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Beyond the Arc Podcast #84: The Dillon Brooks Era

Beyond the Arc Podcast #84: The Dillon Brooks Era

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about: The dawning of the Dillon Brooks era Chandler Parsons' new life as the Grizzlies' backup power forward The injury to JaMychal Green, and whether Jarell Martin is ready to step into his role immediately The void left by Tony Allen's departure and the emotional tribute during Wednesday night's game The development of Andrew Harrison The Grizzlies two big upcoming games against the Warriors and Rockets The Beyond the Arc podcast is available on iTunes, so you can subscribe there! It'd be great if...
Beale Street Bears Oct 19, 2017

Memphis Grizzlies shoot down Pelicans in home opener

A Tony Allen homecoming was one to witness, but the Memphis Grizzlies shot down the Pelicans 103-91 in front of a sell out crowd at FedEx Forum.  The Memphis Grizzlies opened up the 2017 NBA season in Memphis on Wednesday night at FedEx Forum in front of a sell-out crowd. A game highlighted by the […] Memphis Grizzlies shoot down Pelicans in home opener - Beale Street Bears - Beale Street Bears - A Memphis Grizzlies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Grizzle Bear Blues Oct 18, 2017
Grizzlies top Pelicans on Opening Night 103-91

Grizzlies top Pelicans on Opening Night 103-91

Tony Allen comes back to Memphis and takes a loss at the hands of Mike Conley and the Grizzlies. The emotion of the night was clear with Tony Allen’s return to the Grindhouse he helped build as the new-look Memphis Grizzlies pulled out a double-digit win over the New Orleans Pelicans 103-91 in the first game of the season for both teams. First Quarter The game started off great for the Grizzlies. Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are still good at basketball. Mike Conley dropped in 10 points in the first quarter alone, in just 8 minutes. Marc Gasol was on the court throwing dimes down the floor...
Welcome to Loud City Oct 18, 2017
Sherman’s Short Shots: I survived the Grindhouse

Sherman’s Short Shots: I survived the Grindhouse

He wasn’t one of mine, but it didn’t matter. The first time I watched an opposing player go against my favorite team and, simply by virtue of his performance made me change my fandom forever, it was 1986. That player scored 63 points against my beloved championship-bound Celtics team, and his name was Michael Jordan. The second time such an unexpectedly inverted event happened, his name was Tony Allen. How is that possible? Tony Allen is a career role player who can’t really dribble, pass, or shoot, has a shooting range out to about 16 feet (as a shooting guard!), can’t make 3’s...
Grizzle Bear Blues Oct 18, 2017
Tony Allen Writes Open Letter to Memphis

Tony Allen Writes Open Letter to Memphis

TA leaves a heartfelt message for Memphis on The Players’ Tribune. Today was already going to be an sentimental day for Grizzly fans and Tony Allen. It will be his first game since 2010 inside FedExForum in which he’s not wearing the #9 Grizzlies uniform. To show his appreciation to the Grizzlies and their fans for the last 7 years, Tony posted an article on The Players’ Tribune earlier this morning titled “Memphis” and it is as amazing as you would expect a Tony Allen written article to be. The article shows that Memphis meant as much to Tony as he did to the city of Memphis. ...
Grizzle Bear Blues Oct 17, 2017
The Grizz Fan’s Hater’s Guide: Atlantic Division

The Grizz Fan’s Hater’s Guide: Atlantic Division

We kick off our highly sarcastic look at every team in the NBA with the Atlantic Division. The NBA season is almost upon us. The first games will be played tonight, and the Grizzlies will kick off the season tomorrow night, when Tony Allen and the New Orleans Pelicans visit FedExForum. To help get you ready for the start of the season, Grizzly Bear Blues is bringing you the Grizz Fans Hater’s Guide, a succinct look at every team in the NBA with a review of their 2016-17 season and the changes they made in the offseason. We kick off the Hater's Guide in the Eastern Conference with the...
Grizzle Bear Blues Oct 17, 2017
Merry Grizzmas Eve: Previewing the 2017-2018 Memphis Grizzlies

Merry Grizzmas Eve: Previewing the 2017-2018 Memphis Grizzlies

The 2017-2018 season is upon us. What will it all mean for the Grizzlies? Once again it’s Grizzmas Eve, ladies and gentlemen. And this year feels just a little bit different. Mostly because of the things you already know. Gone are Memphis Grizzlies icons Zach Randolph and Tony Allen, as well as future Hall of Famer Vince Carter. Tyreke Evans, Ben McLemore, and Mario Chalmers have arrived. Chandler Parsons is somehow now a bench big, James Ennis III is somehow now a starter, and Memphis just yesterday waived its 2016 1st round pick (Wade Baldwin IV) and a guy they just signed to a...
Grizzle Bear Blues Oct 16, 2017
Grit and Grind Ain’t Dead

Grit and Grind Ain’t Dead

It’s still with us. When Tony Allen said, “It’s just all heart. Grit. Grind.” it was so emblematic of the striving in this city it became our core mantra. As Allen recently put it, “...that’s the way I live, that’s the way I carry myself. You know, I grind for my family, I grind for the people I love. It’s a way of life.” And in our largely blue collar city this resonates, it is our way of life. But, in the off season the Grizzlies organization did not noticeably contend for the Grindfather Tony Allen and the toughest power-forward in the game Zach Randolph. The public...
Grizzle Bear Blues Oct 13, 2017
Recap: Grizzlies Roll New Orleans 142-101

Recap: Grizzlies Roll New Orleans 142-101

Tony Allen is back in his first appearance as a Pelican in Memphis The Grindfather was back in the building tonight, but it was only as a spectator as the Memphis Grizzlies got a commanding victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, 142-101. The Grizzlies and Pelicans both looked a bit out of sync early on, the Grizzlies especially so. Marc Gasol got the Grizzlies first basket with about 8:30 left in the quarter. Wade Baldwin got the start at the 2 spot like Andrew Harrison did last game. Wade, Marc, and Mike Conley each had threes to help give the Grizzlies a 34-24 lead at the end of the...
Beale Street Bears Oct 13, 2017

Memphis Grizzlies: Tony Allen, Grit ‘n’ Grind Forever

Memphis Grizzlies announced that former shooting guard Tony “Grindfather” Allen will join Zach Randolph and have his jersey in the rafters at FedEx Fourm. On Thursday morning the Memphis Grizzlies announced that former shooting guard Tony Allen will have his number retired and in the rafters next to Zach Randolph. A lot of people will […] Memphis Grizzlies: Tony Allen, Grit ‘n’ Grind Forever - Beale Street Bears - Beale Street Bears - A Memphis Grizzlies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Grizzle Bear Blues Oct 12, 2017
Grizzlies announce Tony Allen’s #9 jersey will be retired

Grizzlies announce Tony Allen’s #9 jersey will be retired

The Grindfather’s number will be in the rafters some day. The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that Tony Allen’s #9 jersey will one day be retired and hung from the rafters in FedExForum. The announcement comes the day before Allen returns with his new team, the New Orleans Pelicans, for a preseason game and six days before the same Pelicans return to Memphis for the regular season opener. Here is Robert Pera, Controlling Owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, on Tony’s number being retired. ...I would like to thank him for his incredible contributions to the Grizzlies and the unique way...
Beale Street Bears Oct 11, 2017

Should the Memphis Grizzlies use Chandler Parsons off the bench?

The Memphis Grizzlies recently performed an experiment where they had Chandler Parsons come off the bench. Is it the right call? Dave Fizdale likes to experiment with lineups. Remember last year when the Memphis Grizzlies epically fell to Brooklyn while starting Brandan Wright and Andrew Harrison instead of JaMychal Green and Tony Allen? Or when […] Should the Memphis Grizzlies use Chandler Parsons off the bench? - Beale Street Bears - Beale Street Bears - A Memphis Grizzlies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Beale Street Bears Oct 7, 2017

Memphis Grizzlies 2017-18 Player Preview: Ben McLemore

As the regular season approaches, we’ll take a look at each player on the Memphis Grizzlies. Could Ben McLemore benefit from a change of scenery? After seven seasons of Tony Allen, the Memphis Grizzlies have shifted their focus towards the future. Their first step in finding the shooting guard of the future was signing Ben […] Memphis Grizzlies 2017-18 Player Preview: Ben McLemore - Beale Street Bears - Beale Street Bears - A Memphis Grizzlies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pelican Debrief Sep 29, 2017

Is Tony Allen The “It” Factor New Orleans Has Been Missing?

When the Pelicans inked Tony Allen to a one-year $2.3 million deal this offseason, they knew what they were bargaining for; a veteran big who can space the floor and help anchor a defense. Coming into his 14th NBA season the long-time swingman currently has just one thing on his mind…. winning. Now, with New […] Is Tony Allen The “It” Factor New Orleans Has Been Missing? - Pelican Debrief - Pelican Debrief - A New Orleans Pelicans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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