In our first playoff appearance since 2006, the Grizz are making the rest of the league pay attention to the gritty, grinding style we play here. We made a respectable showing in the first two games in San Antonio, stealing homecourt advantage with a 1-1 split.
Cullen, Steph and I showed up downtown at 4:00 p.m. yesterday to drink up the Grizz fever (among other things). It's amazing how much sports can bring a city together. It's the same feeling of community spirit that we have when the Tigers make NCAA runs, except, you know, grittier and grindier.
Pre-game drinks and bites came at our favorite South Main gastropub, South of Beale.
Even more than an hour before tipoff, the plaza out in front of the Forum was hoppin'.
The white Growl towels were draped on every seat when we walked in.
I don't have much from the actual game, as I was too busy wringing my hands and cussing. But this is the final result:
Grizz up 2-1! Game 4 is Monday. I'll be there.