Fly on the Wall 1474 

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"If the Grizzlies want to develop their team more, they should not re-sign [Tony] Allen this offseason. Allen, 35, is not getting any younger. His health may also be an issue in the future. Allen missed Memphis' first-round matchup against the San Antonio Spurs because of a strained calf." — Erich Fisher writing for The Sports Blaze online.

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That may be a controversial assessment of the Grindfather's future in Bluff City basketball, but I think we can all agree that Allen's Twitter game has been way off since A&E cancelled Duck Dynasty.

Neverending Elvis?

"Any fat bloke can throw on an Elvis [Presley] costume and sing stupidly down the pub for £100." — British tribute band talent agent Lee Arthur, as quoted by The Guardian in a lengthy article about the steep decline in the King's popularity, particularly among young people.

The article, titled "Suspicious Minds," concluded that Elvis was in freefall but not to be counted out since hipsters will latch onto anything. Or something like that.

Special Delivery

According to police reports, Memphis mailman Letravius Shaw worked in conjunction with the Grape Street Crips to import a variety of drugs including marijuana, heroin, and oxycodone.

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The seven-month investigation into activity by Shaw and 24 other people was named for the Marvelettes' 1961 hit, "Please Mr. Postman." So, if your mail carrier didn't stop to make you feel better by leaving you a card or a letter, now your withdrawal symptoms have a theme song.

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