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Dark Times: When A City’s Sports Go Bad

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

2008 was a really bad year for the Seattle. The Sonics were stolen by Clay Bennett and moved to Oklahoma City. The Seahawks suffered through injuries to finish 4-12, their worst record since 1992, and had to watch the Arizona Cardinals of all teams go to the Super Bowl. The Mariners became the first baseball team with a $100 million-plus payroll to lose 100-plus games. The University of Washington finished as the only winless team in college football at 0-12. Factor in all the rain and general gloominess of the Pacific Northwest, and that’s one pretty damn depressing year. But it was just one year. The Seahawks might have stunk last season, but they were coming off five consecutive playoff appearances. The Mariners may have stunk l...

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