Thursday, December 21, 2006

Memphis Grizzlies Make "The Onion"

Posted By on Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 4:00 AM

Most athletes probably enjoy publicity, but most players, we think, would prefer NOT being mentioned in The Onion, the satirical newsweekly.

No such luck for our local NBA team.

“Memphis Grizzlies Ask for Two Weeks Off To Practice” reads a recent headline in The Onion’s online edition. The story begins, “In order to improve their 3-10 record, the last-place Memphis Grizzlies requested permission from NBA officials yesterday to take two weeks off so that they may practice their ball-handling skills, lay-ups, and passing.”

Actually, the Grizzlies’ record right now is 6-20, so we’ve actually done TWICE as well (or twice as bad, depending on how you look at it) as The Onion reports. If you want to read the whole story — which might have more truth to it than Grizzlies fans want to admit — go here:


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