Friday, October 19, 2007

Links: Zombie Walk, Grizz/Fan Blogs

For those of you who are already planning on attending Opening Night -- Kudos. For those of you who need a little persuasion, how about a free ticket? All you have to do is contact Kyle Knox by Wednesday, October 24th and participate in the Zombie Walk. Opening Night is Halloween, for those of you blissfully unaware of what October 31st is, so they want to see fans in all their Fright Night best.

Duane Craig is going to be there as early at 3:30pm possibly to apply make-up shades and/or gel-10 - liquid latex for gory goodness. There will have plenty of fake blood to go around, plus it's my new mixture that is detergent based....that means it washes clean compared to most fake bloods that heavily stain.
Sounds like a lot of fun and is definitely worth it to get a free seat to see the Memphis Grizzlies take on the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.

I want to use the rest of this post to direct you to some other Grizzlies-related blogs out there on the information superhighway. Plenty of websites and blogs have helped us along the way, so who am I not to return the favor?

Grizz Blogs -- This is a product of the Memphis Grizzlies organization, as they have employed the writing talents of G/F Casey Jacobsen, play-by-play announcer Pete Pranica, Publications & Communications Manager Graham Kendrick and fan blogger Chris Avis (a former ball-boy and intern with the Grizzlies) for this new venture. I enjoyed reading Pranica's thoughts last season on and am very pleased that they are expounding their scope to include other perspectives from within the organization.

Michael Conley's Blog -- You can read about what the young PG goes through in adjusting to the league on his Yardbarker blog, as well as get the inside scoop on jokes about teammates too.

Warrick's World -- Another Yardbarker blog that gives you insight into a player -- in this case F Hakim Warrick.

Kinsey Speaks -- For now you can read Tarence Kinsey's thoughts on his Blogger account here, although I believe he will be posting under the Grizz Blogs page in the near future.
Beyond the Arc (Chris Herrington) -- This is the blog that inspired me to start Shades of Blue, so make sure you tell him thanks (or thanks for nothing, whichever it might be). Chris consistently brings a fresh outlook on the team and is a quality writer to boot.

Beale Street Beat -- Another quality fan blog that helped inspire me, the brain-child of Thomas McKee is a good source for news and commentary on the Grizzlies.

Grizzlies Nation -- Fellow Message Board poster MemphisX is the purveyor of this fine fan site. We don't always agree, but I don't think either of us misses a word the other one types.

Those are the ones that post consistently that I check often, so be sure to let me know if there are any out there that I'm missing. Also check out the Grizzlies Message Board, where you can find some quality discussion amid the rampant homerism and inside jokes. Just be aware that "Calm down Turbo" is a warning best heeded.

UPDATE: Excellent interview with Michael (don't call me Mike or Jr) Conley on where discusses that nasty dribbling exhibition that showed up on YouTube

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While the you tube dribbling video has been out there since last month, I had not seen it until last night when I found the interview with Conley about it and posted it on the Griz messageboard. I had never seen a drill like that and I thought his skills were amazing.