Now is going to be one of those times.
Backstory: My dear Gran played basketball for all four years of her little Mississippi high school career. After marrying my Papaw, moving to Memphis and having three kids, she fell in love with University of Memphis basketball around the mid 1950's, and has watched every game ever since.
My dear 5 foot nothing Gran. I love this picture of her.Basketball has been ingrained in me since I was little. I never played, but I always enjoyed watching the games with my family.
Imagine their sheer joy when I chose to go to the U of M instead of my previously chosen other U of M that also goes by Ole Miss.
The infamous 2008 NCAA Final FourPretty soon, I applied and did public relations for the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team. We sucked, but I did not care. I loved being at the games, and I loved what this team was trying to do for the city of Memphis, just like the Memphis Tigers have done for the city of Memphis.Trust me, back when we were lucky to win, I saw quite a share of die hard fans.
Now, ten years since coming to town, the Griz are in the playoffs.
AND WINNING 3-2 no less.
Holy shiz, I've never been so excited in my life.
Well, I can think of one time, ahem, making the NCAA Final Four Championship and setting a record of 39-1 wins in all NCAA history, but you know, that never happened.
So, some basketball bitterness aside, I am proud to be rooting on my Grizzlies tonight and pumped that basketball season is still in session.