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2013-01-09 12:20:47 PM
We won't care about the  Maloof brothers, after they sell the team, they're no longer part of the
equation.
 .
 
2013-01-09 12:46:58 PM
They should let them call the team the Sonics like with the Cleveland Browns.
 
2013-01-09 12:58:25 PM
Well... bye
 
2013-01-09 01:31:34 PM
Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya, guys.
 
2013-01-09 02:06:27 PM
So will Seattle fans be like the hypocritical baltimore fans?

Cry and cry that your team got stolen from you, but then cheer for the new team you stole from somebody else?
 
2013-01-09 02:11:54 PM
Won't happen. The Maloofs have repeatedly stated they do not want to sell. They refused Henry Samueli's(Anaheim Ducks owner) offer to purchase a significant share of the team as part of a move to Anaheim about 18 months ago with similar reasoning.
 
2013-01-09 02:11:56 PM

MugzyBrown: So will Seattle fans be like the hypocritical baltimore fans?

Cry and cry that your team got stolen from you, but then cheer for the new team you stole from somebody else?


We don't feel ecstatic about it; there is a bit of guilt. But this is David Stern's NBA. We'll take what we can get.
 
2013-01-09 02:14:36 PM
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Open wide, Seattle. Cuz is coming.
 
2013-01-09 02:15:25 PM

JerseyTim: They should let them call the team the Sonics like with the Cleveland Browns.


This will almost certainly happen. The city negotiated for the naming rights, logo, etc. when the old team moved. Although "Kings" wouldn't be a bad name for a Seattle team, considering that it's in King County (if only the Kingdome still existed).

This really sucks for the people of Sacramento. I say this as a Seattle fan who has shunned the NBA after the way our city was treated. There are differences, however: Sacramento really does have an arena problem, not just one that was fabricated as a pretext for an owner to get his team out of town. And this team have much less in the way of local history which, I hasten to add, began with the team being moved from Kansas City.
 
2013-01-09 02:17:27 PM

Fade2black: MugzyBrown: So will Seattle fans be like the hypocritical baltimore fans?

Cry and cry that your team got stolen from you, but then cheer for the new team you stole from somebody else?

We don't feel ecstatic about it; there is a bit of guilt. But this is David Stern's NBA. We'll take what we can get.


I always love to see domestic violence victims come back for more abuse.
 
2013-01-09 02:18:14 PM

Super Chronic: JerseyTim: They should let them call the team the Sonics like with the Cleveland Browns.

This will almost certainly happen. The city negotiated for the naming rights, logo, etc. when the old team moved. Although "Kings" wouldn't be a bad name for a Seattle team, considering that it's in King County (if only the Kingdome still existed).

This really sucks for the people of Sacramento. I say this as a Seattle fan who has shunned the NBA after the way our city was treated. There are differences, however: Sacramento really does have an arena problem, not just one that was fabricated as a pretext for an owner to get his team out of town. And this team have much less in the way of local history which, I hasten to add, began with the team being moved from Kansas City.


But instead of treating one of the most loyal fanbases in the NBA with respect, the Maloofs crapped all over us and tried to get us to foot the bill for a new place, when they could most assuredly have financed it themselves
 
2013-01-09 02:18:21 PM

MugzyBrown: So will Seattle fans be like the hypocritical baltimore fans?

Cry and cry that your team got stolen from you, but then cheer for the new team you stole from somebody else?


Absolutely this. Seattle won't even feel guilty that they are taking Sacramento's only pro team away.

It will be nice to have the Sonics around to be Portland's biatch again though.
 
2013-01-09 02:19:49 PM

Super Chronic: JerseyTim: They should let them call the team the Sonics like with the Cleveland Browns.

This will almost certainly happen. The city negotiated for the naming rights, logo, etc. when the old team moved. Although "Kings" wouldn't be a bad name for a Seattle team, considering that it's in King County (if only the Kingdome still existed).

This really sucks for the people of Sacramento. I say this as a Seattle fan who has shunned the NBA after the way our city was treated. There are differences, however: Sacramento really does have an arena problem, not just one that was fabricated as a pretext for an owner to get his team out of town. And this team have much less in the way of local history which, I hasten to add, began with the team being moved from Kansas City.


That's the thing isn't it? The only relevant part of Kings history has been when they challenged the Lakers for West supremacy for a good while. Other than that it's been a pile of suck ever since they moved to Sacramento.
 
2013-01-09 02:21:34 PM

Rwa2play: Super Chronic: JerseyTim: They should let them call the team the Sonics like with the Cleveland Browns.

This will almost certainly happen. The city negotiated for the naming rights, logo, etc. when the old team moved. Although "Kings" wouldn't be a bad name for a Seattle team, considering that it's in King County (if only the Kingdome still existed).

This really sucks for the people of Sacramento. I say this as a Seattle fan who has shunned the NBA after the way our city was treated. There are differences, however: Sacramento really does have an arena problem, not just one that was fabricated as a pretext for an owner to get his team out of town. And this team have much less in the way of local history which, I hasten to add, began with the team being moved from Kansas City.

That's the thing isn't it? The only relevant part of Kings history has been when they challenged the Lakers for West supremacy for a good while. Other than that it's been a pile of suck ever since they moved to Sacramento.


And they will still suck after they move to Seattle. It's a perfect match between a bad sports city and a bad sports franchise.
 
2013-01-09 02:23:34 PM

JerseyTim: They should let them call the team the Sonics like with the Cleveland Browns.


That was actually part of the deal when OKC got the team. If Seattle gets a team they get most of the history and name with it, which I am happy with an OKC fan.

MugzyBrown: Cry and cry that your team got stolen from you, but then cheer for the new team you stole from somebody else?


Don't worry, they will keep crying because they don't have Kevin Durant. Their crying wont end until there are no players left on the OKC squad that were part of the Seattle team.
 
2013-01-09 02:25:17 PM
Get rid of the Maloofs, hopefully get rid of Kevin Johnson so that an adult can be in charge of the local government angle, and then go after a replacement franchise, either NBA, NHL, or MLS.
 
2013-01-09 02:25:52 PM
It should be noted that Sacramento did have an arena deal in the works, but the the Maloofs said no.

At least we get those asshats out of the NBA.
 
2013-01-09 02:26:41 PM
Can the Sonics get this back too?
blogs.seattleweekly.com
HAhahahahhahaha.. no.
 
2013-01-09 02:26:46 PM

Rwa2play: The only relevant part of Kings history has been when they challenged the Lakers for West supremacy for a good while. Other than that it's been a pile of suck ever since they moved to Sacramento.


And yet they still sold out every game--even in the years when they sucked even worse than they do now--and had one of the most vocal and enthusiastic fan bases in U.S. professional sports, until the Maloof brothers completely ruined everything while simultaneously basically telling the entire fan base to suck their dicks.  If someone else bought the team it would be that way again, even in Sacramento, but nobody wants to give a dime of their money to the sleazy pieces of shiat that currently own the team, and who can blame them?
 
2013-01-09 02:29:33 PM

MugzyBrown: So will Seattle fans be like the hypocritical baltimore fans?

Cry and cry that your team got stolen from you, but then cheer for the new team you stole from somebody else?


Did you just go full retard?
 
2013-01-09 02:32:57 PM
I hope you get Grant Napier and Jerry Reynolds, too

/THAT will be sweet, sweet revenge
 
2013-01-09 02:34:17 PM
Do we really want this Kings team living with Washington's new drug laws?
 
2013-01-09 02:36:35 PM

MugzyBrown: So will Seattle fans be like the hypocritical baltimore fans?

Cry and cry that your team got stolen from you, but then cheer for the new team you stole from somebody else?


This is so true. I go to the Colts games when they come to Baltimore and they full on believe that it is different. 89 Stick-Up, EABOD. First for acting like this isn't true and second and most importantly for using the R word.
 
2013-01-09 02:41:21 PM
A Kings spokesman said, "The rumors regarding the team being sold are simply not true."
 
2013-01-09 02:44:06 PM
I'm hoping we do not get another NBA team. Also, I'd be ecstatic for the M's to GTFO as well. The seahawks can stay. football is just better than basketball and baseball and they only have eight home games a year to disrupt all the downtown traffic. Not that the current M's crowds disrupt much of anything but hypothetically chuck and howard could get fired and there might actually be a team with the intention of competing here one day. Hypothetically.
 
2013-01-09 02:44:31 PM
Why call them the Sonics? That name was after Boeing's Concorde competitor (the 2707) that never flew.

Name them something appropriate:

--Seattle Cloud Bank
--Seattle Baristas (dancers are "Bikini Baristas")
--Seattle Hipsters
 
2013-01-09 02:49:55 PM

PowerSlacker: Rwa2play: Super Chronic: JerseyTim: They should let them call the team the Sonics like with the Cleveland Browns.

This will almost certainly happen. The city negotiated for the naming rights, logo, etc. when the old team moved. Although "Kings" wouldn't be a bad name for a Seattle team, considering that it's in King County (if only the Kingdome still existed).

This really sucks for the people of Sacramento. I say this as a Seattle fan who has shunned the NBA after the way our city was treated. There are differences, however: Sacramento really does have an arena problem, not just one that was fabricated as a pretext for an owner to get his team out of town. And this team have much less in the way of local history which, I hasten to add, began with the team being moved from Kansas City.

That's the thing isn't it? The only relevant part of Kings history has been when they challenged the Lakers for West supremacy for a good while. Other than that it's been a pile of suck ever since they moved to Sacramento.

And they will still suck after they move to Seattle. It's a perfect match between a bad sports city and a bad sports franchise.


Bad sports city? What are you smoking?
 
2013-01-09 02:50:21 PM
still fark stern. i personally won't give a dime to any nba team anywhere. they can go fark themselves.
 
2013-01-09 02:51:42 PM
Reports that sale will be in the $500M range (AKA $200M more than team is appraised at). Maloofs will retain a very small percentage of ownership. Team will play in KeyArena for 2 years starting 2013-14 and then move to new arena.
 
2013-01-09 02:53:04 PM
At least for Sacto fans this won't be a hidden backdoor BS situation - at least on the Seattle side.
 
2013-01-09 02:54:23 PM
David Stern retires next February? Will he have the nerve to show up in Seattle before then? I'd love to see it.
 
2013-01-09 02:54:52 PM

JohnAnnArbor: Why call them the Sonics? That name was after Boeing's Concorde competitor (the 2707) that never flew.

Name them something appropriate:

--Seattle Cloud Bank
--Seattle Baristas (dancers are "Bikini Baristas")
--Seattle Hipsters


With the history of this team?

/Seattle Temps
 
2013-01-09 02:58:08 PM

MugzyBrown: So will Seattle fans be like the hypocritical baltimore fans?

Cry and cry that your team got stolen from you, but then cheer for the new team you stole from somebody else?


Oh god, you probably think that the Thrashers were "stolen" too
 
2013-01-09 03:01:56 PM

El Brujo: A Kings spokesman said, "The rumors regarding the team being sold are simply not true."


"We are working feverishly to get the team sold, but until pen hits paper on a contract, I can truthfully say that the rumors regarding the team 'being sold' are simply not true."
 
2013-01-09 03:12:32 PM

jayhawk88: El Brujo: A Kings spokesman said, "The rumors regarding the team being sold are simply not true."

"We are working feverishly to get the team sold, but until pen hits paper on a contract, I can truthfully say that the rumors regarding the team 'being sold' are simply not true."


haha! really?

Funny how context works.

/don't care either way if we get the Kings here.
//Would care about NHL in Seattle though.
///but f*ck them too.
 
2013-01-09 03:12:52 PM
Good Riddance to Predetermined Thugball.
 
2013-01-09 03:16:06 PM

seumasokelly: Bad sports city? What are you smoking?


Zero major professional sports championships since the Carter Administration.
 
2013-01-09 03:19:26 PM

PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: Bad sports city? What are you smoking?

Zero major professional sports championships since the Carter Administration.


That doesn't make the city a "bad sports city" in the classical sense of the term. Tampa? Miami? Generally that term refers to cities with fairweather, bandwagon fanbases. Seattle is not that.
 
2013-01-09 03:25:30 PM

PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: Bad sports city? What are you smoking?

Zero major professional sports championships since the Carter Administration.


Little inferiority complex at play here, methinks. Profile says "Portland".

Of course, being a sports fan in either Seattle or Portland can be much the same experience. Although you'd prefer your city to be known for its successful sports franchises, instead it's known for hipsters.
 
2013-01-09 03:28:57 PM

PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: Bad sports city? What are you smoking?

Zero major professional sports championships since the Carter Administration.


And you appear to be saying this on behalf of Portland, which last won a major professional sports championship in... the Carter administration.

I know, I know, there are fewer teams to choose from, so it's harder for you guys. That lack of a professional football team and a professional baseball team makes Portland a much better sports city.

Hey Portland fans: what do Julius Erving, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant have in common?
 
2013-01-09 03:33:17 PM

PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: Bad sports city? What are you smoking?

Zero major professional sports championships since the Carter Administration.


We still come out to support our teams, year after year. The Seahawks have the loudest fans in the NFL despite never having won a Super Bowl. I could almost guarantee that every game at Key Arena will be sold out next season, no matter how the team does. The Sonics were beloved by a hell of a lot of people in Seattle and it's going to be incredible to have them back.
 
2013-01-09 03:34:56 PM

seumasokelly: That doesn't make the city a "bad sports city" in the classical sense of the term. Tampa? Miami? Generally that term refers to cities with fairweather, bandwagon fanbases. Seattle is not that.


I think this is a fine sports town but one could certainly apply fair weather fan here. I wish I had a buck for every free Mariners ticket I've turned down. And the seahawks are hardly the packers or steelers when it comes down to it. They're tough ticket when they are winning. When they aren't, not so much. I'll call seattle a lower mid-tier sports town.
 
2013-01-09 03:35:22 PM

seumasokelly:
Bad sports city? What are you smoking?


Seattle is a horrible sports city. They forever love their teams so long as they're winning. If they suck, they go watch something else.
 
2013-01-09 03:36:40 PM

seumasokelly: PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: Bad sports city? What are you smoking?

Zero major professional sports championships since the Carter Administration.

That doesn't make the city a "bad sports city" in the classical sense of the term. Tampa? Miami? Generally that term refers to cities with fairweather, bandwagon fanbases. Seattle is not that.


Seattle is *exactly* that.
 
2013-01-09 03:38:42 PM
I do not want these Sonics here. Give us back the actual Sonics in OKC, or no deal. Screwing over another good fanbase to try and put an end to this won't work.

Screw you, NBA.

Also...

Rent Party: seumasokelly:
Bad sports city? What are you smoking?

Seattle is a horrible sports city. They forever love their teams so long as they're winning. If they suck, they go watch something else.


Moronic post. Qwest was hopping when the Seahawks were 4-12. The Key still sold out up to the last lame duck year before the Sonics were ripped from the city.

The Mariners are another story, but does that franchise really deserve our love? Ugh.
 
2013-01-09 03:38:51 PM

Rent Party: Seattle is a horrible sports city. They forever love their teams so long as they're winning. If they suck, they go watch something else.


Word. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's absolutely true. And I say that as a guy who stood for hours in the kingdome parking lot waiting for baseball playoff tickets back in '95 I think it was. That was a very notable time in Seattle sports history but it was eighteen farking years ago and there have not been all that many notable times since.
 
2013-01-09 03:39:52 PM

JohnBigBootay: seumasokelly: That doesn't make the city a "bad sports city" in the classical sense of the term. Tampa? Miami? Generally that term refers to cities with fairweather, bandwagon fanbases. Seattle is not that.

I think this is a fine sports town but one could certainly apply fair weather fan here. I wish I had a buck for every free Mariners ticket I've turned down. And the seahawks are hardly the packers or steelers when it comes down to it. They're tough ticket when they are winning. When they aren't, not so much. I'll call seattle a lower mid-tier sports town.


The Seahawks have sold out since CLink opened. Even through 7-9 seasons and a 5-11 season. Sounders lead the league in attendence every season and break records each season as well (averaging at least 37k per match). The Sonics drew loyal, plentiful support until they were sold and played as lameducks. The only team "suffering" from decreasing fan support is the Mariners who have made it clear that they don't give a flying shiat about the product on the field or the city or the fanbase. Even that took a decade.
 
2013-01-09 03:41:01 PM

Rent Party: seumasokelly: PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: Bad sports city? What are you smoking?

Zero major professional sports championships since the Carter Administration.

That doesn't make the city a "bad sports city" in the classical sense of the term. Tampa? Miami? Generally that term refers to cities with fairweather, bandwagon fanbases. Seattle is not that.

Seattle is *exactly* that.


I've seen it, but it rare. What is it? People being more wrong than you.
 
2013-01-09 03:41:30 PM

Rent Party: Seattle is a horrible sports city. They forever love their teams so long as they're winning. If they suck, they go watch something els


Haven't lived here long enough to have an informed opinion either way, but even if it's a widely-considered "bad sports city"...why the f*ck should any native care? Not going to lie; I kinda like living in a city with a (comparatively) low crime rate, strong and diverse economy, music and art performances aplenty whenever the fark you could possibly be in the mood for it...etc. The fact that this town doesn't literally live and die on how the Seahawks finish their season is a good thing.
 
2013-01-09 03:42:29 PM

JohnBigBootay: Rent Party: Seattle is a horrible sports city. They forever love their teams so long as they're winning. If they suck, they go watch something else.

Word. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's absolutely true. And I say that as a guy who stood for hours in the kingdome parking lot waiting for baseball playoff tickets back in '95 I think it was. That was a very notable time in Seattle sports history but it was eighteen farking years ago and there have not been all that many notable times since.


Using the Mariners as an example of "fairweather support" doesn't work. The Ms are a garbage dump of a franchise.

Qwest regularly sells out and has a years-long season tix list if I recall correctly. They have been pretty bad between 2008 up to this year.
 
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