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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:00 pm
  • Pstark3 wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:So fricken pumped for this but, I knew this was coming, reading comment sections from articles regarding this event, most other fans are comparing this to the OKC situation and saying we don't deserve another cities team.

    Except we aren't lying to an entire city, telling them we have their best interest in mind, and have full intent not to move the team. Hansen told the Maloofs he wants the team and will move them to Seattle, the Maloofs agreed.


    Exactly. They knew what this was.

    Hansen went in the front door, was open and honest with his intentions.

    Unlike he who won't be named. F'n lying snake.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:04 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:06 pm
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    Within 10 months, Seattle might have Russell Wilson, the Sonics and legalized marijuana. I'm putting my house on the market.

    Not a bad idea...
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:07 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:09 pm
  • twisted_steel2 wrote:
    Pstark3 wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:So fricken pumped for this but, I knew this was coming, reading comment sections from articles regarding this event, most other fans are comparing this to the OKC situation and saying we don't deserve another cities team.

    Except we aren't lying to an entire city, telling them we have their best interest in mind, and have full intent not to move the team. Hansen told the Maloofs he wants the team and will move them to Seattle, the Maloofs agreed.


    Exactly. They knew what this was.

    Hansen went in the front door, was open and honest with his intentions.

    Unlike he who won't be named. F'n lying snake.


    look at you guys justifying this. Bet the Sacramento fans don't feel any better about this than you did about losing the Sonics. Shit happens. move on.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:24 pm
  • GCrow wrote:Bill Simmons ‏@BillSimmons
    Within 10 months, Seattle might have Russell Wilson, the Sonics and legalized marijuana. I'm putting my house on the market.

    Not a bad idea...


    Yup, except for the fact that weed isnt legal. Federal laws trump state laws
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:27 pm
  • Just saw this

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    Source: Seattle groups offer was rejected by Maloofs. Hmmm. Plot thickening by the minute.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:28 pm
  • drdiags wrote:Just saw this

    stevelarge_cbs13 ‏@largesteven

    Source: Seattle groups offer was rejected by Maloofs. Hmmm. Plot thickening by the minute.


    Not cool. The Maloofs are NOTORIOUS for this kind of BS.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:36 pm
  • likely just tryin to get more $$$
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:38 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    look at you guys justifying this. Bet the Sacramento fans don't feel any better about this than you did about losing the Sonics. Shit happens. move on.


    I feel for the fans of Sac, don't get me wrong. And I guarantee Seattle Sonic fans won't be the complete d-bags okie fans were and are in regards to losing the Sonics. Blaming the victims the entire time.

    We've been there, felt the pain of our team being ripped away from us in a lie. We'll have sympathy for the King fans, but also be happy our SuperSonics will be 'alive' again.

    In a way we've grown up, learned how the big boys of the NBA play. Hell we're playing the game Clay Bennett started. Unfortunately that's the reality of the situation. Want an NBA team? Well someones getting screwed. Clay taught us that.

    At least Hansen being honest about it.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:40 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    drdiags wrote:Just saw this

    stevelarge_cbs13 ‏@largesteven

    Source: Seattle groups offer was rejected by Maloofs. Hmmm. Plot thickening by the minute.


    Not cool. The Maloofs are NOTORIOUS for this kind of BS.


    As a diehard Kings fan...yes, yes they are. The hatred of the Mal**fs in Sacramento is as strong as the love for the team. They are manipulative, deceitful, uncharismatic, and not very bright. In the last 10 years they've nickled and dimed the Kings from Pacific contenders to a farce.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:43 pm
  • twisted_steel2 wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:
    look at you guys justifying this. Bet the Sacramento fans don't feel any better about this than you did about losing the Sonics. Shit happens. move on.


    I feel for the fans of Sac, don't get me wrong. And I guarantee Seattle Sonic fans won't be the complete d-bags okie fans were and are in regards to losing the Sonics. Blaming the victims the entire time.

    We've been there, felt the pain of our team being ripped away from us in a lie. We'll have sympathy for the King fans, but also be happy our SuperSonics will be 'alive' again.

    In a way we've grown up, learned how the big boys of the NBA play. Hell we're playing the game Clay Bennett started. Unfortunately that's the reality of the situation. Want an NBA team? Well someones getting screwed. Clay taught us that.

    At least Hansen being honest about it.


    look, I dig that, all of it. But anyone with eyes knew that when Bennet and co. bought the Sonics, it was with the intention of taking them to OKC. Should they have been deceptive? Probably not, but there could have bene other factors at work that we'renot aware of preventing them from just coming out and saying "We are buying this team to move it to OKC".

    One other thing, as far as I can tell, the first stones were thrown by Sonics fans against Thunder fans. They asked for a fight and they got one, then had the cheek to pull the 'classless' card when Thunder fans talked back to them.

    I'm personally REALLY looking forward to the inevitable rivalry here. i'm extremely happy for Seattle bball fans and hope that the new Sonics settle in fast and compete quickly.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:47 pm
  • Guess we have dis-information going viral. Twitter stinks sometimes

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    This report is BS. RT @bcondotta: A Sacramento TV station reporting Maloofs rejected the Seattle deal
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:58 pm
  • The internet is insane regarding this sort of thing. Everyone careful in falling for a "report" from some random yahoo on twitter. I just read someone say that a local group led by Larry Ellison (the guy who wanted a team in San Jose) is now offering $600 million. Sac mayor Kevin Johnson is said to be looking to put together a local group to match Hansen's offer. Talk is all over the place. Sit back and relax. You'll drive yourself insane otherwise. Wait for "reports" to come from legit sources and to be repeated from more than one. Things will sort themselves out in time. Definitely exciting times though.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:00 pm
  • drdiags wrote:Guess we have dis-information going viral. Twitter stinks sometimes

    mitch levy ‏@kjrmitch

    This report is BS. RT @bcondotta: A Sacramento TV station reporting Maloofs rejected the Seattle deal


    I really hope it's just B.S. It is only a single guy reporting it so its not exactly credible, however knowing the Maloofs it wouldn't be all that shocking though
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:01 pm
  • Lawdy I hope they didn't reject the deal

    This would be extremely heartbreaking
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:03 pm

Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:04 pm
  • My God.........just get it done already! I hate false reports, and hopefully that one report is just that, false!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:05 pm
  • Regardless what rumors you hear and what reports come out. Remember one thing. The Maloofs are flaky as hell. I won’t celebrate until something is official. The deal could be 99.9% done and I won't budge. Given their history, those dudes could back out at the 11th hour. Remember they were celebrating with KJ at midcourt in Sac at the all-star break last year.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:10 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Exactly. They knew what this was.

    Hansen went in the front door, was open and honest with his intentions.

    Unlike he who won't be named. F'n lying snake.

    look at you guys justifying this. Bet the Sacramento fans don't feel any better about this than you did about losing the Sonics. Shit happens. move on.

    You sound like Clayclay's "cabana boy"!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:10 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:My God.........just get it done already! I hate false reports, and hopefully that one report is just that, false!


    Sacramento reporter that doesn’t want to be affiliated with report of rejection.

    Sam Amick ‏@sam_amick
    @Aykis16 Can you please take my name off the story about the reported rejected offer from Steve Large, Akis?


    Mitch Levy straight up called the report BS. Given his connections, I believe it. And this just confirms that. Add to that all the other people who are hearing the same things about Seattle, I feel Mitch is in the right. FOR NOW.

    I stand my ground on the Maloofs being shady and flaky as hell. Even if all the reports on a close agreement are true (they very well might be), they can't be trusted til it's all signed in blood. They had an agreement for a new arena with Sacramento and celebrated with the mayor at mid-court at a home game mid-season last year before the all-star break. You'd think that would be trustworthy, right? WRONG. They backed out shortly after, breaking the hearts of Kings fans everywhere.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:14 pm
  • SeaTown81 wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:My God.........just get it done already! I hate false reports, and hopefully that one report is just that, false!


    Sacramento reporter that doesn’t want to be affiliated with report of rejection.

    Sam Amick ‏@sam_amick
    @Aykis16 Can you please take my name off the story about the reported rejected offer from Steve Large, Akis?


    Mitch Levy straight up called the report BS. Given his connections, I believe it. And this just confirms that. Add to that all the other people who are hearing the same things about Seattle, I feel Mitch is in the right. FOR NOW.

    I stand my ground on the Maloofs being shady and flaky as hell. Even if all the reports on a close agreement are true (they very well might be), they can't be trusted til it's all signed in blood. They had an agreement for a new arena with Sacramento and celebrated with the mayor at mid-court at a home game mid-season last year before the all-star break. You'd think that would be trustworthy, right? WRONG. They backed out shortly after, breaking the hearts of Kings fans everywhere.


    I already hated the Maloofs.......but this is making my hate for them grow even more!

    But glad to see that this report could potentially be false.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:30 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:One other thing, as far as I can tell, the first stones were thrown by Sonics fans against Thunder fans. They asked for a fight and they got one, then had the cheek to pull the 'classless' card when Thunder fans talked back to them.


    Must be nice living in fantasy land.

    You see. Just when I'm ready to move on, some dumb OKC fan has to go and say something as stupid as this. I promise this will be my last time bringing this back up. But dammit, Peaches. You asked for it. ;)

    You couldn't be more wrong, buddy. You have no idea how many OKC fans constantly came on Sonics sites telling us that we didn't deserve our team. Telling us that we didn't support it. Justifying (as you are doing now) your lying scum bucket ownership. Sure, Seattle fans reacted back harshly. But OKC fans were just as complicit in any cross-country mud-sligning. And unlike Seattle, never had the excuse for being emotional.

    You say "Yeah, Clay shouldn't have lied and should have been up front about it." That is freaking hilarious. Do you know why he lied? Because that was the ONLY way he was moving the team. He doesn't get the 41 year old Seattle franchise without lying. He had to lie, or Schultz wouldn't have sold. Him making a less than half-assed effort to keep the team in Seattle was part of the agreement. It was why he was taken to court by the city, and why he had to buy his way out before the trial could end. He had to pretend he intended to stay in Seattle. During his emails with his pal Aubrey McClendon about "how soon can we get out?" he was lying his ass off to Seattle politicians, offering them the worst stadium deal in Seattle sports history. He had a checklist of what he had to do to meet the terms of the sale. He did so dishonestly and was caught every step of the way. Your glorious newspaper in OKC that is owned by his wife chose to shield your fine citizens from all of it. It was complicit every step of the way. Your fans chose to bury their heads in the sand, and attacked Seattle fans for being outraged. DO NOT EVEN TRY TO SAY WE STARTED IT. You got your team, and reaped the benefits of Clay tanking for 2 years in our city. Enjoy it all you want. But you do not get the high ground. Not even a little bit.

    I said this before. I dare you to watch SonicsGate. ALL OF IT. Without actually sitting down and watching it, I can't take a word out of your mouth seriously.



    Can you tell just how fresh the wound is? ;) lol.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:34 pm
  • http://sulia.com/ricbucher/

    What I know about the Kings-to-Seattle story at this point: sources say the Maloofs are getting back into the liquor business and the only way for them to do that is to sell the Kings, their last asset of any worth. The Maloofs, of course, had beverage distributorships in Colorado and New Mexico but sold them to try -- futilely -- to keep their Las Vegas hotel casino, The Palms, afloat. Separate sources say that putting a team back in Seattle is at the top of David Stern's bucket list as NBA commissioner and, as we know, David invariably gets what he wants. The Maloofs reversed field once before, on a deal that would've kept the team in Sacramento, but sources say the terms of that deal were negotiated by Stern and that the Maloofs backed out because the terms weren't the ones they specified they had to have.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:35 pm
  • Here is something to consider about all this. From Ric Bucher on LA Sports

    What I know about the Kings-to-Seattle story at this point: sources say the Maloofs are getting back into the liquor business and the only way for them to do that is to sell the Kings, their last asset of any worth. The Maloofs, of course, had beverage distributorships in Colorado and New Mexico but sold them to try -- futilely -- to keep their Las Vegas hotel casino, The Palms, afloat. Separate sources say that putting a team back in Seattle is at the top of David Stern's bucket list as NBA commissioner and, as we know, David invariably gets what he wants. The Maloofs reversed field once before, on a deal that would've kept the team in Sacramento, but sources say the terms of that deal were negotiated by Stern and that the Maloofs backed out because the terms weren't the ones they specified they had to have.


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:50 pm
  • One thing to keep in mind. The Kings have to play the rest of this season in Sacramento. Whoever owns the team, along with the NBA, wants to make money and sell tickets. Unlike with Clay Bennett lying his ass off, and tanking the team to turn away fans to make his exit easier, the second Hansen buys a team, it's gone. There's no lying to the fans to keep them coming to games. I'm guessing they didn't want this news out so soon. I read in a USA Today article that NBA owners have been warned by the league to not talk about the Sacramento situation.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:04 pm
  • I suspect the deal is not done as not signed yet. It may take a few more days for the lawyers to finish
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:51 pm
  • Source: Seattle groups offer was rejected by Maloofs. Hmmm. Plot thickening by the minute.
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    Not cool. The Maloofs are NOTORIOUS for this kind of BS.[/quote]

    As a diehard Kings fan...yes, yes they are. The hatred of the Mal**fs in Sacramento is as strong as the love for the team. They are manipulative, deceitful, uncharismatic, and not very bright. In the last 10 years they've nickled and dimed the Kings from Pacific contenders to a farce.[/quote]
    He was talking about Howard Schultz, not Bennet. Everybody knew what was going down when Bennet bought the team. Starbucks Dick had to lie, or the previous, local, owners would not have sold him the team.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:55 pm
  • Come on, get this done!! It's getting boring whooping up on the Huskies. Oregon needs another Washington product to beat up on! :)
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:00 pm
  • Lords of Scythia wrote:He was talking about Howard Schultz, not Bennet. Everybody knew what was going down when Bennet bought the team. Starbucks Dick had to lie, or the previous, local, owners would not have sold him the team.


    Yup. Had Schultz not pretended to fall for Clay Bennett's lies and not sold the sell of the team as an attempt to keep the Sonics in Seattle, he would not have gotten enough yes votes from ownership to sell. The vote was something like 5-4 in favor of selling. Had the vote been in the face of "This guy is taking the team to OKC", that vote NEVER passes. Clay never gets the Sonics. Clay was a HUGE villain. But Schultz was just as bad. If anyone has seen Django Unchained, Clay was DiCaprio, and Schultz was Samuel L. Jackson's character. DiCaprio was bastard. But it was Jackson who was truly evil.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:23 pm
  • If Stern had shown 1/4 of the resistence he has shown Sacramento about moving and helping get a deal in place the Sonics would never have been allowed to leave, there was a second group locally ready to step in and it was not even listened to. This is all about the good ole boys club and the freindship that Bennett and Stern had before it was even a thought. I'm convinced Stern laid the ground work to allow Bennett to go through the process of ripping off the team.

    The lies are one thing, Schultz wanted out and wanted a profit bottom line.

    The fact that being the newest owner and being on a relocation commitee itself stinks of the buddy system. Having the power to extort and hold peoples feet to a fire to allow a relocation I guess is one of his strengths, I';m wondering when it gets to that phase how much Bennett is going to want Hansen to pay to get permission to move the Kings or Bucks for that matter if that becomes stage two.

    If I'm Hansen I demand a return of a lot of the Sonics rights that Bennett believes he is intitiled too.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:26 pm
  • Once we get the Sonics back can we all start ignoring Peaches' skewed reality?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:33 pm
  • dunceface wrote:Once we get the Sonics back can we all start ignoring Peaches' skewed reality?


    It would be better if people stopped engaging it even before then. Not that I don't understand the temptation to fire away at it.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:35 pm
  • call me when stern retires. till then I'm still not watching or putting one dime in Clay's boytoy buttbuddie
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:39 pm
  • Well once we get the Sonics back, bring Cage, Xman, Shelton, Brickowski, and Grey out of retirement. Put them on the court and let them bang with those stickman from Okie Land for about 5 minutes.

    Anyone that gloats over how and what happened and can justify the way shit went down is dead in my book anyway. Homerism is fine, blind ignorance to justify a crook and liar isn't. There are several in this situation from Schultz to Bennett and then Stern along with the whole approvale commitee for the sale.

    That doesn't even include Seattle city council and Mayor Greg Nichols.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:50 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:57 pm
  • NoChops wrote:call me when stern retires. till then I'm still not watching or putting one dime in Clay's boytoy buttbuddie


    His retirement is scheduled for less than 13 months from now. Hopefully you can pick up the revived Sonics in the middle of their first season back.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:05 pm
  • dunceface wrote:Once we get the Sonics back can we all start ignoring Peaches' skewed reality?


    LOL

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:13 pm
  • "Goddamnit, Peaches!" is the new "Goddamnit, Prelag!"
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:16 pm
  • Look, how about this. Every time the Thunder lose to the Sonics, I'll start a thread in the shack to eat crow and let you all unload. In the meantime, you agree to allow me to freely discuss the NBA and/or the Thunder in a non-trolling manner at various points throughout the NBA season. Deal?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:24 pm
  • MidwestHawker wrote:
    dunceface wrote:Once we get the Sonics back can we all start ignoring Peaches' skewed reality?


    It would be better if people stopped engaging it even before then. Not that I don't understand the temptation to fire away at it.


    Why didnt I think of that??! :lol:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:25 pm
  • dunceface wrote:
    MidwestHawker wrote:
    dunceface wrote:Once we get the Sonics back can we all start ignoring Peaches' skewed reality?


    It would be better if people stopped engaging it even before then. Not that I don't understand the temptation to fire away at it.


    Why didnt I think of that??! :lol:


    It's probably got something to do with your username...
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:02 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:17 pm
  • Welp! Who's down to pop bottles with me after the first game next season?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:20 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:Come on, get this done!! It's getting boring whooping up on the Huskies. Oregon needs another Washington product to beat up on! :)


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:22 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Look, how about this. Every time the Thunder lose to the Sonics, I'll start a thread in the shack to eat crow and let you all unload. In the meantime, you agree to allow me to freely discuss the NBA and/or the Thunder in a non-trolling manner at various points throughout the NBA season. Deal?


    You've always been free to discuss the NBA and Thunder in a non-trolling manner.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:24 pm
  • With the Seahawks coming off a big win against the redskins and heading to Atlanta, who woulda thought this week could get more exciting? These rumors sure sound legit. I'm so pumped
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:24 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:Come on, get this done!! It's getting boring whooping up on the Huskies. Oregon needs another Washington product to beat up on! :)


    That's cute, young lady


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:33 pm
  • So? Blazers are still the blazers ;)
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:48 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:Come on, get this done!! It's getting boring whooping up on the Huskies. Oregon needs another Washington product to beat up on! :)


    That's cute, young lady


    It's just that Oregon inferiority complex coming out again.
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