Thursday, November 16

Sonics Deep Sixed

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 15: Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers goes up against the defense of Rashard Lewis #7 and Chris Wilcox #54 of the Seattle SuperSonics on November 15, 2006 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Terrence Vaccaro/NBAE via Getty Images)<br />NBAE/Getty Images
I have a confession to make.

Even though I write about the Sonics on a blog, I've yet to see them play this year, with the exception of via the magic of Paul Silvi and KING-5 sports. You see, as a resident of Vancouver (the exciting one, not the one next to Portland), I don't get FSN or ESPN, which means I don't get the Sonics.

So it was with much excitement that I saw in the local listings that the Sonic-Sixer game would be on Rogers SportsNet ("Where Curling Matters!") Wednesday night. I set the VCR to record and got ready to see Luke Ridnour go up against his alter-ego ... and 30 minutes later the power went out.

God, in His infinite wisdom, apparently wants me to continue living like it's 1958, where I only get to see the Sonics live, in person, and not through the magic of television.

A lot of people in the Northwest will remember November 15, 2006 as the night of a massive storm that wiped out power, closed roads, etc. I'll remember it as the night a rainstorm cost me a shot at watching the Sonics lose to Philly.

3 comments:

ryan said...

You didn't miss much. I don't know what's going on with Collison, but check out his home/road numbers so far:

Home - 3 points, 2.3 boards, 17%(!) from the field

Road - 8 points, 8 boards, 41% from the field.

Maybe Bob Hill should start driving Collison to the airport on game days, let him hang out there for a couple of hours, then drive him to Key Arena.

frank said...

Totally off-topic (your situation is too sad to comment on) but I filled out my all-star ballot yesterday, putting Da Fort as my write-in candidate. Would love to see Stern's face if Dan the man actually got a large # of votes. Priceless.

Paul Merrill said...

Great idea, Frank! Consider the "Elect Da Fort" campaign officially started.