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America’s Wildly Successful Socialist Experiment

In sports, and in life, Europe and the United States see their societies differently—just not in the ways you might expect.

Memphis, Tennessee, is known for lots of things: Elvis Presley and B. B. King, the blues and barbecue. All these things, and more. But not Grizzly bears.

  • Tom McTague
  • The Atlantic

I did not think much of this while on holiday from London when my wife and I escaped the city’s steaming, unbearable heat to look through the Memphis Grizzlies’ (gloriously air-conditioned) fan store.

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 03: Washington Nationals mascot Teddy Roosevelt wins the president’s race for the first time during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on October 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

The Grizzlies are the city’s professional basketball team. Their mascot is Griz the Grizzly Bear. Their crest is a…

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