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(SeattlePI)   Seattle news station will only refer to the Oklahoma Thunder as "former Sonics" for the remainder of the playoffs. Okay, we get it. You're still bitter about them leaving your city   (blog.seattlepi.com ) divider line
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298 clicks; posted to Sports » on 09 May 2014 at 4:49 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-09 03:07:21 PM  
ahhhh cry for me. I SAID CRRRRY FOOOOR MMMMEEEEEEE
 
2014-05-09 03:16:02 PM  
I knew a stripper known as the Oklahoma Thunder. She had the clap.
 
2014-05-09 03:59:37 PM  
I refer to Seattle as the city Whose Team Was Cruelly Stolen and In Response Tried to Cruelly Steal a Team Back

/F*ck Seattle.
 
2014-05-09 04:52:28 PM  
All that rain that Seattle gets? It's actually tears.
 
2014-05-09 04:54:10 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I refer to Seattle as the city Whose Team Was Cruelly Stolen and In Response Tried to Cruelly Steal a Team Back

/F*ck Seattle.


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2014-05-09 05:01:11 PM  
boo hoo hoo, more cities should tell sports teams "well...bye" when they do that "shake the city down for a free arena" thing
 
2014-05-09 05:02:30 PM  
Meh, get back to me when they get to Baltimore-level bitter.

/STILL won't call Indianapolis the 'Colts', if I remember.
//As a Hoosier and a Colts fan, I actually understand this one.
///Mayflower trucks STILL make me cringe.
 
2014-05-09 05:03:14 PM  

ElwoodCuse: boo hoo hoo, more cities should tell sports teams "well...bye" when they do that "shake the city down for a free arena" thing


Miami certainly should have. Hell, I doubt they would have even noticed if the Marlins actually left.
 
2014-05-09 05:03:24 PM  
For the remainder of the playoffs?  Pfft, try 17 years of "former-Whalers."   Thankfully the Carolina Hurricanes don't make national news very often.
 
2014-05-09 05:03:26 PM  
An all-time injustice. You do that to a failed expansion team, not a 40 year-old team with a title. Seattle has free license to take any NBA or NHL team without being scorned.
 
2014-05-09 05:11:13 PM  
We are also now referring to the San Francisco 49ers as "The Santa Clara 49ers," too.  Our pettiness knows no bounds.
 
2014-05-09 05:13:09 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I refer to Seattle as the city Whose Team Was Cruelly Stolen and In Response Tried to Cruelly Steal a Team Back

/F*ck Seattle.


Um, F*ck you. I hope you lost money against us in the superbowl.
 
2014-05-09 05:15:48 PM  
There's a Seattle sports radio station which insists on calling Jim Harbaugh's team the "Santa Clara" 49ers.

Not sure what that accomplishes.
 
2014-05-09 05:19:37 PM  
I have this strange feeling that Buffalo stations will continue to refer to their former NFL team as "The Former Bills" for a very long time after they move away in the next 2-3 years.
 
2014-05-09 05:27:12 PM  
Shouldn't they be bitter?
 
2014-05-09 05:29:07 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I refer to Seattle as the city Whose Team Was Cruelly Stolen and In Response Tried to Cruelly Steal a Team Back

/F*ck Seattle.


To be fair, they would have gotten the Sacramento Kings. Karma is King
 
2014-05-09 05:31:39 PM  
It makes it all that sweeter when Miami beats them for the title
 
2014-05-09 05:33:59 PM  

Lou Cypher: There's a Seattle sports radio station which insists on calling Jim Harbaugh's team the "Santa Clara" 49ers.

Not sure what that accomplishes.


It's just a way of needling a division rival.  Harmless fun.

/I'd call them the San Jose 49ers of Santa Clara, but that's me
 
2014-05-09 05:37:05 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I refer to Seattle as the city Whose Team Was Cruelly Stolen and In Response Tried to Cruelly Steal a Team Back

/F*ck Seattle.


Baltimore stole that title first.

/Cleveland, here are your two-time Super Bowl champion Browns!
 
2014-05-09 06:06:49 PM  

ElwoodCuse: boo hoo hoo, more cities should tell sports teams "well...bye" when they do that "shake the city down for a free arena" thing


Yeah, but then they shouldn't biatch and moan when the team actually leaves.
 
2014-05-09 06:35:54 PM  
Christ, they might just out-bitter Baltimore.

Decillion: An all-time injustice. You do that to a failed expansion team, not a 40 year-old team with a title. Seattle has free license to take any NBA or NHL team without being scorned.


What if they steal a team like the Islanders that is 40 years old and has multiple titles? (though I think they are safe in Brooklyn now)

MithrandirBooga: I have this strange feeling that Buffalo stations will continue to refer to their former NFL team as "The Former Bills" for a very long time after they move away in the next 2-3 years.


Nah, the NFL will get their pound of flesh from Buffalo taxpayers and the Bills will remain in Buffalo (but in a new stadium, of course)
 
2014-05-09 06:45:54 PM  
Makes sense, given how their lead "news" anchor regularly reminds everyone at every chance how he's a former Seahawk.

Christ, try being a credible news source and report the actual news without the bitterness.
 
2014-05-09 06:53:24 PM  
But where are all the squakhawk drones in this thread?
 
2014-05-09 07:04:19 PM  

Friction8r: But where are all the squakhawk drones in this thread?


No idea, but I'm glad the crew of well-respected, highly intelligent individuals who spend half their day on Fark purposely trying to provoke them for the umpteenth thousandth time were able to make it. If only I, too, could derive sexual pleasure out of trolling the same bait every day.
 
2014-05-09 07:20:50 PM  
Submitted for approval as an official rule for all sports:

No matter how long a team plays in a city, if they call that city home (AKA not playing away from home because of natural disaster) and then leave that city, the fans of that team FROM THAT CITY (not fans from another city who adopted the team for whatever reason as they have no connection to the city) are allowed to be bitter without reproach for as long as they want. Fans of other teams in that league get 5 years to talk smack and then have to let it go.

Fans of the city the team is moved to cannot complain when fans from the original city mock or ridicule them.
 
2014-05-09 07:32:52 PM  

naughtyrev: I knew a stripper known as the Oklahoma Thunder. She had the clap.


Did she move the balls around better than Russell Westbrook?
 
2014-05-09 07:33:29 PM  
Fark Seattle?

yeah, clean air, clean water mountains everywhere. Its very very pretty to live here.


Jealous haters!
 
2014-05-09 07:45:31 PM  

mentallo69: Fark Seattle?

yeah, clean air, clean water mountains everywhere. Its very very pretty to live here.


Jealous haters!


Far as I am concerned, if you don't like Seattle, you fail at life. This place is farking awesome! Lived here for over 28 years now.
 
2014-05-09 08:34:59 PM  
I never knew so many Oklahomans watched Seattle TV stations.
 
2014-05-09 09:00:14 PM  

my lip balm addiction: mentallo69: Fark Seattle?

yeah, clean air, clean water mountains everywhere. Its very very pretty to live here.


Jealous haters!

Far as I am concerned, if you don't like Seattle, you fail at life. This place is farking awesome! Lived here for over 28 years now.


Well go back you dumb asses.  Apparently you didn't get the memo that it rains here all the time, is dark and gray, and you'll hate it here.

/ Farkin' flatlanders can't stay with the narrative.
 
2014-05-09 09:01:11 PM  

DrunkenGator: Meh, get back to me when they get to Baltimore-level bitter.

/STILL won't call Indianapolis the 'Colts', if I remember.
//As a Hoosier and a Colts fan, I actually understand this one.
///Mayflower trucks STILL make me cringe.


I was born/raised in Maryland and have no memory of the Colts playing there, nor am I a Ravens fan.  But even I used to get annoyed driving through Indy on my way to/from college because of all the Colts billboards.  I guess its just in the water.

Of course, I'm one of the few Marylanders who lays the majority of the blame on incompetent state politicians, and a much smaller portion on Bourbon Bob.

CSB: There's a mini-generation gap with Ravens fans of younger ones who wish people would just get over it, and the older ones who refuse to forget the Colts heydey in Baltimore.  As an outsider, it's actually kind of fascinating to hear the discussion.  A lot of the younger fans were angry about it in 2007 when the Ravens lost to the Colts in the playoffs because they felt like the buildup and all the talk about March 1984 was a huge distraction from the fact that a very good Ravens team was hosting a home playoff game that weekend.
 
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2014-05-09 09:25:18 PM  

Rent Party: my lip balm addiction: mentallo69: Fark Seattle?

yeah, clean air, clean water mountains everywhere. Its very very pretty to live here.


Jealous haters!

Far as I am concerned, if you don't like Seattle, you fail at life. This place is farking awesome! Lived here for over 28 years now.

Well go back you dumb asses.  Apparently you didn't get the memo that it rains here all the time, is dark and gray, and you'll hate it here.

/ Farkin' flatlanders can't stay with the narrative.


I know right?  I've lived in this shiat for twenty years now and can't wait to get out.  Farking hell hole.

/Oh, and I'm originally from Austin so OK can eat a bag of dicks
 
2014-05-09 10:06:17 PM  

MithrandirBooga: I have this strange feeling that Buffalo stations will continue to refer to their former NFL team as "The Former Bills" for a very long time after they move away in the next 2-3 years.


They may move, but it won't be that fast. The lease they just signed is pretty prohibitive, both from a financial and legal standpoint. It's very unlikely they'd leave before 2020.
 
2014-05-09 10:18:56 PM  

zerkalo: Contrabulous Flabtraption: I refer to Seattle as the city Whose Team Was Cruelly Stolen and In Response Tried to Cruelly Steal a Team Back

/F*ck Seattle.

To be fair, they would have gotten the Sacramento Kings. Karma is King


I kind of wondered why the group that went after the Kings wasn't now after the Clippers? It's probably been mentioned somewhere that the Clippers won't move but I missed it.
Then again, it's not that bad of an idea....
 
2014-05-09 10:24:32 PM  

ElwoodCuse: boo hoo hoo, more cities should tell sports teams "well...bye" when they do that "shake the city down for a free arena" thing


Except cities still make massive profits
 
2014-05-09 10:28:26 PM  

DrunkenGator: Meh, get back to me when they get to Baltimore-level bitter.

/STILL won't call Indianapolis the 'Colts', if I remember.
//As a Hoosier and a Colts fan, I actually understand this one.
///Mayflower trucks STILL make me cringe.


What's funny is their own city and state is to blame for them moving, with just minimal maintenance they could keep them.
 
2014-05-09 10:30:32 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Lou Cypher: There's a Seattle sports radio station which insists on calling Jim Harbaugh's team the "Santa Clara" 49ers.

Not sure what that accomplishes.

It's just a way of needling a division rival.  Harmless fun.



What's the dig there though?  "Your team's stadium is in Nerdville"?

Doesn't seem worth the effort.
 
2014-05-09 10:36:16 PM  

bgddy24601: Submitted for approval as an official rule for all sports:

No matter how long a team plays in a city, if they call that city home (AKA not playing away from home because of natural disaster) and then leave that city, the fans of that team FROM THAT CITY (not fans from another city who adopted the team for whatever reason as they have no connection to the city) are allowed to be bitter without reproach for as long as they want. Fans of other teams in that league get 5 years to talk smack and then have to let it go.

Fans of the city the team is moved to cannot complain when fans from the original city mock or ridicule them.


tl:dr Fark you, Ted Turner and Hank Aaron!
 
2014-05-09 11:00:28 PM  

LessO2: Makes sense, given how their lead "news" anchor regularly reminds everyone at every chance how he's a former Seahawk.

Christ, try being a credible news source and report the actual news without the bitterness.


Steve Raible? The seahawks play by play guy? Yeah he totally has to tell people in seattle he's a former seahawk.  Son are you retarded?

Besides he's not the lead news anchor in seattle, that's Dan Lewis.
 
2014-05-10 02:56:03 AM  

johnnylarue: I never knew so many Oklahomans watched Seattle TV stations.


I never knew so many Oklahomans could afford TVs.
 
2014-05-10 04:18:04 AM  

Argyle82: johnnylarue: I never knew so many Oklahomans watched Seattle TV stations.

I never knew so many Oklahomans could afford TVs.


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