So it looks like the SuperSonics are going to exist again. This is, of course, good and bad news. It's good news because Seattle cranks out a surprising amount of basketball talent, the jerseys were some of the best in the NBA, and the lyrics to "It Was a Good Day" become slightly less dated (granted, there is still a reference to a pager but I have a beeper myself and they are the coolest). A fan base that got screwed out of what made them happy a few years ago get their pride and joy back. The NBA also loses one of the worst owner groups once the Maloofs finalize the sale.
But there is another side to the coin. Sacramento fans lose. They aren't a terribly large fanbase, but they're vocal and emotional and have resulted in amazing content to read over the past few years. Sactown Royalty will likely become something similar to Bird Watchers Anonymous. When the Thrashers moved on to Winnipeg so that the Jets could once more exist, one of the saddest and most poignant articles from an SBN site I never had stopped at before came about. I've had it bookmarked ever since.
The Edmonton Oilers have been looking into jumping out of Alberta and heading to the Emerald City as well. Relocation both fascinates and depresses me. Those of you that know me offsite know I'm a fan of collecting and wearing shirts of teams that no longer exist. My Hartford Whalers and Montreal Expos shirts are starting to fade. My Chicago Sting one remains strong for the time being.
Dear White Sox, please never relocate
South Side Sox | Jan 21