Thursday, January 10

300 Million reasons to keep the Sonics

Just look at that decrepit shack--it's nearly 15 years old!


As the Sonics continue their Bataan Death March, I thought I'd try to lighten the mood by sharing a piece I performed at a Save Our Sonics fundraiser last fall (and which was brutally paraphrased in a New York Times article last year):
As you might have heard, the Sonics are going to leave town unless we give them (at least) $300 million dollars for a new stadium. Since I’m a big basketball fan, I decided to make a list of 300 millions reasons why we should keep the Sonics. So far, I’ve come up with seven:

1) A lot of people think the $300 million dollars could be spent on “More Important Things”, like housing for the homeless. Let me ask you this: how many homeless people can dunk?

2) If Sonics point guard Luke Ridnour is not allowed to express his love for Jesus Christ on the basketball court, he might have to find somewhere else to do it—like in your pants.

3) Where else am I going to be able to pay seven dollars for a pretzel? Did I mention they were magic pretzels?

4) NBA games offer a safe place for closeted homosexuals to hang out with their straight friends, while secretly lusting after the giant, scantly clad men running around on the basketball court. Or so I’m told.

5) Everyone wants to help the less fortunate, but who stops to help the millionaires?

6) If the Sonics leave town, the Sonics Dance Team will be forced to return to their previous occupation: Iranian Death Squad Recruiters.

7) In 1979, the Seattle Supersonics won the NBA Championship. Have you?
Feel free to add to the list in the comments. Oh, and if you get a chance, please vote for me in the Famecast comedy competition. You can vote once a day, so feel free to stuff the (virtual) ballot boxes.

5 comments:

anonymous#12 said...

Excellent! Thanks for the laughs, Paul.

kloricacid said...

Where else but your vomit can you find something green and yellow?

Flippy said...

F.Y.I.

For all you world war 2 buffs. It is pronounced "Ba-ta-AHN". As a Filipino (been one all my life) raised in America and a WW2 buff, I am tired of people calling it "Baton" Death March.

Thank you.

Paul Merrill said...

Supersonicsoul is 1/3 Filipino, so we appreciate the info. (and the other 2/3 apologizes for the Spanish-American War)

Flippy said...

Thanks Paul.

But how 'bout the Filipino-American war nobody Frickin' remembers.

Just kidding.

There was a war but really, I'm over it... God bless America, legal immigrants, HBO and the colt .44!