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The Oklahoman newspaper (owned by the wife of that sleazy Clay Bennett) recently had a contest to rename the Sonics if the city is successful in stealing them from Seattle.
Well, guess what name they chose? ‘Sonics’ tops ‘Pioneers’ in voting | NewsOK.com
Hmmm, that could certainly cause problems.
Well, no matter, they are probably never going to leave Seattle anyway.
That’s my prediction anyway!
ESPN.com has weighed in with an article that believes Howard Schultz just might have himself a case:
It’s not over till it’s over and Schultz may yet be vindicated and I just might start drinking Starbucks again!
You know what, I don’t care if we get another team to replace the Sonics or not. After seeing the NBA owners’ sideshow yesterday, I don’t want to have anything to do with them.
I support Mayor Nickels on this one. Sue the hell out of them. Bleed them. Make Clay Bennett spend another $100 million or so. Bring him to his knees.
Seattle has been dissed and now we should get even.
That’s my opinion!
Governor Chris Gregoire of Washington State has been quoted saying that she spoke to Clay Bennett, owner of the Sonics, and he has said that the Sonics are not for sale.
Of course he is saying that.
She is also saying that we could keep the name Supersonics and Sonics and get a new team.
Well, I support the Governor in most things, and she will always have my vote, but this is nonsense. She is not at all helping Seattle’s cause in our effort to keep the Sonics.
Repeat this after me, Governor: We do not want another team. We want to keep the Sonics. If the NBA is stupid enough to allow the Sonics to be stolen from Seattle, well then FUCK THEM! We don’t want another team. We want either our Sonics or we will be quite happy to live forever without another basketball team. Let them beg us if they want to come back to Seattle.
The Chairman of Starbucks got a lot of publicity last week at Starbucks’ stockholders meeting, but in Seattle he is a reviled man for selling the Seattle Supersonics to a group of Oklahoma investors who are planning to move the team.
Google Finance: Starbucks Corporation
Ducking into a Seattle restaurant in a floppy hat and to pick-up a meal to go. Is that what has happened to the man who was a hero when he purchased the team?
Why, Howard, did you secretly negotiate with out-of-towners to sell your team? Your own co-owner offered to buy the team from you and keep it in Seattle.
If Seattle loses the Supersonics, Seattleâ€™s 14th largest radio market would be the largest without an NBA basketball team:
Seattle isnâ€™t exactly the 14th largest city however, because some of the larger cities such as Ft. Worth and San Jose are considered to be part of another larger market.
Seattle would also become the largest metropolitan area that has a Major League baseball team and football team, but not basketball. Surely the NBA is not so stupid as to ignore this fact.
Not only that, but Seattle is obviously a gateway city to Asia and the huge NBA market that China represents. One can see now how Seattleâ€™s baseball team, the Mariners, have benefited from its connection with Japan. Seattle has become a huge destination for Japanese tourists mostly because of Ichiro and his teammates.
As for getting another team in the future, I have a feeling that the citizens of Seattle would tell the NBA to fuck off if the Sonics were stolen from us. Hell, it is their loss.
So if Oklahoma wants to take our team and the NBA lets that happen, the hell with the NBA.
I still have a feeling that Seattle will manage to keep the Supersonics in town because of the obvious stupidity of taking a successful team for 41 years from the 14th largest market with over 3 million people and growing, and moving it to the 48th largest market with only 1 million.