Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 6/29/12
I recently took a two-day trip up the I-5 North to the Emerald City to catch a Mariners’ game or two with my dad and older brother. Since Portland no longer has any type of baseball thanks to our losing soccer team, a three-hour drive was needed to cure my baseball withdrawals. Funny how America's pastime took a backseat to almost every other country in the world's pastime. Enough about me being a bitter baseball fan; I'm not trying to piss off Timbers' fans. I'm here to talk about Seattle fans and their sports woes. Seattle sports have been on a downward spiral for about ten years now. The exception being the NFC champion Seahawks’ over seven years ago and the major popularity of the Sounders’ soccer club. There were a lot of people wearing Sonics’ gear when I first arrived in Seattle however. Walking from Safeco Field towards downtown, I noticed Shawn Kemp jerseys, anti-OKC Thunder shirts, and a lot of green and yellow shirts with "Bring 'em Back!" written across them. I asked ...
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