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Thursday
May242007

can't forget about you

No, not the Nas joint.

Chief in the surprisingly few ways my parents screwed me up is by making me a Seattle sports fan. Yankees fans can fuck off. This guy can fuck off. [Tho they can write.] I grew up with teams that offered just enough possibilities and flashes of brilliance that I became a diehard fan of THREE franchises that have been run mostly Bush-administration style [read: no regard for the peasant class] for most of my life.

 The team that was actually the best for the longest? The Sonics. They were fantastic and exciting and were one horrible playoff coach and the worst free-agent signing ever away from a championship or two.

And then Howard Schultz came, pretended to be one of those cool fan/owners, whined that Seattle fans didn't support his crappy team full of centers, and sold the team to a homophobe who's looking to move it. Great.

So I tried to forget about the Sonics. Should be easy when 1) I go to school 3500 miles away, and 2) they sucked last year. But I couldn't. I adore Chris Wilcox, miss Ray Allen, and think Rashard Lewis was only so good down the stretch because he was in a contract year.

I tried to get new teams - the Raptors, the Warriors, even tried to talk myself into the Blazers because of fellow Bulldog Brandon Roy for .5 seconds. But no. I'll care a little forever, even if they move.

And now,  I really care.

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Well, I'm back. Locked in. Full time. I got to watch Shawn Kemp at his apex - a later post will detail why he was a better in-game dunker than anyone, ever - and now, barring disaster, the Sonics get a smart, skinnier Shawn to add to an already interesting team. KD, baby. Let me break it down. 

Sonics have the second pick in the draft. Sonics draft the super-intelligent and talented Maryland boy Kevin Durant. Sonics trade Rashard Lewis for Chauncey Billups and roll into the playoffs with Lenny Wilkens as head coach.

Thanks to Supersonicsoul for the image and dream fuel. 

 

Thursday
May242007

quaint

So, Iowa City. Blog City. Don't get me wrong, I love this bustling metropolis, love my internship, love living with my girlfriend.

But I'm definitely going to need an outlet to share my thoughts with the world. Huzzah, technology. I've been inspired by a lot of great music, sports, and politics blogs, so I'm going to mash that all up into what will hopefully be as fun to read as it is to write.

I'm Tyler, last name Adams, rap name Thursday Knight . I've been a journalist since I was 15, I'm 20 now, I go to Goucher College, live in Seattle, and I'm spending the summer in the IC. Home of the Hawkeyes. The 319.  

They sell those little drinks in the banner out here. 20 cents apiece. The midwest is aiight. 

This video's even better. Masta Ace blessing Marco Polo's track as Rawkus proves it might not be dead. Gotta love the 20-cent juices. [Of course, that's 25 cents in New York.]

Back with more every single day. 

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