Things are looking better in Seattle as far as sports goes. The Husky basketball team has clinched a share of the Pac-10 championship, and will likely go to the NCAA tournament. The Sounders season is starting soon, and the team has sold more season tickets than any other MLS team (and we have partial season tickets, yay! Just waiting for them to show up in the mail now…) The Mariners signed Junior in the offseason, and made some other good moves, although none quite as headline-worthy, and should be better than 100+ losses. And the Seahawks just got TJ Houshmandzadeh, a great receiver with an awesome name. So while 2008 was not so great, 2009 looks my-t-fine, at least, for now.