Life is bad in Seattle. Starbucks has had to close 600 of its locations, and meanwhile, their beloved NBA team the Sonics have officially left for that depressing, frequently-hit-by-tornadoes dustbin Oklahoma City. (Oklahoma City?!)
Seems the Seattle city officials threw in the towel on the litigation to keep the team tied to its arena lease, and they are getting a chunk of cash plus the rights to the team name and colors. Big help that will be, though, because the NBA will probably never be back.
Meanwhile, the sad fans of Seattle are hurting today, but nothing's new about that. Here's a look at the ten darkest moments from that community's sporting history over the years. Unfortunately, one word sums that place up: "Losertown".
Bye bye, Seattle Sonics. R.I.P.
And if you think what happened to the Sonics can't happen to your team, too, think again: here's a look at some of the other teams out there that are on thin ice and could split town. (Already the poor folks in Buffalo are panicking about possibly losing the Bills to Toronto.)