Coincidence or cosmic? 

Just last Saturday, the University of Memphis lost to UCLA in the NCAA tournament’s Oakland Regional final, a stark reminder of what happened 33 years earlier, when the Bruins beat the Tigers for the national championship. In that 1973 title game, a center who would later gain fame for his beard — Bill Walton — scored 44 points.

Fast forward to the present (okay, Tuesday night), when a bearded center for the Memphis Grizzlies — Pau Gasol — scored a franchise record 44 points at FedExForum. Why not celebrate our Barcelona bull’s big night with a visit to his personal website?

We particularly liked the charming Spanglish text. A sample: ast two weeks through that Pau Gasol is living it seems that it has no limits. Throughout this week Pau has turned into the maximum rebounder of Memphis Grizzlies´ history. ... These 44 points, it is also a Grizzlies´ scoring record, no player dressing the Memphis T-shirt had... See what we mean?

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

From My Seat

1997-2017: Twenty Years of Memphis Sports

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: Letterman Jacket

Tiger Blue

Tigers 90, Bryant 72

Intermission Impossible

Waiting for Godot, J & K Cabaret, Elves, Fairies, Ghosts, and Actors

Music Blog

Rock Against Racism Rises Again

Beyond the Arc

The Hustle Dispatch: Week 5

Politics Beat Blog

Harold Ford Jr. Latest Figure Cited for Sexual Harassment

ADVERTISEMENT

More by John Branston

  • Pit Stops

    Ten BBQ joints worth a day trip from Memphis.
    • May 16, 2013
  • Where Do We Go From Here? | School Choice

    Modest voter turnouts notwithstanding, next week’s referendum is key to the schools’ future.
    • Mar 3, 2011
  • Great Deal or "Get Real"?

    Condos go for half-price in a unique Mindtown neighborhood.
    • Jul 28, 2010
  • More »
ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation