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Man yesterday was like a punch in the gut for Seattle sports fans, as the NBA Board Of Governors voted unanimously against moving the Sacramento kings to Seattle. This is definitely a major speed bump in Chris Hansen’s efforts to bring the Sonics back. The timing couldn’t be worse as yesterday there were a few rumors and reports circulating that the NHL franchise, the Phoenix Coyotes, are one foot out the door and Seattle would be a great destination for them. The crappy part…no NBA franchise means no new arena, which means no NHL franchise. Ugh. A lot of people are pissed, it seemed like this was the perfect opportunity, and who knows if there will be another one. Thankfully us pessimists are not in charge of this ownership group, as Chris Hansen released a statement…it’s a great read:
To the Sonics Faithful While we are disappointed with the relocation committee’s recommendation, we just wanted to let you all know that we remain fully committed to seeing this transaction through. As you are all well aware, we have a binding transaction to purchase the Kings for what would be a record price for an NBA franchise, have one of the best ownership groups ever assembled to purchase a professional sports team in the US, have clearly demonstrated that we have a much more solid Arena plan, have offered a much higher price than the yet to be finalized Sacramento Group, and have placed all of the funds to close the transaction into escrow. As such, we plan to unequivocally state our case for both relocation and our plan to move forward with the transaction to the league and owners at the upcoming Board of Governor’s Meeting in Mid-May. When we started this process everyone thought it was impossible. While this represents yet another obstacle to achieving our goal, I just wanted to reassure all of you that we have numerous options at our disposal and have absolutely no plans to give up. Impossible is nothing but a state of mind.
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” ?Muhammad Ali
I’m glad this guy is steering the ship.
I’m not going to ruin it for you How I Met Your Mother fans…but last night’s episode was as Barney would say “Legen…wait for it…Dary!” Seriously, watch it…the cameo at the end is so awesome.
Today's Video Blog is all about Torture Tuesday. Today you voted for Vicky B. to slap Hot Kyle!