Grizzlies ranked No. 1 sports franchise by ESPN The Magazine
Congrats!The Grizzlies ranked No. 5 in 2012, trailing only the Oklahoma City Thunder, Green Bay Packers, San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers. The Griz were No. 9 in 2011, but as recently as 2010 ranked only 75th. Their rise in the magazine's rankings has followed their rising fortunes on the court -- including a Western Conference Finals appearance last season -- and at the gate.