Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Good Luck Tonight!


In China the word for good luck is FU.

I am not making this up. I'm not smart enough to make up something like that. Somehow that dichotomy works in the NBA with good luck and FU being linked together. Sort of the yin and yang of the lottery. China also believes the #8 is the luckiest number. How lucky? Well consider this: the Beijing Olympics opens on August 8th. That date is 08/08/08 for the mathematically challenged. It may just be a coincidence but the players drafted by the Grizzlies will be playing in the team's 8th season in Memphis this coming year. That has to be lucky right? I mean 1.3 billion people can't be wrong can they?

In ancient Rome the philosopher Seneca wrote that 'Luck is when preparation meets opportunity." Well Memphis has been preparing for this opportunity for quite a while. The city is due some good luck and tonight might just be the opportunity people have been waiting for. Italians believe that the bulls horn is a sign of luck. It supposedly protects you from the 'evil eye.' It is doubtful that Spaniards see the horn as being quite so lucky. With the Grizzlies' connection to Spain perhaps the horn isn't the best good luck charm for tonight


The Irish are legendary for their luck. Memphis has never really had a strong connection with Ireland (outside of a few excellent Irish pubs) but we do have Chris Wallace now who worked with the Celtics for quite a few years. Perhaps he has some Irish in him. We need him (and not Rudy Gay) to be lucky. Chris will be seeing the results first after all. He represents the Grizzlies when the actual lottery drawing is held.

I also believe Jackie (my new favorite Dance team member) has a little Irish in her family tree. Maybe I will get lucky and see her at the lottery party!


Whatever you believe in, Memphis needs some luck tonight. I hope everyone will use whatever talisman they think will help so the Grizzlies fortunes can change for the best. Remember that the Grizzlies will be hosting lottery parties at the Downtown Flying Saucer and the Cordova Flying Saucer. Festivities begin at 6:00 pm and the lottery scheduled to occur sometime between 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Trivia challenges, prizes, dance team members and Grizzlies personnel are all supposed to be at the events.

Sixthman's Cheat Sheat:

Prior to the 7th pick:
-0 teams skipped: we pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th.
-1 team skipped: we pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th or 7th.
-2 teams skipped: we pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th or 7th.
-3 teams skipped: we pick 7th.

Prior to the 6th pick, and we're still not on the board:
-0 teams skipped: we pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th.
-1 team skipped: we pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th or 6th.
-2 teams skipped: we pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 6th.

Prior to the 5th pick, and we're still not on the board:
-0 teams skipped: we pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th.
-1 team skipped: we pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 5th.
-2 teams skipped: we pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 5th.

Prior to the 4th pick, and we're still not on the board:
-0 teams skipped: we pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th.
-1 team skipped: we pick 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
-2 teams skipped: we pick 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.

Prior to the 3rd pick, and we're still not on the board:
-We pick 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.

Prior to the 2nd pick, and we're still not on the board:
-We pick 1st or 2nd.

Prior to the 1st pick, and we're still not on the board:
-We pick 1st.

BallHype: hype it up!

12 comments:

secaucus rawkus said...

c'mon baby

Jackie said...

Tracy's name is actually Jackie. But I love you guys too!

Anonymous said...

chip is such a player. See chip play! We knew all that bickering with PMI would eventually turn into something good, apparently some of PMI's smoothness with the ladies has rubbed off on chip.

Thanks for the cheat sheet. Now i know exactly when i can begin cursing.

Chip Crain said...

http://www.mrsanotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/anna-nicole-marshall.jpg

A picture of the player in action!

cehoward said...

Good luck. I watched last year, I watched the Lebron year. I'm not watching this year. My heart can't take it!!

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I CAN'T BELIEVE WE GOT SCREWED AGAIN!

GrizzledGrizzFan said...

FU - how appropriate.

Grizz eff'd again.

cehoward said...

I guess we didn't break the curse this year. Maybe next year. Probably be a Bargnani draft!

Anonymous said...

+1 with what GGF said. The lottery is rigged. Grizz get the screws again. It's a wonder any riots broke out.

PMI said...

Ha..

I google PMI and Grizzlies and this is one of 8 links that comes up.

I'm a celebrity.

And apparently...I'm smooth too. :-)

telefonsex said...

Good Job! :)

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