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December 23, 2008 at 2:15 PM

Seattle’s ineptitude makes national headlines…again

PaperBagFan.jpgI hate what this sports season has done to our men in Washington. I throw the women in the pile, too, because I don’t think the Storm did anyone any favors by losing in the opening round of the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. But the local men are taking it really hard, using feats like plowing snow to show masculinity since their sports teams aren’t doing it for them.
ESPN has tapped into this defeatist nature again with this column offering of “The Worst Year Ever.” Big ups to Big Lo for giving the Storm their props, but I’ve had enough of articles like this. Haven’t you?
So, even though I know the truth about St. Nick, I’m making a list and sending it off anyway. You don’t have to give me the whole championship, since it seems like a huge leap from this muck we’re deep freezing in, but here are some wishes I’d love to see come true in 2009. Please share yours with me; maybe if we all wish really, really hard, the Storm will at least make it out of the first round.
OK, here’s my top five:
5, The Mariners don’t have a losing streak longer than four games.
4. The Washington women’s basketball team defeats California again, then signs a mean center over 6-foot-5 with final scholarship.
3. Despite serious budget cuts, Olympia has serious talks about a way to renovate KeyArena so that a NBA team can return.
2. Jim Mora really is the answer for the Seahawks and he keeps QB Seneca Wallace.
1. The Storm re-signs Lauren Jackson and Yolanda Griffith.

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