Friday, July 27

Bully Pulpit

Since the elected leaders of Boston and Chicago are so eager to condemn Chick-fil-A for the company's anti-gay-marriage stance, might I suggest an additional person for whom they could direct their vengeance?





Perhaps a boycott of all OKC games played in Boston or Chicago would be in order?

Thursday, July 26

I'm not crazy. You're the one that's crazy.


Here at Supersonicsoul, it goes without saying we are pretty crazy about the Seattle Supersonics.  If prompted, I could name every player on every roster during the Bernie Bickerstaff era. I considered naming my children after several of them. To say, during a certain time of my life, I was obsessed with my favorite team would be a monumental understatement. 

Having said that, there is absolutely no way, even when the team was stolen away by a backwater baron,  I would consider comparing my plight as a beleaguered fan to 9/11.

Of course, this could just be an isolated wacko. I mean, I'm sure most Penn State fans are reasonable people, right? 

It's times like these that make me never ever ever never ever want to care about sports again. 

Tuesday, July 24

Thanks but no thanks


Um . . . thanks to whoever sent Supersonicsoul an invite to join the Romney campaign, but we have a strict anti-cyborg policy around here

Thursday, July 19

Big Arena Meeting Tonight at Town Hall

He's short, like us!


To all our supporters, 
I just wanted to reach out to all of you ahead of tonight’s joint public hearing. This is a fantastic opportunity for all of you to express both how important this project is to you and why this is a great deal for the City and County. While I first and foremost want to encourage all of you to attend, as a great turnout will really help our cause, I also want to express to you that it is important for us to handle ourselves with class. 
While I think we all feel that this is a great chance to make our case, I would just ask each of you to appreciate the fact that the democratic process here in Seattle is as much a part of our history and culture as the Sonics. The Councils are simply doing their duty in vetting our deal and asking tough questions, and as with most things in life, not every citizen is going to agree with our opinion. As such, we should be respectful of both the Council members and our opposition. Nothing good can come from rudeness, heckling, or booing. I’m sure that’s actually what many people expect from passionate sports fans. Let’s show them that we’re better than that. 
We have the facts squarely on our side, so I would just encourage any of you who plan to attend to take a deep breath and relax. If you plan to speak, do your homework, try to say something thoughtful, helpful, and factual, and above all do so in a polite and courteous manner. Never underestimate the power of being kind, genuine, and respectful. 
— Chris Hansen
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Tuesday, July 10

Reunited and It Feels So Good



So, you've no doubt read that Rashard Lewis has signed a contract with Miami, and that Ray Allen is expected to do the same some time this week (next week? not sure).

In any event, it obviously marks the sentimental reuniting of two players who never gave a damn about defense ... rather, it reunites two high-scoring former Sonics in the down phases in their careers, appealing to about 17 people outside of the 206 area code.

Surprisingly, this is not the first time two former 20-ppg teammates on the Sonics have found themselves teammates once again in non-Seattle jerseys. In fact, it's happened twice! (I know, it's right there with the ending of the Usual Suspects!)

First time:

Bob Rule and Lenny Wilkens
68-69 to 71-72 in Seattle
 72-73 and 73-74 with the Cavaliers

Second time:
Tom Chambers and Xavier McDaniel
85-86 to 97-88 in Seattle
90-91 with the Suns

Some other notable re-pairings ...
Avery Johnson and Dale Ellis
88-89 to 89-90 in Seattle
92-93 in San Antonio

Shawn Kemp and Detlef Schrempf
93-94 to 96-97 in Seattle
00-01 in Portland

Sam Perkins and Derrick McKey
99 to 01 Pacers

Best of all ...

Eddie Johnson and Derrick McKey and Ricky Pierce
95-96 Pacers (no wonder I loved those mid-90s Pacers so much; that, and Vern Fleming)

Of note, Marvin Webster and Spencer Haywood were teammates on the 78-79 Knicks, but were never teammates in Seattle.