04 July 2008

Sonics Flee Seattle, Good Riddance

Plutocrats Leave Seattle, Please Shed a Tear

A deal has finally been reached for the Seattle Sonics to bail out on their lease and move to OKC (watch out Lou, they're coming for ya!). After the WA legislature denied them $500M of taxpayer dollars for a new arena, they decided to fly the coop to try and fleece the poor sods in Oklahoma City of all their money. Perhaps a new arena would have brought some revenue to the city of Seattle, but if they have to subsidize it with a truckload of taxpayer money, is it really that good an investment? I'm no sports guru, but the basketball squadron was 20-62 last season...I think that's bad.