Renaming Straight Outta Vancouver: Time for a change.

Change is coming to Straight Outta Vancouver: Later this week, the site will have a new name.

The Vancouver Grizzlies were established for the 1995–1996 NBA season. They moved and became the Memphis Grizzlies before the 2001–2002 season. They’ve been in Memphis now for twice as long as they were in Vancouver, and they’ve established deep roots in Memphis that (we hope) will keep them here for as long as there’s an NBA.

So.

The time has come for a name that looks forward to the future of the Grizzlies—in Memphis—and references what they are, instead of where they started. The teal and the black was fun while it lasted (just ask Shareef Abdur-Rahim), but Vancouver was a long time ago.

We’ll be renaming the blog within the next week. It’s going to be awesome. I’m proud of the work that every one of our contributors does, and I’m proud of our community of passionate, knowledgeable Grizzlies fans. Changing the name is only going to help us move onwards and upwards.

Stay tuned! It’s an exciting time to be a part of SOV!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Grizzly Bear Blues

You must be a member of Grizzly Bear Blues to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Grizzly Bear Blues. You should read them.

Join Grizzly Bear Blues

You must be a member of Grizzly Bear Blues to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Grizzly Bear Blues. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker