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The Nightwatch

August 12, 2013 - Hour: 1

Originally aired: Monday, August 12, 2013

Can Russell Wilson supplant Ken Griffey Jr. as the most beloved Seattle sports star? What about if the Seahawks win multiple Super Bowls with him as the quarterback? Tom argues that Griffey was a great player on bad teams that finally became good in the 90's, whereas Wilson is the QB on a team that is already good. He won't be beloved if the team finishes 8-8. Colin says Wilson can top Junior if he wins a championship and stays in Seattle his entire career. Why couldn't the late 90's Mariners teams win that elusive championship? While scoring runs wasn't a problem, preventing them was and outside of Randy Johnson, there was no solid starting pitching. That lineup today with even this current pitching staff would be tops in baseball. Colin thinks it will be interesting to see how this city will handle winning a championship. The fan base has become so used to losing that a complete Seahawks collapse this season wouldn't stun the fans. The guys wonder how a team winning a championship (Mariners, Seahawks or Sonics) would've changed the landscape of Seattle sports. Matt thinks even a championship by the M's or Hawks might've kept the Sonics in town because sports apathy might not have set in.

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