I want to say I'm
getting back into posting with regularity and all that jazz...I want
to. In reality, reality is not being my friend right now.
Between my real job, looking at a change of scenery (nice speak for
looking for a new job), and the joys (or lack there of) of home
ownership, the world is not giving me much time for anything good.
The only thing I
can say is that I'm glad to see that the Mariners are finally making
some smart moves. Langerhans and Bradley have both been
designated for reassignment. It's a long overdue move
considering how sloppy the two have been with both fielding and
batting lately. By lately, I mean both this season and last.
Now if only something can be done about the once-hot-and-now-stale
It is hard to find time
recently for posting or having anything close to a life with fun in
it. However, in the spirit of trying to keep something live on this
site, I posted a little about the Mariners on Monday. To keep the
short sports posts going...
I don't know why I
do it to myself once every few months. I'm like a glutton for
punishment. I'm talking about being a Seattle native who
occasionally looks in at the NBA. However, I saw
this on the Seattle PI about Shawn Kemp's loyalty and his views
on the Zombie Sonics (A.K.A. The Thunder). I love seeing how Kemp
and Gary Payton are so loyal and it reminds me of why I miss the
NBA. I don't miss the league that was so damned poor in handling
Clay Bennett and his desire to screw Seattle. I do miss the Sonics
and the players who brought so much excitement to a city that used
to have no other quality sports teams beyond the Sonics.
However, when I
see things like
this product page at the NBA Store, I'm easily reminded again of
why I don't give a crap about the NBA. When the Sonics were stolen
from the Seattle fans, one thing was included for Seattle in the
settlement to flee the lease at Key Arena; Seattle kept the legacy
and history of the Sonics. That includes being able to hand up the
conference and world championship banners if a team returns to
Seattle. Well, history of the Sonics say the team started in 1967.
The Zombie Sonics sure as shit didn't exist back then.
To Shawn Kemp; You
will always be the Reignman! You and Payton will always be heroes of
the Seattle sports scene.
To the NBA, who is
selling this blatant load of crap; It's our history and our legacy.
Get your f#@$ing hands off of my childhood! Unless you plan to give
the money generated from this hat to Seattle, then live up to the
agreement that Seattle's former (and apparently sports hating) mayor
walked away with a few years ago. The history belongs to Seattle!
This will be posted a
bit late in the day for many people, but I feel the need to say that
Firefly (the complete series) is a cheap price on Amazon.com today.
It's under $25, which is not too shabby for this beyond awesome
series. I felt it was worth the price to buy a second time (having
already had the DVD set for several years).
Anyway, I still
have way too little to post. I've gone from being a person centered
around geek things to being more of a suburban "man of the house"
type lately. Instead of game, I've been playing with ideas of a
kitchen remodel. Instead of watching TV, I've been building
cabinets. Instead of...well, you get the point. I've been in the
world of real problems with real solutions and all of that fun
So, I'll try for
another somewhat short sports post today since it's the only thing
I've been following in the last couple of weeks.
Tomorrow is the
first game between Seattle and Portland in the MLS. The start, or
re-birth, of a classic I-5 rivalry. The other end of this I-5
rivalry will come later this year when Seattle faces Vancouver for
the first time in the MLS. It's one of the greatest feeling for a
Seattle sports fan to have when you can actually be part of a heated
rivalry and not just hearing about how tense they can be. I mean
Seattle doesn't have any rivalry in the MLB (unless you count how
the batters have a rivalry, that they lose constantly to, against a
perfect 0.000 batting average). The NFL is just not filled with any
true rivalries for Seattle, beyond the standard division ones, ever
since the Seahawks joined the NFC. Beyond that, I guess you can say
college sees a rivalry with UW versus WSU, but that just doesn't
feel as impressive when every college has a rival (usually a
University versus State University).
The sad part of
the first game of the reborn Sounders FC versus Timbers rivalry is
that the game will probably turn sloppy. I don't mean how the MLS is
sloppy (which, as an MLS fan, I have to admit...MLS is no European
league). I mean the weather, which is perfectly sunny and fair
today, and how tomorrow night the rains are supposed to come back to
Seattle. With an 8PM start, the game will see some less than ideal
weather. Of course, with soccer, rainy fields equals slower and less
controlled of games. At least the supporters will still be going all
out, even when the game gets slowed from a slick field.