This is kind of an old story, but I’ve had a backlog of shit sitting on the pile here, so I’m getting to it now.
I don’t know how true this is, but you know what? I like the sound of whatever it is King 5 is digging into!
The only drawback is Bellevue. God, are you telling me that if we get another NBA team, they’re going to be the Bellevue Sonics? That just looks totally and completely ridiculous. It also looks like a small price to pay to have the NBA back in my life, but that’s still not gonna stop me from bitching about Bellevue. Do you know what kind of pain in the ASS it is to get to Bellevue? Just imagine your average 7pm tip-off, trying to wade through the quicksand that is rush hour I-90 and 520 (and 405 for that matter; and I-5 for THAT matter).
But, you know what? That’s the only way it’s going to happen. We all know Seattle is a lost fucking cause and that’s depressing as shit, but that’s just the way it is. As soon as I move into an apartment that’s a short bike ride from Key Arena, I’m 3 years too late for pro basketball in Seattle Center. So, in that sense (i.e. the City of Seattle and State of Washington politicians are a bunch of elitist fucktwats who don’t know a good thing when they see one), I guess I better get used to the idea of Bellevue being the new center of the universe in the Puget Sound.
Of course, I’m rambling on and on about basketball when really this thing is about getting Pro Hockey here. Admittedly, I’m cooler on the NHL than I am on the NBA, but I still think it’d be really fucking great to have real hockey in our own backyard. Between that, soccer, and women’s basketball, we’ll have cornered the market on being superfans of fringe sports!
I almost wish Bellevue would let the Sonics (if/whenever they return to this still-unrealized new super-arena) retain the Seattle in their name … but then I remember the way this city turned its back on our team, our local Queen Anne businesses, and our area community of basketball fans as a whole, and I say, “Fuck Seattle.” Bellevue, if you have the balls to get this thing done and get me my team back, I’ll praise your name until the cows come home (which, you know, will take forever because of all their shitty freeway traffic).