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SPORTS: Local pro teams continue to disappoint fans

Letter by Robert Randle, Tacoma on June 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 3 Comments »
June 11, 2010 12:40 pm

Will somebody please stop all the bloodletting about our local professional sports teams, it is excruciatingly painful. The Seattle Mariners should be named the “Marionettes” because they play like puppets on a string and the Seattle and King County council should contact actor Drew Carey and tell him they will pay him money to relocate the Seattle Sounders out of State. As for the Seahawks, maybe Billionaire owner Paul Allen should just sell then now and cut his losses.

Oh, wait! Isn’t there another team that Sportswriters seemed to have forgotten about, namely, Lauren Jackson, Sue Bird and the quiet “Seattle Storm?” The only thing worse than hearing about the economy and unemployment rate is the dismal performance of the male-dominated sports franchises in the State. Even UW Senior girl’s softball pitching and phenom Danielle Laurie was a breath of fresh air to cover up the embarrassment and foul stench of another losing season for avid and supportive sports fans.

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