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GameThread: Humanity vs. The End of The Mayan Calendar.

Bryant "Big Country" Reeves, wearing the teal and black. Harbinger of the Mayan Apocalypse.
Bryant "Big Country" Reeves, wearing the teal and black. Harbinger of the Mayan Apocalypse.

It hasn't always been easy to be a fan of the Grizzlies. Sure, we're good now, but there were years and years of terrible basketball. When the world ends tonight, we can voyage on into the next plane of existence knowing that our team has a rich history of being, well, weird. The Grizzlies have never, in their brief history, been boring. Except maybe Pau Gasol's last year, before we traded him for his little brother, Javaris Crittenton, Kwame Brown, and whoever Aaron McKie is.

Remember Shareef Abdur-Rahim. Remember Mike Bibby as he once was. Remember Stromile Swift, Lorenzen Wright, Hakim Warrick, Jake Tsakalidis, and remember Allen Iverson. Remember the teal and black, and the weird red alternate jerseys.

The Grizzlies, historically, have not been good. Right now they're one of the best teams in the league. It's always good to go out on top, right?

Just let this levitating Big Country lead you into the higher realm. He's floating there, waiting for you. When the world ends tonight, let's all meet back up at the big Grindhouse in the sky. Or the GM Place if you're Canadian. Are any of you Canadian?

Here's the first Grizzlies game ever. A coda, if you will.

See y'all on the other side. Let's talk it out!