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Love ya, too, Eddie Vedder

He knows Chesapeake Energy Arena is a Ticketmaster venue, right? Nevermind that, we guess. The … show … sold out. Didn’t it? However, we did get tickets for sale on Ticketmaster for $64-ish. Plus fees. So, $80-plus. But we digress. What’s disturbing is that on the band’s tour, even as a joke, Vedder, eh, kids

Mack the strife

The latest manifestation of the Emerald City’s green-eyed monster came today courtesy hip-hopper and Seattle native Macklemore, aka Ben Haggerty. On Twitter, he expressed displeasure that his latest hit song with Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us,” has been used to energize Oklahoma City Thunder fans at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. “OH HELL NO!” tweeted the

Mack the strife

The latest manifestation of the Emerald City’s green-eyed monster came today courtesy hip-hopper and Seattle native Macklemore, aka Ben Haggerty. On Twitter, he expressed displeasure that his latest hit song with Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us,” has been used to energize Oklahoma City Thunder fans at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. “OH HELL NO!” tweeted the

Du-real estate

Credit: Brad Gregg The 5,910-square-foot home boasts five bedrooms, a wine cellar, a high-tech home theater and, we presume, really high ceilings. We couldn’t help but notice that SeattlePI.com, in reporting the transaction, identified KD as “the superstar of the former Seattle SuperSonics” and managed to avoid referencing the Thunder altogether, although the online news

Du-real estate

Credit: Brad Gregg The 5,910-square-foot home boasts five bedrooms, a wine cellar, a high-tech home theater and, we presume, really high ceilings. We couldn’t help but notice that SeattlePI.com, in reporting the transaction, identified KD as “the superstar of the former Seattle SuperSonics” and managed to avoid referencing the Thunder altogether, although the online news

Moneyball

Thunder majority owner Clay Bennett Credit: Shannon Cornman Home games at the Chesapeake Energy Arena routinely sell out. Signs of Thunder mania, from car flags to T-shirts, are everywhere. Lengthy, glowing profiles about the team and its relationship to OKC have appeared everywhere from The New York Times to USA Today. The team’s devoted following

Turnabout’s fair play in the NBA

Credit: Brad Gregg Four years after the SuperSonics departed the city to become the Oklahoma City Thunder, Seattle’s city council appears poised to spend some money to secure a proper venue to entice an NBA franchise. With huge backing from a hedge fund manager named Chris Hansen, Rain City has agreed to build a $490

Turnabout’s fair play in the NBA

Credit: Brad Gregg Four years after the SuperSonics departed the city to become the Oklahoma City Thunder, Seattle’s city council appears poised to spend some money to secure a proper venue to entice an NBA franchise. With huge backing from a hedge fund manager named Chris Hansen, Rain City has agreed to build a $490

This week at the ’Peake

Credit: Brad Gregg First, the taxes. According to a report in Bloomberg News, Chesapeake has paid very little of the taxes owed on $5.5 billion it’s made since its founding. The reason rests with a law — written back when people were still mostly getting around on horse and buggy — that allows oil and

This week at the ’Peake

Credit: Brad Gregg First, the taxes. According to a report in Bloomberg News, Chesapeake has paid very little of the taxes owed on $5.5 billion it’s made since its founding. The reason rests with a law — written back when people were still mostly getting around on horse and buggy — that allows oil and

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