Mike Conley Podium

Saying What You Mean

On Monday, the Memphis Grizzlies conducted their exit interviews. The majority of the quotes collected and disseminated by the media there — hat tip to Peter Edmiston for getting so many out on Twitter — were what you would expect. Comments about it being a tough season full of adversity and looking towards next year… Read more »

Tony Allen profile

The Grindfather’s Next Step

He is called “The Grindfather” by his adoring fans. He is the epicenter and originator of the “All Heart. Grit. Grind.” mantra that has become the identity of the Memphis Grizzlies for the past 6 seasons. He is the man that Kobe Bryant refers to as the best defender he ever faced in his storied… Read more »

Matt and Rio

The Grey

When I was young, I had a very clear point of view on things in life, on moral questions. There was a black and white viewpoint on my world. As I’ve gotten older, I see the grey areas appear. — Joel Edgerton The quotes about aging are numerous and familiar. Nowhere is that more true… Read more »

Apr 22, 2015; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Tony Allen (9) Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee (5) Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) and Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers in game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Season Is Over

Guest post from Molly Morrison: This season is over, and there is a lot to complain about. I could complain about how injuries turned us into an unrecognizable squad of D-leaguers who lacked chemistry and didn’t know each other’s games (or names). I could complain about how the refs screwed us in the final seconds… Read more »

Jump Ball

Jump Ball: Most Improved Player

There are always debates to be had in sports. This will be the first of a new series in which Tyler Springs (@SpringsOnSports) and Josh Coleman (@3SOB) will do their best to explore the intricacies of a contested topic and arrive at a decisive conclusion through our email thread. Josh Coleman: Fascinating discussion about who… Read more »

Jimmy Goldstein with Chelsea

Episode 124 – 3SOB Radio 4/23/16 (Hour Two)

In the second hour, we discussed the other playoff series, catching tigers, and the enviable lifestyle of Jimmy Goldstein. Hour 2 http://www.3sob.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/04-23-16_hr2-real.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Episode 124 – 3SOB Radio 4/23/16 (Hour One)

In the first hour, we were joined by Steve Kyler to discuss the Grizzlies, the playoffs, the draft, and the upcoming offseason. Hour 1 http://www.3sob.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/04-23-16_hr1-real.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Spurs Robot

Sunday Musings While Awaiting Annihilation

Yesterday on 3 Shades of Blue Radio (every Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 AM on Sports 56 WHBQ), I previewed every playoff series in the NBA with Jonathan, Phillip, and Tyler. Do you know which series we spent the least amount of time on? That’s right: Grizzlies-Spurs. Why? Well, because of all of the playoff… Read more »


Episode 123 – 3SOB Radio 4/16/16 (Hour Two)

Second hour: Pete Pranica joins us to discuss Grizzlies-Spurs, experiencing history in Oakland, and who he thinks should be Coach of the Year. Western Conference playoff preview and bold predictions from the guys as well. Hour 2: http://www.3sob.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/4-16-16_hr2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Episode 123 – 3SOB Radio 4/16/16 (Hour One)

First hour, featuring the return of Jonathan May: Grizzlies close out the regular season, season highlights, Eastern Conference playoff preview Hour 1 http://www.3sob.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/4-16-16_hr1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download