Seattle Fans Struggle to Watch Finals
These have been a bad few days for those who still love Seattle’s first professional sports team, the only major one to win a championship. Accepting the Thunder in the Finals has been hard enough, then seeing the team’s owner, Clay Bennett, hold the Western Conference championship trophy aloft last week caused even more angst.
Hard too is the thought that Seattle might be close to getting a new arena approved and a team to wear the Sonics gold and green again, because they worry the proposed arena might not get enough support and the best chance might go away. And even if it does get built and a team arrives, it will be a team from somewhere else and Seattle will be doing to another place what Oklahoma City did to it. And how good does that make anyone feel?
All of which means Big Lo (Lorin Sandretzky) won’t stay at Oskar’s for the end of Game 1.
“I can’t take this [expletive] anymore!” he will declare and head out into the twilight like so many others in a city that can’t bear to watch.