Grand Guignol: The Tigers' Final Game 

In honor of our 1,000th issue, Flyer writers tackled stories loosely themed around "grand." Greg Akers tackled the University of Memphis Tigers final game, a true case of "Grand Guignol."

Grand Guignol: a dramatic entertainment featuring the gruesome or the horrifying, often with a grisly climax; named after the Paris theater that created the genre.

Was there any spectacle this year greater than "The Memphis Tigers Show"? From start to finish, it was grand drama that produced nothing but nails-in-the-stomach gloriousness. The entirety of the exhibition and how it affected Memphis daily can't be traded for anything. Well, maybe one thing ...

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