MORE STERN WARNING The Associated Press
NEW YORK - David Stern gave another warning that the Sonics could eventually leave Seattle, saying Thursday in a conference call that the city is "not interested in having the NBA there."
Stern has said the Sonics' lease with the city is the worst in the NBA, and he went to Seattle in February to ask Washington state lawmakers [See below: "MR. STERN GOES TO WA"] for tax money to renovate Key Arena.
Sonics owner Howard Schultz, the chairman of Starbucks Corp., has threatened to move or sell the team if state lawmakers don't approve a sales-tax package to pay for a new or renovated arena. But state lawmakers last month said there would be no deal this year.
"I would say that the city is making it pretty clear of what they want us to do, and we'll accommodate them," Stern said.
STERN WARNING "I want to say to my audience … `You haven't come with me yet? How dare you? We're up to wild, crazy stuff, the show has never sounded better. You cheap bastard!'"
Well Howard, first of all...not to mention... Remember???
APRIL FOOLS 2K6 The last time I was fooled in April was in 1994. It's kind of foolishly ironic that the MLB baseball season starts in April. Four years ago, I wrote about the April Fools Day-Seattle Mariners 25th Opener with Bud Selig to throw out the first pitch! How is the joker who cancelled a World Series still pulling pranks in 12 years later?
BONDS, BARRY BONDSWell when Bud Selig cancelled the World Series he cancelled me out as a baseball fan. I admit I did jump briefly on the 2001 Seattle Mariners bandwagon, but that was it. So I really don't care if Barry Bonds took steroids. In the overall scheme of things, I'm more interested in the politics of the Grand Jury leak.
COUNTDOWN I had to go on the air with my man "The Groz" of KJR Sports Radio in Seattle, to give him props as one of the friends (and "fan" as he said) of WeTheFans.com over the past seven years. Thanks Groz!
PTC: PARDON THE COMMANDO Bob Ryan and Dan LeBatard will get "interrupted" Commando-style. Stay tuned.
FEBRUARY 25, 1964There has not been a more profoundly impacting person in my life than Muhammad Ali! Love ya Champ!!
NFL + CBA = OPPRemember the song by Naughty By Nature called, "OPP?" Well, that's basically what the CBA comes down to for the NFL. "Other People's Property" is what some NFL owners do not want to budge on concerning the CBA; believing they are the other people.
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MARINER SHOUT OUT In case I've somehow minced words on the subject of MLB cancelling me as a fan in '94 after having the wild, historic audacity to cancel the World Series, click the pic.
OPENING DAZEBaseball season is 162 games until football season kicks off, as far as this sports fan is concerned. And the days of the 2006 season will have the haze of the investigation, to put you in the daze of everything is alright.
MADNESS MARCHING Yesterday while 16 teams were heading towards “Sweetness,” thousands around the word marched in protest to the souring war that started as March Madness tipped off three years ago.
MAD MADNESSToday, March 8, 2006: WeTheFans.com's seventh year on the Internet. In 1994 the inspiration came from Major League Baseball commish's historical cancelling of the World Series. The site launched in 1999 during the NBA lockout. Since then, the commissioner of the NHL cancelled an entire season and now the commissioner of the NFL is tring to avert KAOS. Each March 8, this site renews it MADNESS!
DISHONORABLE DIS Today, NFL players and owners continue fighting over the millions of dollars on the table of the CBA. Two years ago, Pat Tillman left millons on the table to do what no player or owner would do, fight for his country. Today, the questions surrounding his death couldn't be more
unclear. Two years ago, if Pat Tillman knew what we know now...
RAISE YOU TWO HOTDOGSBobby Moore was a hotdog then. Ahmad Rashad is a hotdog now. So riddle me this. If an NFC Championship hotdog can fetch $1,800 on eBay, how much should
an original, 34 year-old newspaper featuring a college kid-turned-star garner?
NEXT STOP: MIAMI Remember what
Dr. Dre said would happen in Miami? Well, that's where our scope is now. Last year was the first attempt; this year we took a bigger step with the Pre-Halftime Super Boxl XL Show. Now with Commando Dave's Virtual Reality Show year long headstart, third time looks like it will be hit.
MR. STERN GOES TO WAHere is another, "What is wrong with this picture?" That is Seattle (not too super) Sonics owner Howard "$tarbuck$ Baby" Schultz listening as NBA comissioner David Stern spoke to Washington state lawmakers in Olympia.
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