Why are things so hard? This town always has to do things the hard way. We now know most of the specifics on the deal. The deal that has been brought forward by Chris Hansen to build an arena in the SODO. It seems to me that there is an obvious answer here. Why would the city of Seattle once again reject free money that will revitalize a business district that has been hit hard by the economic times and the Sonics departure. I can't believe my ears sometimes when I hear people second guess funding and second guess wanting the NBA to comeback. If the areana is built and the NBA and NHL relocate teams here, this area will be one of the few to have all major sports. This will not only bring tourism and revenue but pride back to the city and county. Just get the details worked out and go get a team.
Going to get a team will not be real easy, but it seems to me very doable. Chris Hansen (a.k.a. the saviour) wouldn't have gone this far if he didn't have something lined up with that lying punk David Stern. Rich guys don't get rich doing things on a whim. If the city and county wise up we shouldn't have a major problem finding a team. There are plenty of teams struggling to make it in the Stern NBA. The 12th biggest market deserves a team and I believe we will. Let's just make sure the city and county have their house in order and then go get a team. This may take a few years but it seems to me sooner rather than later it will happen. I am still waiting on the official word from Sacramento. They don't have an arena in the bag just yet. Keep hope.