Tuesday, May 24

Sonic History at SportsPress NW

A great story at for Sonic fans at SportsPress NW today, detailing (and that's an understatement) the process that brought the Sonics to Seattle.

Penned by Dave Eskenazi and Steve Rudman, the story fills in a number of gaps in Sonic history, as well as providing some colorful highlights to pro basketball lore in this town. Just for example:

* The first Sonic booster club was called the UltraSonics, which immediately makes me wish we could rename this blog, like, now.
* Dick Vertlieb (one of the Sonics' founders) wanted to dress the Sonics in blue and gold to entice Olympia Beer into becoming a major advertiser.

And those are just appetizers for a delicious story. True Sonic fans would be remiss not to read the whole thing.

1 comment:

René said...

That´s really great stuff! Thanks for sharing!