Must-win games are overstated more often than not.
There are far worse fates than losing an athletic contest. Plenty of people have plenty of problems that far and away are of greater importance. Yet still, here we are, calling a game a must-win as the Grizzlies welcome the San Antonio Spurs for Game Three of the 2017 NBA Playoffs.
And we're right.
Because it is more than a sporting event. It's an ethos. It's a way of life, fandom with a dash of crazy. It is a deeper love than most sports fans feel because it is a deeper connection. A city and a team in a symbiotic relationship- it isn't like New York, or Chicago, or L.A. or D.C. The Grizzlies and Memphis need each other.
And truly love each other. And they aren't ready to say goodbye just yet.
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Go Memphis, beat San Antonio!