Successful Failures – Michael Jordan


This is part four of a series by *AT* contributor Emily Thomas. When we think about people whose lives we would like to closely emulate, more often than not we think of people who have accomplished great things and led successful lives. However, not everyone who is on top has experienced success after success, and some of the most memorable people in history have faced great obstacles to reach their full potential. Not only is this list informative, but it serves as a great self-esteem booster for any time you are feeling as though you can’t strive to become the next Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, or Steve Jobs.

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Sonic BOOM!!!! The Loss and Return of the Seattle Supersonics (Part 2)


I was up all night because of rumors swirling around the interwebs right now… This is potentially the equivalent to all the Christmas Eve’s of my lifetime all wrapped up in one… The night before it is announced that Chris Hansen has purchased the Sacramento King’s with the intention of moving the team to Seattle.  The night before us grieving, wounded Seattlites are finally made whole again with the return of our team.  I am talking about the return of the Seattle SuperSonics!!!!

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Maloof Brothers, owners of the Sacramento Kings, are very close to a deal selling the team to an ownership group who wants to bring the Kings to Seattle.  The Maloofs have a history of being squirrelly, to put it nicely, but AW said that the deal is essentially at 1st and Goal from the 1 yard line… just needs to be punched in.  The details are as such: $500 million from the Seattle ownership group, the Maloofs will retain a very small ownership interest in the team, but have no decision making power, and the team will play in Key Arena for two years until construction on the new Seattle NBA arena is complete.  There are also reports that the deal is moving along nicely, but the goal is to have it finished by the end of January.

Continuing our saga of the City of Seattle and our relationship with the Supersonics and the NBA, we now look at how we clawed back into the discussion and got to where we are right now – on the cusp of getting our team back.

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Sonic BOOM!!!! The Loss and Return of the Seattle Supersonics (Part 1)


I was up all night because of rumors swirling around the interwebs right now… This is potentially the equivalent to all the Christmas Eve’s of my lifetime all wrapped up in one… The night before it is announced that Chris Hansen has purchased the Sacramento King’s with the intention of moving the team to Seattle.  The night before us grieving, wounded Seattlites are finally made whole again with the return of our team.  I am talking about the return of the Seattle SuperSonics!!!!

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Maloof Brothers, owners of the Sacramento Kings, are very close to a deal selling the team to an ownership group who wants to bring the Kings to Seattle.  The Maloofs have a history of being squirrelly, to put it nicely, but AW said that the deal is essentially at 1st and Goal from the 1 yard line… just needs to be punched in.  The details are as such: $500 million from the Seattle ownership group, the Maloofs will retain a very small ownership interest in the team, but have no decision making power, and the team will play in Key Arena for two years until construction on the new Seattle NBA arena is complete.  UPDATE: There are also reports that the deal is moving along nicely, but the goal is to have it finished by the end of January.

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