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I let you down, Grizz Nation. After getting on a streak with Bayless and Pondexter Grind Prophessions (I know... not a word), I created what some might call a jinx. Will the FedexForum be filled with fiery passion on this chilly, icy night in Memphis?

Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

Hubris - noun \ˈhyü-brəs\ - : a great or foolish amount of pride or confidence, specifically towards gods or deities.

I challenged the gods of probablity and chaos, and I lost - big time.

After successfully willing Jerryd Bayless and Quincy Pondexter to phenomenal games, my last edition of Grind Prophecies because a deadly succubus for one, Mike Miller. And it wasn't just a off night, it defied all logic and reason.

In a game that saw (7) seven different Grizzlies get into double-digit scoring, Mike Miller somehow managed to finish the game with exactly zero points, the only scoreless Griz. To further divulge how heinous the backfiring of the Prophecies were, I will tell you that Jamaal Franklin and Nick Calathes finished the game with more points than Miller. Think about that - Nick Calathes played how he did that night, and still scored more than Mike Miller.

So on that note, my prophecizing skills are going to take hiatus for a couple of days. I played with fire, holy and supernatural cherub fire, and the universe did not look favorably upon me. Honestly, I should have known something was up when they started dropping beets from the ceiling of the FedexForum during a timeout. Yes, beets.

Tonight's Grind Prophecies are brought to you by reigning champion, Joe Mullinax.

The last Grindmaster (vs. Suns) was split between Ed Davis, Jon Leuer and Mike Conley

  1. Game Score and Winner (correct predictions receive 3 points, if no correct predictions, 1 point awarded to member(s) with closest differential)
  2. The Grindmaster (3 points awarded to correct predictions; if Grindmaster title is split between 2 or more players, 2 points go to each member who predicted one of those players)
  3. Combined minutes played for Zach Randolph and Quincy Pondexter (3 points awarded to correct predictions; if no correct answers, 1 point awarded to member(s) who are closest without going over)
  4. Will Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan's combined free-throw percentage be plus or minus 50%? (3 points awarded for correct predictions; zero points awarded for incorrect predictions)

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