfrogged Tigers basketball also.

Memphis Grizzlies, First Place: 68%
University of Memphis Football, Second Place:13.4%
University of Memphis Basketball, Third Place: 11.2%

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2015 M Awards: Best Dressed

marc-gasolSeeing Marc Gasol in a Grizz jersey makes every Grizzlies fan happy.  There was a brief period of time when we did not know if Marc would return Memphis.  The good thing is Marc will remain in the Bluff City for at least another five year’s.

Marc Gasol in a Grizzlies jersey, First Place: 29.1%
Mike Conley in his mask, Second Place: 24.6%
Tony Allen in his robe, Third Place: 23.5%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily from July 13th to July 18th for this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters M Awards winners.  The M Awards are presented by the 18th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

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2015 M Awards: Favorite Spirit Squad

grannyIf you have never seen the Grizzlies Grannies and Grandpas perform you are missing out. They can straight get it and they are one of the best parts about any Grizzlies games.  However, Tony Allen walking through the Warriors dance team was epic, so epic that there was a full day of fans posting the Grind Father walking through random things.

Grizzlies Grannies and Grandpas, First Place: 26.5%
Grizz Girls, Second Place:  25.4%
Any dance team that Tony Allen walks through, Third Place: 15.5%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily from July 13th to July 18th for this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters M Awards winners.  The M Awards are presented by the 18th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

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2015 M Awards: Best Musical Performance

ricktrotterOf all the musical performances, Rick Trotter’s rendition of the National Anthem was the one Memphians liked the most.  Trotter is a true Renaissance Man.  Not only is he the voice of the Grizzlies and an awesome singer, but he does an annual segment on Cerrito Live too.


Rick Trotter’s National Anthem before Grizzlies-Portland Game 1, 
First Place: 33.5%
Bret Michaels pregame concert in Tiger Lane, Second Place: 20.2%
Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush and Frayser Boy at Grizzlies Opening Night,  Third Place: 19.1%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily from July 13th to July 18th for this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters M Awards winners.  The M Awards are presented by the 18th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

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2015 M Awards: Most Memorable Moment

conley maskOf all the sports moments in the Bluff City, Mike Conley’s Game 2 performance against the eventual NBA Champion Golden State Warriors was the one you all found most memorable.  The heart and toughness Conley displayed was simply awe inspiring.

The surprise of the year in the Memphis sports realm has to be the University of Memphis Tigers football team, who managed to get two moments in the top three in this year’s M Awards.

Mike Conley’s performance in Game 2 vs. Golden State, First Place: 32.8%
Memphis Football winning the AAC, Second Place: 25%
Miami Beach Bowl Brawl, Third Place: 12.8%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily from July 13th to July 18th for this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters M Awards winners.  The M Awards are presented by the 18th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

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2015 M Awards: Moment We Would Most Like To Forget

Mike-Conley-050615The Grizzlies playoff fate was dealt a serious blow when Mike Conley took that inadvertent elbow courtesy of CJ McCollum in Game three of the Portland Trailblazers series.  His swollen face kept him out of the rest of the Portland series and probably cost the Grizz against the Golden State Warriors also.  Who knows how things would have went had Conley been healthy for that series.

Mike Conley getting his face busted, First Place: 27.3%
Grizzlies losing the 2 seed, Second Place: 20.2%
Tigers brawl at the MIA Beach Bowl, Third Place: 18.6%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily from July 13th to July 18th for this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters M Awards winners.  The M Awards are presented by the 18th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

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2015 M Awards: Best New Addition to the Memphis Sports Scene

outdoorhub-after-10-years-in-the-making-bass-pro-opens-its-pyramid-shaped-superstore-2015-04-29_15-43-28The Pyramid sat empty on the banks of the Mississippi for what seemed like an eternity.  Then something magical happened and Bass Pro came in, renovated it, and the fun began.  The Pyramid used to be home to Tigers and Grizzlies games. Now, it is home to Uncle Bucks Fish Bowl and Grill, The Big Cyprus Lodge, and a Cyprus Swamp Waterfowl Habitat.

Bass Pro Pyramid, First Place: 35.9%
Grizzlies wrestling belts, Second Place: 23.2%
AAC Trophy, Third Place: 12.2%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily from July 13th to July 18th for this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters M Awards winners.  The M Awards are presented by the 18th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

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2015 M Awards: Best Offbeat Moment

jtThere were several offbeat moments this year, but when Justin Timberlake politely corrected a person on Twitter who called him a bandwagon fan using #WigSnatch the resulting reactions were epic.  Everyone began using #WigSnatch in their own tweets and everyday jargon.  T-shirts were made and we were all introduced to the best offbeat moment we have seen in a long time.

Justin Timberlake calling a Twitter follower a #Wigsnatch, First Place: 31.7%
Tony Allen walks through a cheer team in Golden State, Second Place:  30.6%
Bongo Lady on Good Morning America, Third Place: 13.7%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily from July 13th to July 18th for this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters M Awards winners.  The M Awards are presented by the 18th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

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2015 M Awards: Best Game

 

mem vs errybodyIt was a great year for the Memphis Grizzlies, even with the injuries in the playoffs.  It appears that the Bluff City is a Memphis Grizzlies town now with the Grizz sweeping the Best Game category in this year’s M Awards.

Game 2 of Grizzlies vs. Warriors, “Mike Conley’s Return”, First Place: 30.9%
Game 3 of Grizzlies vs. Warriors, “Memphis vs. Errrybody”, Second Place: 23.8%
Grizzlies vs. Spurs Triple OT Game, Third Place: 20.4%

Visit MemphiSport.com daily from July 13th to July 18th for this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters M Awards winners.  The M Awards are presented by the 18th Annual Sports Ball Black-Tie Tennis Shoe Gala.

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Playing Hurt Podcast: Let’s Fix the Memphis Grizzlies

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