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Former Sonics fan files for free agency

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 18, 2008

When the Seattle Supersonics up and moved to Oklahoma to become the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sonics fan John Moe became a fan free agent. He arranged recruiting calls and visits with several teams around the league to see if they would have him.

So was he welcoming me aboard then?

"I am absolutely welcoming you into our franchise. We could use some [Timberwolves] fans right now. You're part of the blueprint. Absolutely."

I thanked him for the offer but told him I had other teams to talk to.

John Moe, liberal, changed his music playlist,

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 26, 2006

John Moe, liberal, changed his music playlist, stopped hanging out at Starbucks, ate steak whenever possible — basically spending thirty days as a conservative — and lived to write a book about it: Conservatize Me. "What would happen if a lifelong, dyed-in-the-wool, recycling liberal immersed himself entirely in conservative thought, culture, and rhetoric for one month?"