On the TV side of the local media fence, what happened to Corey Maclin, the sportscaster on WPTY/WLMT? (Not that I miss him, mind you. I thought he was joke.) Was he fired?
Dang, why wasn't this published much, much sooner? (Say, maybe a few days after the exhibit opened.) I would have definitely gone to see the exhibit if I had known about in time. Too late now.
Kudos to you on this one, Branston. Couldn't agree more.
Frank, with all due respect, your justification makes the list misleading at best. If you're going to try to do something like this, stick to the position each player primarily played in college. Don't weasel out by using convoluted personal rationale that wasn't clearly explained in the first article. I'm sorry I wasted my time reading the first article. Even sorrier for wasting my time reading the follow-up article.
For my money, Keith Lee was the best of the bunch. But wasn't he more of a power forward than a center? I believe Derrick Phillips was the center during Keith's freshman year, and William Bedford was the center during Keith's senior year.
This sounds incredibly fishy. So fishy it makes we wonder why we haven't heard more about this from the city's so-called newspaper of record. (Kudos to the Flyer for stepping up to the plate.) Also makes we wonder why some local civic groups and/or elected officials aren't asking questions, at least not as far as we know. Probably kinda goes to show how most of us (myself included) almost instinctively assume that the victim was a thug in cases like this, which is a sad commentary on our city.
Given that it was probably highly unrealistic to think that the Grizzlies could make a deal that would BOTH get them under the salary cap and help them on the court this season, I suppose this trade makes sense. But I fear that Wayne Ellington will be missed more than most fans anticipate. Perhaps even more than Mo Speights. While it's true that Wayne was wildly inconsistent from three-point range, he's a fairly good finisher on the break and he's not a terribly bad defender. (Both of which came as mild surprises to me.) In short, Wayne is a decent young bench player who will probably continue to improve for a few more seasons if given enough playing time. Over their years in Memphis, the Grizzlies usually haven't had nearly enough bench players like that.
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