Sweet 16 Today, and Elite 8 all weekend, (assuming ties don't occur)
The matchups are below, along with one of my favorite memories about the competitor. I encourage all of you to add your own favorites:
9. Marcus Trufant
Remember when Marcus knocked out Big Walt. Pretty impressive.
4. Ray Allen
Ray Allen torched the Kings in Sacramento during the Sonics final playoff run. He nailed an off balance three and gave a death stare to the Maloofs. It was rad.
3. Jay Buhner
Tough to beat the "Run muther fucker run!!!" story
He once signed a baseball for a kid and threw it from like, three cities away to return it.
1. Ken Griffey, Jr.
I loved it when he won the Home Run Derby. That sort of shit was extremely important to me growing up. It was also nice of him to build Safeco for us.
12. Peanut Guy
He's cool and all, but I don't know his real name, and we put him on here as kind of a joke. Sweet 16.
3. Matt Hasselbeck
I'm partial to the time he took us to the Superbowl. Plus he was solid gold on media day.
2. Shawn Kemp
I'm trying to think of a more exciting basketball player to watch... can't do it.
1. Edgar Martinez
Went to his final game. He took a lap around Safeco. It was great.
4. Alvin Davis
One of my first favorite Mariners
6. Cortez Kennedy
Tez - Rex trading card
2. Sweet Lou
I really do think I was at that game ^^^ The season was a HUGE dissapointment (how do you spell that?), and his tirade pretty much captured how we are all feeling in a pretty trivial game. Best. Manager. Ever.
1. Gary Payton
The last Sonics game. He came strolling in to watch, and the place went ape-shit! It turned the game around and we won. He also came to the Save Our Sonics rally. He didn't have to do that. Greatest Sonic of all time.
5. Mike Holmgren
3rd and long...
3. Kevin Calabro
Too many great calls to pick just one. For my money... the best play by play man in any sport, of all time.
7 Lofa Tatupu
The best is still yet to come here. (I tried to think of something as corny as possible to end this with. How'd I do?)