I remember a long time ago, I found this website where you could type in something in your computer, and it would show it across a scrolling LED board sitting in someone's window in Germany--and projected via webcam onto the screen. I ended up having a strange "conversation" with someone who was a Cleveland Browns fan by taking turns projecting our half of the conversation on the LED board. Quite strange. Being a Broncos fan, I've always had a healthy respect for the Browns, and it was a crime what A.M. pulled on the citizens of Cleveland in the name of a dollar. Terrible. Now the same **** is being pulled on Seattlites.
My heart is aching now for the possible--or probable--departure of the Sonics from Seattle. Briefly, the owner Howard Schultz, sells to a rich oil tycoon Clay Bennett who professes to the desire to keep the Sonics in Seattle. Then asks the city to pony up a new $500 million stadium in far away Renton in order to keep them there. Nevermind Key Arena has been recently renovated. The City of Seattle rightly says NO, that's way too much. Then we find out that Bennett all the time had been planning to move the Sonics to his hometown of Oklahoma City, so made an offer that was impossible to fulfill. So where is the NBA commissioner to step in and right the ship? Oh, he's David Stern, a close friend of Bennett, who has expressed no interest in keeping a 40-year franchise in Seattle, pretty much actively trying to destroy the franchise. Oh, and new developments: OK City approves a bill to expand their Ford Center in order to "lure in" an NBA team--to the tune of $112 million. So OK City's $112 million proves their desire for a team, when Seattle's bill was $500 million?
This makes me sick.
Other responses to read include the ton of email in support of the Sonics from ESPN
Please, if you support this, DO something! On the second of the ESPN articles, there is a suggestion of a way to draw attention to this. Let's do it. I'm there in spirit!
SAVE OUR SONICS!