This Week’s City…

Seattle!

Of the cities to be covered, Seattle is home to the fewest major franchise, calling only the Seahawks of the NFL and the Mariners of MLB their own. But, if you ask any native son or daughter of Seattle, they will talk fondly of the third team not mentioned: the Supersonics. Seattle is the most recent US city to lose one of their big four sports franchises to another city, as the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder. The new owners left behind, legally, a name, a legacy and an arena. But, most notably, they left a huge void in the hearts of all Seattle sports fans that has yet to be filled.

This week will be one of the most interesting weeks we have here on Home Field Advantage. With the Oklahoma City Thunder currently playing the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Playoffs, we will delve into the topic that is the black hole in Seattle where the Sonics used to be.

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About Home Field Advantage
We are two senior Sports Communication majors at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. We have launched this blog as part of our senior year capping project, with the goal of creating a comparative analysis and multimedia approach to the differing sports cultures in America.

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