The announcement of the cast of I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell came out today. None of the five names ring a bell, but given the way Tucker and Nils have gushed about them on the movie's blog, I don't expect to be disappointed. That, and both the girls are hot.
I have nothing at all against Oklahoma City. But Clay Bennett? What a piece of crap - not to mention the rest of his ownership group. The way they stole the Sonics from Seattle is a stark lesson in how team sports work today. If Bennett really wanted to keep the Sonics in Seattle, he would have found a way to get it done. Peter Magowan did it for the San Francisco Giants. Business deals involving many, many more American dollars happen all the time. Yes, Seattle funded new stadia for the Mariners and the Seahawks, but they also paid for the renovation of KeyArena a decade and a half ago. If the city is claiming that it's simply tapped out, I can understand that. The Sonics were viable in terms of both finances and support. They could have stayed, but for the will of one man. It's reminiscent of the whole situation concerning Wimbledon FC in England six years ago. That club's move to Milton Keynes was unprecedented in English soccer, but was met resiliently - the supporters formed a new club, one that's now two steps below the Football League. The setup of American sports precludes something similar, but the fan base in Seattle will clearly support another team, should the city be able to get one.