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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The Play that Caused an Earthquake


January 8th, 2011 – It was a big day for Seattle.

Having just lost its NBA team to Oklahoma City only years before, the city was in the midst of trying to reclaim a spot in sports history as one of the most underestimated teams in the National Football League. Five years after their trip to Super Bowl XL had resulted in one of the most controversial loses in NFL history, the Seahawks had already made history as the only team to make it to the NFL playoffs with a losing record, having won seven games and lost nine during the regular season. Now, they sought to turn that dubious honor into something of legend.

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