The Coyotes Were Damned Close To Moving To Seattle

In July 2013, the Glendale City Council voted—barely, by a 4-3 margin—to approve a complicated lease deal that was the last possible hope of keeping the Coyotes in Arizona. A new report from the Seattle Times reveals that the NHL had a contingency plan in place if the vote went the other way: moving trucks were… » 10/08/14 10:51am 10/08/14 10:51am

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

Brian Bosworth Had A Real Nice Time At The xx Concert

You probably remember Brian Bosworth as the crazy linebacker with weird hair who was good in college but sucked in the NFL and once got trucked by Bo Jackson. Regardless of what you know about The Boz, though, you probably wouldn't expect him to be the kind of guy who sends tweets like this from The xx concert: » 2/13/13 5:45pm 2/13/13 5:45pm

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… » 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

Mark Cuban: No One In The NBA Would Stop A Franchise From Moving To…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Cubes thinks it's a matter of time before the Sonics return to Seattle. » 10/01/12 6:10pm 10/01/12 6:10pm

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

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

Can Seattle Support Any More Sports Teams?

It's more or less assumed that if Chris Hansen and Seattle can build a new arena, the reincarnated Sonics would return. It's probably just a matter of time before the NHL tries its hand in the American Cascadia. Seattle is a wonderful sports town and is unrepresented in two of the four major sports, but might there be… » 7/16/12 3:25pm 7/16/12 3:25pm