Sonicless In Seattle T-shirt – I just can’t imagine…
April 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
Ok, this is a little bit of a personal one for me. The Sonicless In Seattle T-shirt may require some explanation if you’re not into your basketball.
A few years ago, I went to live in Seattle for a few months. It’s a beautiful city with some of the nicest people in the world living there. It reminded me of home somewhat, and most of this was due to the rain. The have lots of rain. Serious rain. Rain that wants wants everyone to know that it is rain. Therefore, indoor sports are important, and basketball was the biggie. I went to quite a few Sonics games while I was there and it was great. The atmosphere was friendly and fun, the Key Arena was a good space and the team were doing alright too. A couple of years later and the team had been sold. Not only that, it had been moved to another part of the country and basketball left Seattle. Now that sucks. It sucks a lot. Imagine your favourite football team being moved to another town. Doesn’t bear thinking about, does it?
To see how Seattle responded, check out the sonicsgate.org website. But I do love this sonics tee which you can grab from US site rumplo.com for $20. For me, it’s a memento of a beautiful town, a great team and a reminder of the travesty that came to be. An NBA without the Sonics is like a blunt pencil: pointless.