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Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Blunder Years...

You may recall a smart, charming tv show called THE WONDER YEARS. Well, a new era's emerging, and it's called the BLUNDER YEARS. Much less charming. Not so smart.

Let's compare the two...

The Wonder Years was the story of a family growing up in suburbia. The children faced the pain and wonderment of youth as we watched them grow before our eyes during the 1970's.

The Blunder Years is the story of a league that grew up in the 90's. Then came the new ball blunder, the referee scandal, the talent exodus. The lowlights included the commissioner's grudge against Seattle and his snake-oil salesman BFF, who pained and bewildered the Seattle fans who saw their team exit to the middle of nowhere...right before their eyes

The Wonder Years was a time of lost innocence, lost dreams and the end of the 60's culture.
The Blunder Years is a time of lost talent, lost markets and the end of the NBA's credibility.

The Wonder Years introduced a broad tv audience to our painful teen years.
The Blunder Years introduced a broad audience to a team with a Nacho Cheese Doritos inspired logo.

The Wonder Years made us laugh as we watched Kevin grow up in front of us. It also made us cry.
The Blunder Years made us laugh at painfully bad decisions by Stern, Bennett and Seattle's leadership. It also made us cry.

The Wonder Years inspired awe and excitement at the mystery of the world and for what lies just around the corner...a bright hopeful future.

The Blunder Years inspire sadness, but make us look just around the corner to the future, a bright hoop-filled future, when the Sonics return to Seattle.

Two different eras, one similarity; both had 'buttheads' as central characters.

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