The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

14 November 2007

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John Rohde came up with this curious assertion in the Oklahoman:

With Sonics ownership and the city of Seattle in a testy lawsuit over the existing lease at KeyArena, perhaps having the league's worst team will soften Seattle's hardheaded stance against the Sonics leaving town two years early.

If the Sonics' woes continue — and there's little reason to think they won't — perhaps the dire circumstances will persuade Seattle mayor Greg Nickels to finally relent and say, "Aw, hell. Take 'em."

Oh, so that's the ticket. Losing teams deserve no loyalty, because, well, they're losers.

I can just imagine the response when, say, Sonics Central gets hold of this.

Update: It's something like this.

Further update: They've killed that particular thread. See Comments.

Posted at 11:41 AM to Net Proceeds

"The topic or post you requested does not exist."

Hill, you really pissed them off this time. :)

Posted by: Dan B at 12:10 AM on 15 November 2007

I'm not sure what happened there; it was a small but fearsome thread last night.

Then again, they got hit with tons of spam in the early-morning hours today, so maybe they're in Mass Kill Mode and decided to take out anything that looked even slightly dubious — and who can blame them?

This link goes to "The Arena Issue" forum at Sonics Central, which should continue to function.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:01 AM on 15 November 2007

Oh, and there's actual (quoted) commentary from John Rohde in this thread, in which he apparently plays the Ha Ha Only Kidding card. I am not amused.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:06 AM on 15 November 2007