Yesterday was a tough day. After months of anticipation, the Relocation Committee of the NBA's Board of Governors rared back and kicked all Sonics fans squarely in the testicles. Listening to KJR yesterday, it was obvious that emotions ran the spectrum. Many were depressed. Many said screw the NBA. Others made the half-hearted argument that this isn't over. Me, I'm just angry. Some might say a tornado of anger, just swirling about. And that anger is aimed at a number of parties. I've had a couple cups of joe already this morning and I'm a little feisty, so let's bring back the coffee-fueled rant. Fair warning, the following may not be appropriate for youngsters.
It's Christmas in April! Our planning for autumn can now begin! The built-in excuse for not wanting to go to your 2nd cousin's kid's birthday party now has a date attached to it. The Seahawks now know when/where/who they'll dominate in the 2013 campaign. Let's gaze into the crystal ball and see what we've got.
Preseason: We see our old AFC West brethren for 3 of the 4 preseason games again this year. Peyton Manning and his red forehead invade Seahawks Stadium on Saturday night Aug. 17th. Oh, by the way, we will have the tailgate up and going for that game should you feel the need for Saturday afternoon tomfoolery and ballyhoo. For the 38th straight year, the Hawks end the "pay full price even though it's garbage football" part of their schedule with the Raiders. At least the schedule makers were nice enough to have it on a Thursday night at 7 as opposed to the seventh circle of hell traffic known as the Friday before Labor Day.
Spring is here, Seattle hit 70 degrees yesterday for the first time since early October, and it's time for another season of mediocrity down at the corner of Edgar Martinez Drive and Dave Niehaus Way. The Hometown Nine have finally ended what felt like an 18-month spring training and kick off the season tonight in that oh so luxurious hellhole known as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. On the plus side, at least it won't be filled with Raider fans tonight. Many in the media are high on the prospects for this year's team. Me, I think they're just high, given our recent legalization of herbal enjoyment. Let's gaze into the crystal ball through the prism of Major League.
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