Stay Away from Storm, Leave Better Tix for the Rest of Us

No room on the bandwagon!

With the Storm in the playoffs (Game 1 is Wednesday), it’s time for the annual “You should watch the Storm” columns in local sports media. I don’t need the sports section to tell me what to think–I have Drudge Report for that–so I’ve always found these articles less than compelling.

I have a different message for you. If you are some sort of flaccid bandwagon jumper who makes your sports entertainment choices based on what a newspaper columnist tells you, please stay away from the Storm’s postseason run. If you are going to the Storm just to see what it’s like, or because it’s suddenly trendy, don’t bother.

Doesn’t worry me: The fewer people who go, the better seats I’ll get.

On the other hand, if you want to join a few thousand rowdy, passionate fans in screaming your head off in support of skillful Sue Bird, talented Lauren Jackson, energetic Swin Cash–and against The Hated Los Angeles Sparks–come on along.

The Storm don’t mind a little local sports competition–they scheduled Game 1 of their playoff series on the same night as the Sounders’ CONCACAF Champions League game against Mexican League champs Monterrey. After losing at Marathon of Honduras in the first game of the group stage, the Sounders need at least a tie against the favored Mexican team to stay in contention. Also Wednesday–Felix Hernandez is scheduled to pitch in Boston, though that game begins at 10:35 a.m. Seattle time.