After another miserable weekend in the Emerald City, there are very strong arguments that Seattle is the most miserable city to be a sports fans.
Thought to be a sure-fire playoff contender, the Seahawks have brought the worst kind of hurt: unexpected failure.
In Mike Holmgren's last season, the Seahawks seemed poised to make another run at the NFC West crown (not exactly bragging rights, but still a guaranteed playoff spot) and maybe make some noise in the playoffs.
But after Sunday's loss to Arizona, the 2-8 Seahawks are all but done and will now start analyzing an aging quarterback, mediocre running game and lousy receivers. Arizona is now the class of the NFC West, which is perhaps the worst division the NFL has seen in years.
We wrote a few months ago 100 = 117.
One hundred losses with a $117 million payroll.Thank you very much, Richie Sexson, Adrian Beltre and Kenji Johjima.
The M's are the first team in Major League history to be so miserable and to spend so much doing so. No other team has ever lost 100 games with a nine-digit payroll. You could make the argument that this is the most disappointing team in the history of baseball.
Washington Huskies (football):
Now 0-10 after a 20-point loss to hapless UCLA, the Dawgs are the lone winless FBS team. They've only been competitive in two games, losing by a touchdown or less to BYU and Stanford.
There's a lame duck coach, the "star" quarterback is hurt and recruiting is looking bleak. Not exactly the prestigious program that UW once was.
And Husky Stadium still has a fucking track circling the field. Disgusting.
Washington Huskies (basketball):
After a two-year hiatus from the NCAA tournament, the Husky hoops squad was supposed to be in the top half of the Pac-10 and make a push for a tourney bid.
But after Saturday's loss to Portland, the Dawgs' confidence is in the gutter and they'll have an eyesore of a loss to an RPI 100-200 team on their bubble résumé. Not the start that U-Dub envisioned.
Now known as the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Sports fans in Seattle are losing their minds. Apathy, depression and anger has set in and Seasonal Affect Disorder is looking like a pretty good alternative right now.
If Seattle isn't the worst city to be a sports fan currently, we don't know what is. (Though the Bay Area isn't that distant of a second. Perhaps bad sports just follow us around!)