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How The Seattle City Council F**ked Us All

Back in 2006, I was a medical redshirt freshman at the University of Washington (code for, I was in my third of six years as an undergrad). I was in this public speaking class and we were tasked with persuading others to agree with us on a compelling argument of our choosing. At the time, there was quite a bit of hubbub over the Supersonics and their tenancy at soon-to-be-obsolete Key Arena. As an avid sports fan, choosing to discuss this topic made perfect sense to me. The crux of my argument was simple: the citizens of Seattle needed to help generate funding for a new (or renovated) Key Arena based on all the revenue the building — with the Sonics as the primary lessee — brought in.

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In Case You Were Wondering, Greg Nickels Goes To Sporting Events Now

Attention world!

Greg Nickels, former mayor of the City of Seattle, would like to let it be known that on May 7, 2010 he attended a Seattle Mariners baseball game at Safeco Field!

No, seriously.

The guy who gift-wrapped our former NBA franchise for Oklahoma City (and at one time admitted that he didn’t really attend too many events of sport) caught my attention this evening by posting that photo you see on your left to his Facebook news feed.

To further prove his devotion to sports, he entered the caption “Play ball!” along with his mobile upload. Just in case you had any doubt whatsoever that he knows at least one cliche about the sport he’s paying witness to right now.

Of course, now we await the game’s first touchdown. And if we’re lucky, Ichiro will hurry up and snag the Golden Snitch and end this mother before it even starts. Boo Yah!