I dunno, the old Grizzly was pretty badass. But I kinda like the "Undead Smokey the Bear" thing they've got going on here.
Pat Tillman, rest in peace.
I don't think you understand how hard it is to drive a brand into the ground, and erode the popular support that has flourished for over thirty years. I get up early. And I don't go to bed until I've made some very poor decisions.
Nice to see Memphis is getting a new minor-league baseball team. Oh...snap...
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: they needed to change the team's nickname to something more Memphis-y and less Canadian northwoods-esque. Memphis is known for a lotta things: Elvis, Lawler, Showboats football(!), riverboats and blues, my stepdad, the Tigers (I still have trouble not calling 'em "Memphis State"), Graceland, kickass barbecue...but NOT BEARS.
Let the re-merchandising begin...wonder what they'll do to satisfy the current throwback rage.
Star wipe, and...we're out. Thrillin' ain't easy.
THE THRILL ACW-NWA Wisconsin Home Video Technical Director...& A2NWO 4 Life! (Click the big G or here to hear the Packers Fight Song in RealAudio...or try .AU, .WAV or .MIDI!)
They could always have resurrected the HoundDogs....Heck, they have Jerry West. Call them the "Memphis Logos."
"If we will keep closing our eyes to evil, then that evil will defeat us tomorrow. Unfortunately there's more hatred in men than love. Those who murder understand only force and nothing else. And the only force that is able to stand against them is the American democracy."- Marek Edelman, last surviving leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
"The Geneva Conventions are so outdated and are written so broadly that they have become a sword used by terrorists to kill civilians, rather than a shield to protect civilians from terrorists. These international laws have become part of the problem, rather than part of the solution."- Alan Dershowitz
I'm presuming that Shaq can keep Spree in line for a short run, since if it doesn't pan out he can go feed his family elsewhere after this season. But I can understand from Miami's standpoint why they're making this move.