SONICSGATE: REQUIEM FOR A TEAM is airing twice on ESPN Classic.
Saturday, May 10
9:00 A.M. Pacific Time / 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Sunday, May 11
10:30 A.M. Pacific Time / 1:30 P.M. Eastern Time
National cable TV network ESPN Classic is scheduled to air “Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team” nine times this weekend, with the first airing on Friday, March 14 at 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time / 9:00 P.M. Eastern Time.
The ESPN TV Listings have “Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team” air times scheduled as follows:
It’s time for the national sports fan audience to learn the truth about how the Sonics were ripped away from Seattle. We hope you’ll join us at one of two viewing parties in Seattle. Thanks for spreading the word!
Take a deep breath, Seattle sports fans, and let it all sink in. All the redemption; all the serendipity; all the glory. This really happened. It wasn’t a dream. Our loyal fan base recently experienced what is undoubtedly the greatest weekend in Seattle sports history to date, and we are now a city of champions.
As the calendar flipped from January 31 to February 1 to February 2, 2014, so too flipped over a decade of misery for Seattle sports fans. After having both Super Bowl XL and our beloved Sonics stolen from us, and with the Mariners being one of only two MLB franchises to never win a pennant, Seattle justifiably led Forbes’ list of America’s Most Miserable Sports Cities in 2013.
But on this fateful weekend in 2014, a trifecta of redemptive forces converged over the New York tri-state area, shattering Seattle’s cocoon of devastating losses and marking the beginning of a new era; one in which we are the victors, and we force ourselves into the national conversation.
The Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl champions after demolishing the favored Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Sonicsgate director Jason Reid, producer Adam Brown and cinematographer Ian Connors were lucky enough to already be in New York City premiering a short football doc titled Mr. Irrelevant. We couldn’t be in NY and let this once in a lifetime experience pass us by, so we busted out the credit cards and pulled the trigger on some StubHub Super Bowl tickets just three hours before the game.
Within five minutes of walking into MetLife stadium, we ran into Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Softy from KJR, a positive omen for the game and a reminder that we’re all in this fight together.
This twisted rationalization of an article by Jenni Carlson of NewsOK is hilarious!
“We get Kevin Durant’s brilliance and Russell Westbrook’s high wire acts. You get Russell Wilson’s mastery and Richard Sherman’s hair.
Can we call it even?…
In return, maybe someone there in Seattle could get those ‘Sonicsgate’ guys to cool it… Listen, you leave our basketball team alone and we promise not to come after your football team.”
First, we at Sonicsgate have never said anything bad about OKC fans or the great players who were stolen from Seattle like Kevin Durant and Nick Collison. But we’d no sooner forget about Clay Bennett’s lies and Aubrey McClendon’s malfeasance than we’d set foot in a Starbucks, endorse Greg Nickels for office or pal around with David Stern.
We’ll always root against the OKC Thunderp franchise, just like we rooted against our old Western Conference rivals in the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns and LA Lakers, but with a stolen team bonus that shoots this instantly to the top of the rivalry hierarchy. Maybe when OKC has a team for another 36 years, they’ll start to understand how deep this truly goes. #41years Continue reading