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(Seattle Times)   California lawmaker hints at possible retaliation against Microsoft. Over the proposed move of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle   (seattletimes.com ) divider line 25
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2013-01-31 10:01:37 AM  
Most Seattle Sonics fans don't want to steal another town's team.  This is still the NBA's fault, playing city off against city to jack the price up for teams.  Hell of a revenue model, Stern lying asshat.

And look who's on the "relocation committee" of the NBA.  Fat ol redneck Clay Bennett.

I already suspect Seattle's SOL on this deal.  We were given ultimatums on the Sonics, while Sacramento's being given every chance and then some.
 
2013-01-31 10:56:55 AM  
Generation_D:

I already suspect Seattle's SOL on this deal.  We were given ultimatums on the Sonics, while Sacramento's being given every chance and then some.


You're probably right but Seattle has two professional teams and a lot of other things going for it while Sacramento has well....they have the Kings
 
2013-01-31 11:06:02 AM  

The Italian Farker: Generation_D:

I already suspect Seattle's SOL on this deal.  We were given ultimatums on the Sonics, while Sacramento's being given every chance and then some.


You're probably right but Seattle has two professional teams and a lot of other things going for it while Sacramento has well....they have the Kings


People here have convinced themselves its a done deal and the Kings are moving.  I just don't see it, Sacramento's mayor is a former NBA player.  He had one job.
 
2013-01-31 11:09:35 AM  

Generation_D: Most Seattle Sonics fans don't want to steal another town's team.  This is still the NBA's fault, playing city off against city to jack the price up for teams.  Hell of a revenue model, Stern lying asshat.

And look who's on the "relocation committee" of the NBA.  Fat ol redneck Clay Bennett.

I already suspect Seattle's SOL on this deal.  We were given ultimatums on the Sonics, while Sacramento's being given every chance and then some.


Must... control... fist... of... rage...

I bet that two-faced assmunch votes against it just to stick it to Seattle one more time. I'd be interested in seeing where Paul Allen stands. He and Mark Cuban were the only 2 owners to vote against the Sonics relocation. I have respect for those guys.
 
2013-01-31 11:11:46 AM  
IMO, until the moving vans are actually departing Sacramento, there is no guarantee this is a done deal and people should not get their hopes soaring so high. And this is just petty for a lawmaker to be doing. GBTW and actually help your fellow constituents.
 
2013-01-31 11:14:53 AM  

SnarfVader: Generation_D: Most Seattle Sonics fans don't want to steal another town's team.  This is still the NBA's fault, playing city off against city to jack the price up for teams.  Hell of a revenue model, Stern lying asshat.

And look who's on the "relocation committee" of the NBA.  Fat ol redneck Clay Bennett.

I already suspect Seattle's SOL on this deal.  We were given ultimatums on the Sonics, while Sacramento's being given every chance and then some.

Must... control... fist... of... rage...

I bet that two-faced assmunch votes against it just to stick it to Seattle one more time. I'd be interested in seeing where Paul Allen stands. He and Mark Cuban were the only 2 owners to vote against the Sonics relocation. I have respect for those guys.


Allen would likely vote for it. The I-5 rivalry was great biz for both teams and with Ballmer in the group seeking to purchase the kings, you would have to assume Allen would fall into step and vote for the move.
 
2013-01-31 11:15:10 AM  
Anyone who does business with Microsoft should fire their asses over Windows 8.
 
2013-01-31 11:15:33 AM  
Ah, state lawmakers.  Think of how stupid the average congressman is, and remember that the state legislatures are filled with people who are too dumb to make it to Congress.

/tip o' the hat to George Carlin.
 
2013-01-31 11:21:37 AM  
Steinberg is a complete tool

/"powerful"
//it is to laugh
 
2013-01-31 11:26:21 AM  
Good. Most people up here are against this whole thing anyway. They're screwing our local port, and saddling taxpayers with yet another overblown construction project.
 
2013-01-31 12:10:08 PM  

Old enough to know better: Good. Most people up here are against this whole thing anyway. They're screwing our local port, and saddling taxpayers with yet another overblown construction project.


Uh, the Port is screwed many different ways that have nothing to do with the new stadium deal.  I don't know where "most " comes from in this.  The Port's spent the last 20 years fighting modernization, and now is in a fight to compete with Vancouver, Tacoma and San Francisco.

Next up, Licata's 2010 quote that sports "provides nothing of cultural value" to Seattle.
 
2013-01-31 12:18:35 PM  
There's a sports team called the "Sacramento Kings"? Never heard of 'em.

/no, I'm not much of a sporto, aside from my love of baseball.
 
2013-01-31 12:20:21 PM  
California: farking itself in every way imaginable, and some unimaginable ways.
 
2013-01-31 12:33:32 PM  

Generation_D: Old enough to know better: Good. Most people up here are against this whole thing anyway. They're screwing our local port, and saddling taxpayers with yet another overblown construction project.

Uh, the Port is screwed many different ways that have nothing to do with the new stadium deal.  I don't know where "most " comes from in this.  The Port's spent the last 20 years fighting modernization, and now is in a fight to compete with Vancouver, Tacoma and San Francisco.

Next up, Licata's 2010 quote that sports "provides nothing of cultural value" to Seattle.


Not to mention that the investor group is on the hook for the entire cost of the team, the relocation, and the stadium, so not too sure where the saddling of the taxpayers thing plays in..
 
2013-01-31 01:47:01 PM  
GleeUnit:
Not to mention that the investor group is on the hook for the entire cost of the team, the relocation, and the stadium, so not too sure where the saddling of the taxpayers thing plays in..

You'll forgive me if I'm still skeptical. I'm sure they'll figure out a way.
 
2013-01-31 01:51:03 PM  

Old enough to know better: Good. Most people up here are against this whole thing anyway. They're screwing our local port, and saddling taxpayers with yet another overblown construction project.


This whole post is just plain wrong. The facts are out there about this deal, but you chose not to seek them out. The port is just trying to take advantage of the situation and hold Hansen hostage because they want transportation improvements, the reality is that this arena wouldn't affect them any more than the other stadiums do because sporting events rarely overlap, meaning no increased traffic. Taxpayers that don't go to any events at the arena aren't going to cover a dime of the construction cost. The majority is private money from Hansen and other investors, and the rest of the money will come from tax money that wouldn't exist if not for the new arena. This isn't difficult to understand.
 
2013-01-31 02:27:14 PM  
As someone who's lived in NorCal for his entire life, this is the first I've heard of the Sacramento Kings. Are we sure they're even a real team?
 
2013-01-31 02:41:19 PM  
As someone still bitter over the Sonics being gifted to a different coty I would laugh my arse off if Stern and Bennent got this move killed. The ultimate fu to Seattle. That would poison the well for a generation or more in Seattle.

/Stern can and should DIAF
 
2013-01-31 03:14:11 PM  
The fact is, if Seattle wasn't interested in the Kings, some other city would by vying for them. There are a lot of other cities that would love to have an NBA team. Seattle, unlike Oklahoma City, is at least dealing honestly and upfront.

On the California side, there are plenty of rich people in the bay area and in Palo Alto who could form a consortium and make a counterbid right now, but they aren't. Seattle never had a chance to counter the Sonics moving, they just got taken. If California really wants to keep the Kings, then they need to start acting like it and put some chips on the table instead of whining.
 
2013-01-31 03:26:13 PM  
it's amazing a state senator actually believes a professional sports team is anything but an anchor around a communities neck at this point.
 
2013-02-01 03:09:45 AM  

MrEricSir: As someone who's lived in NorCal for his entire life, this is the first I've heard of the Sacramento Kings. Are we sure they're even a real team?


You've never been to Sacramento, have you? I don't blame you but it's weird someone from NorCal that knows anything about sports wouldn't know the Kings.
 
2013-02-01 03:28:56 AM  
Yeah it is kind of stupid. More traffic snarls and god knows how many public $$$ will be rounded up to build  a new basketball pavilion.  But hey, the people love their basketball, who am I to complain what a misspent use of capital it will ultimately turn out to be?
 
2013-02-01 03:32:40 AM  

TheJoe03: MrEricSir: As someone who's lived in NorCal for his entire life, this is the first I've heard of the Sacramento Kings. Are we sure they're even a real team?

You've never been to Sacramento, have you? I don't blame you but it's weird someone from NorCal that knows anything about sports wouldn't know the Kings.


You're right, actually.  I try to avoid Sacramento, and I don't follow golf.
 
2013-02-01 03:47:17 AM  

MrEricSir: As someone who's lived in NorCal for his entire life, this is the first I've heard of the Sacramento Kings. Are we sure they're even a real team?



The fark?  Chris Webber, Michael Bibby and P-Stoy were the kings of Northern California hardwood for years. Perennial NBA championship contenders.

What's more likely is that you don't know anything about basketball.
 
2013-02-01 06:34:34 PM  
Microsoft turns a profit. Does California?
 
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