Joshua "Red" Coleman was born and raised in West Tennessee, and has continued to make it his home. Always an avid sports fan, he became a Memphis Grizzlies fan the day they announced their move to the banks of the Mississippi River. In March 2007, with the team looking towards the famed Greg Oden/Kevin Durant draft, he decided to start a fan-oriented team blog so that other Grizz supporters would have a place to get information, commentary, and analysis about their favorite squad. Currently, Red is the Editor-in-Chief at 3SOB, having graduated from the University of Memphis with degrees in History and English. He will start grad school next fall if he doesn't decide to become a full-time media mogul instead of just a sports journalist covering the hometown team.
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Chip has been following the NBA since his freshman year at SMU. Once the Grizzlies came to town, Chip became a big fan and was asked to join 3 Shades of Blue. Chip is now lead contributor on the site.
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When Steve was at the ripe age of "far too young to declare one's NBA allegiance," the Grizzlies' selection of his favorite college player, Shane Battier, kick-started the process that roped this New Yorker into a lifestyle of League Pass subscriptions, late nights on the message boards, and awkward looks from the local Knick fans.
Antonia is a 17-year-old senior who grew up thinking sports were overrated. Little did she know that one day she would absolutely fall in love with sports, particularly basketball. Antonia is now a passionate fan for the Grizzlies, drawn to the team by the players, uniqueness, and "never give up" mentality. Always having an affinity for writing, public speaking, and being on-camera, she hopes to one day become sideline reporter in the NBA- maybe even for the Memphis Grizzlies.
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Jonathan Louis May is a sixth generation Memphian and Grizzlies fan since March 27, 2001. Jonathan is an attorney, husband, father and fan of the Memphis Grizzlies, Crimson Tide, Memphis Tigers and Atlanta Braves. Jonathan attended the University of Alabama and University of Tennessee College of Law.
Matthew is, uh, over 30 and under 50, and counts Elvin Hayes as his first favorite NBA player (what a rebounder!). A proud lifelong Memphian, some of his earliest basketball memories involve rooting for Alvin Wright at PG for the then-Memphis-State Tigers, watching Bob McAdoo put the ball in the hoop for the Buffalo Braves, and then later rooting for Cheeks/Toney/Dr. J/Iavaroni/Malone in the early 80's. Matthew works in the bicycle business (a bit odd for the hyper NBA fan, eh?) and counts NBA, bicycling, and the Grateful Dead among his few interests (he doesn't get into many things, but the things he digs, he REALLY digs). Those three interests, of course, place a distant second/third/fourth in line behind his family, consisting of his amazingly awesome wife and equally amazing and awesome son.
Anthony has been a Grizz fan since the inaugural season. Outside of writing his column "Noise From The Sain Asylum" here for 3SOB, he is also an urban youth worker, serving hands on with inner city youth for Repairing The Breach Outreach Ministry, which is why you may see him at a Grizz game with a bus full of wild, energetic teenage Grizz fans!
Residing in Buffalo but a fan of the Grizzlies since their Vancouver days when he was 5 years old, John has followed the Grizzlies south to Memphis and is now a writer on staff of 3 Shades of Blue.
Proud Memphian. Phillip has wanted to be in the sports media world since high school. Worked for AM 730 Yahoo Sports starting in January 2013, then made the move to 3 Shades of Blue Radio on Sports 56 WHBQ in October 2013. He has been a Grizzlies fan since their arrival in 2001. Phillip has always been a passionate NBA fan and growing up his favorite players of all-time were Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Penny Hardaway. Phillip attended the University of Mississippi and is a journalism student at the University of Memphis.
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Ginger Guin is a Memphian and a new contributor to the 3SOB platform. Ginger attends the University of Memphis, majoring in both Professional Writing and Philosophy.
Carl began to follow the Grizzlies in 1996 when he lived in Memphis. He grew up in Kentucky and is a Kentucky Wildcats fan. He has served as a Christian missionary for the last 20+ years in Czech Republic and Latvia. He moved back to the U.S. in 2013.
Katee Forbis is a devoted fan of the Memphis Grizzlies. She was born and raised in the Memphis area and grew up loving basketball. She is a cake decorator and owned her own bakery for several years. Much of her writing comes in the form of tweets.