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It's the End of the Year As We Know It: A Grizzlies Season to REMember

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No better way to document a season...

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

I wanted to do a musical tribute to the season, and if I were culturally hip and with the times I would have re-written a Prince song to commemorate the strangeness that was the Grizzlies' season.

But no one...especially some blogger...rewrites a Prince song.

So here's an REM song from twenty-eight years ago.

(snare drum)

That's great, it starts with a draft pick.

Some guy from LSU, Draft promise? Oh, who cares?


Marc signs a max deal, makes us sweat it out though

Brandan Wright gets a deal, Tennessee discount.

Matt Barnes in a trade. Grit? Grind? No,nuts

Russ Smith wins summer league with a what, it, do

Barnes punches Fish, guess he's a good dad?

But the regular season starts for real against the Cavs

King James, opening night, loss by thirty with Jeff Green running point.


Golden State, blow out, fifty points getting run

Time to make a deal, fine, then

Uh oh, Beno, and the Beale Street Bull

For Mario, save yourself, Tiger fans.

Red jerseys, snakes in the grass, Jeff Green lob to win

Barnes half court, Chalmers dabs, Gasol shimmies, shimmies

Had a real rough start, come together, fifth seed

Feeling pretty psyched.


It's the end of the year as we know it

It's the end of the year as we know it

It's the end of the year as we know it, and I feel fine.


Marc Gasol, broken foot, should they tank or should they stick?

CLee trade, returns, PJ, Birdman, draft picks

Minutes before the deadline, Jeff Green gone, Born Ready

Who knows what this means, time to embrace the strange

Goon Squad, Hateful Eight, Shock the King, Upset

Achilles heel crush, crush, uh-oh

This means no Mike, no Rio, no luck and little hope

TA twenty point, TA twenty point, TA twenty point games

Offer me a chance to stop watching and I might not decline


It's the end of the year as we know it

It's the end of the year as we know it

It's the end of the year as we know it, and I feel fine


It's the end of the year as we know it (I need some time alone)

It's the end of the year as we know it (Rio's injury bummed me out)

It's the end of the year as we know it (The Forum is now a hospital)

And I feel fine


Briante Weber, Ray McCallum, Booty Call, Xavier Munford

JORDAN FARMAR!?!?!

ZBo and Matty B with the Triple Double old men

Every night, play with pride, lose a lot, then slide

Into a Spurs sweep and turn off the lights. right?


It's the end of the year as we know it (Maybe I should read a book)

It's the end of the year as we know it (Catching up on Better Call Saul)

It's the end of the year as we know it (Watch a lot of Bob's Burgers)

And I feel fine


It's the end of the year as we know it (I should speak to my family)

It's the end of the year as we know it (They probably kinda miss me)

It's the end of the year as we know it (Hopefully I don't break my leg)

And I feel fine