No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

The Kings Are Staying In Sacramento

The Maloofs are out. According to the Sacramento Bee, the brothers came out of hiding long enough to to sell the Kings to a group for $535 million. The group, led by Silicon Valley billionaire and Golden State Warriors minority owner Vivek Ranadive, will be keeping the team in Sacramento. The deal is to be formally… » 5/17/13 1:40am 5/17/13 1:40am

The Maloofs Still Want Nothing To Do With Sacramento

The Maloofs recently announced they have a "Plan B" up their sleeves if the NBA does not approve the latest offer made by the Seattle-based ownership group with whom they have been negotiating the sale of the Sacramento Kings: they're going to make things ugly. » 5/12/13 12:15pm 5/12/13 12:15pm

At Long Last, John Olerud Claims Victory Over The Tree In His…

September brought grave news that, until just now, had occupied most of our attention, kept us awake at night, asleep during the day, and our entire lives turned upside down. John Olerud, proud owner of a beautiful piece of land with pristine views just outside Seattle, had a problem. From our original report about the … » 11/11/12 1:20pm 11/11/12 1:20pm

Finally, Someone Built The New Sonics Arena Out Of 110 Pounds Of Butter

We should note that this is not actually the new Sodo arena, with which Seattle hopes to lure an NBA franchise; this is only a model. And not a strictly accurate one—unless I misunderstand the load-bearing properties of butter, I do not believe the inside is hollow and contains a little butter court with little butter… » 10/24/12 5:40pm 10/24/12 5:40pm

This Rap Song About Seattle Sports Might Make Your Ears Bleed

Any rap song about Seattle, or so I'm told, has to include shoutouts to all the great Emerald City sports stars, and Riff Raff provides all of them: Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr., Shawn Kemp, Gary Payton, and Brian Bosworth, with a Craig Sager reference thrown in because why not? Alas, Steve Largent, Edgar Martinez, and… » 10/03/12 1:55pm 10/03/12 1:55pm

Why The Mariners Are The Biggest Opponents Of A New NBA Arena In…

Earlier this week, the Seattle City Council announced a tentative agreement on a new arena, to be built in the Sodo (south of downtown) neighborhood where Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field already stand. The revised plan is the product of months of negotiation with hedge fund investor Chris Hansen, who's long made it… » 9/13/12 11:40am 9/13/12 11:40am

John Olerud Really Wants His Neighbor's Tree Cut Down

The Pacific Northwest is God's country, and there may not be any more beautiful slice than Clyde Hill. Literally located upon a hill, Clyde Hill is one square mile of the most beautiful views in the state. Look east, and there are the Cascades. Look south, and there's Mt. Ranier. And west, just across the lake, the… » 9/10/12 5:10pm 9/10/12 5:10pm

Spencer Hawes Honors The Seattle SuperSonics With A Terrible Haircut

The people of Seattle will go to great lengths to honor their former team. They will heckle billionaires. They will refuse free, courtside seats to the NBA playoffs. And they will shave an outline of the Seattle Space Needle into the backs of their heads. » 7/25/11 5:25pm 7/25/11 5:25pm