Monday, February 16, 2009
Being from Utah, I have a soft spot for mascots that end with "zz." For a while there, we had the Jazz, Buzz (AAA baseball), Starzz (WNBA), Blitzz (outdoor soccer), Freezz (indoor soccer), and Pioneerzz (St. George minor league baseball team). It was ridiculous. Thankfully, the days of Utah's fascination with the double Z are over. But after all those years of cheering on double Zs, I can't help but like the Memphis Grizz. And what's not to like about these lovable losers. With a 3-19 road record, the Grizz are sure to enjoy the Tox Box and appear to be the perfect team to help the Jazz start their late season push to the playoffs.