Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

SONICS: Callaghan should stick to politics

Letter by Javier Farina, Lacey on Jan. 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm | No Comments »
January 25, 2013 9:34 am

I was amazed reading Peter Callaghan’s column on the possible return of the Sonics (TNT, 1-24). Why all the negative comments? True, it would heart-breaking for the diehard Sacramento Kings fan, but sadly and unfortunately this is how the big business of sports has operated for decades. (Anyone remember the Philadelphia Athletics?)

My main issue with his comments is that he makes Clay Bennett the villain. The true villain in the death of the Sonics was Howard Schultz. He had to know he was selling the team to a carpetbagger who had no intention of keeping the team here. If he didn’t, then I got a bridge to sell him.

Callaghan should stick to writing about politics. Any casual sports fan knows that NBA championship banners are not “flown”; they are hung from the rafters. Also, there would be no need to make a copy of the Sonics’ 1979 trophy to display; the original is currently on display in Seattle

*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.