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Grizzlies named best sports franchise


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ESPN the magazine named Grizzlies the best sports franchise.


The franchise issues comes out Friday, but the tweet went out today from the @ESPNmag. So far no information from the article has been leaked, just the cover image above.

ESPN ranks all of the organizations from the NBA, NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball. Each team is examined with a number of criteria in mind, which historically have included things like affordability, ownership, stadium experience and fan relations, according to The Commercial Appeal.

Check out this article at Shades of Blue blog with the historic criteria, and who can forget the headline making FedExForum atmosphere during the playoffs.

Well, just in case… here’s a little reminder:

That also comes on the heels of the newly announced campaign for the team: Greater Memphis.

Go Grizzlies!


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