Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I will try to predict the outcome of every Grizzlies game this year against the spread. The nice thing about the Grizzlies is that you probably will be catching more points than not.
The Grizz are going for their first home opener win since the move to Memphis. I was hoping we could throw an early one for the hometeam, however, after what I read this morning, I don't think I can do that.
It's early-season NBA, and that usually means a whole lot of loafing. But last night Manu Ginobili was predicting up to 65 wins for the Spurs this year, which tells me they've already set some lofty goals for the regular season. And to win 65, you can't lose many that you are supposed to win. And the Spurs are supposed to beat Memphis. And they have Tim Duncan. And that's all you really need to know.
Well, I guess the good news is that he didn't say 70.
****Bonus --> with a Total of 202, I'd look to hit up that high side.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Since I've been living in the Memphis area for - oh, I don't know - maybe 45 minutes now, I couldn't help but notice some of the Grizzlies' new advertisements around town. Now, I'm sure that this has been covered, but I must question the artistic direction that the Grizzlies' marketing staff took with the 'New Game' campaign.
I understand the 'New Game' aspect: new coach, new style - lots of newsy-ness. And that's fine. But what is up with this romance-novel style artwork on the billboards? Stoudamire looks like someone dumped a bag of dirt over his head, while Pau's sporting a Fabio-esque hairstyle that makes me think that he'll be starring in a Broadway performance of Antony and Cleopatra. Mike Miller looks like Ryan Perilloux hit him in the eye.
At least it caught my attention, which is what I guess billboard advertising is supposed to do. Memphis may not have the best NBA team, but it does have dirtiest.