Originally Posted by RainierBeachPoet
this would be the worst case scenario-- but possible if the city does hold him to the end of the lease
it would be like a slow death--- bleeding a little at a time with more and more of our loyalty and energy for the team just being drawn out from our being....
best case would be if bennett would cave in and then sell the team to some local investors who then can pur together a better plan without the stress of some abitrary deadline
It's not really that hard to breath life back into a team if the people WANT to support a team.
Cleveland is a perfect example. After a decade of mediocre teams after Price, Nance, Daugherty, etc. left a jersey change, a young superstar, a lot of renovations and changes to the arena, and people are pumped again. A few years later we made the Finals.
I don't see anything positive about what Bennett is trying to do, even if you do live in OKC. If they're stupid enough to believe that Seattle doesn't want a team there, its my personal opinion, but I think they're just trying to look the other way.
There's nothing good about stealing someone elses team. I know from experience, since our good buddy Art Modell tried to take our Browns.