Dec 11, 2016 lopes commented on Ludicrous Sounders Are Ludicrously MLS Cup Champions.
@1 - A great moment, no doubt, but it didn't even lead to World Series berth.

That's how low the bar for great Mariners moments is.
Oct 24, 2016 lopes commented on Walkinshaw vs. Jayapal: 7th District Race Heats Up (Also: Why I'm Ignoring the SECB and Voting Walkinshaw).
I can't vote Jayapal because, I mean...c'mon... Those really are the ugliest campaign signs of all time.
Sep 26, 2016 lopes commented on Seahawks Make Easy Win Over the 49ers Unnecessarily Hard (Also, Russ Got Hurt Again).
One note: You cannot strain a ligament. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. There are three degrees:

1st - Overstretching of the ligament with little to no tearing.

2nd - Moderate to major tearing, ligament still partially intact.

3rd - Comolete tear.

Doctors/trainers can have a pretty good idea based on examination and physical testing which degree a sprain is, so we can be relatively confident that this is a first-degree sprain. Certainly, it could be shown to be a little worse on imaging, but they are unlikely to be far off. Also, the MCL generally has the shortest healing time of the four knee ligaments. We're not talking about an ACL here.
Jul 12, 2016 lopes commented on Why Did the Parks Department Decide to Returf Cal Anderson in the Middle of Summer?.
It was never Astroturf and it did need replacing.

The fields are used for soccer and other sports all year 'round, so there isn't ever a great time. In the summer, more people sit on it, but there's lots of other park to sit on.

I'm glad they're doing it at all.
May 25, 2016 lopes commented on 50 Places in Seattle That You're Taking for Granted.
Yeah, I'm with @3 here. A lot of this list is fine, but the new Rendezvous is not the OLD Rendezvous. The OLD Rendezvous had no windows and drunks and prostitutes used to hang out in front just to get some damn sunlight because, yes, they were there (and drunk and high) in the middle of the afternoon. Then they renovated it and that's fine and all, because, honestly, that place was never gonna make it in the new Belltown. But to somehow tell people that going there now is to experience older Seattle is ill-informed at best and outright delusional at worst.

Same for the old Frontier Room, where the old labyrinth of low-ceilinged hallways led to a bar tended by a heat-packing lesbian who took no shit from no person, then another labyrinth led to a sketchy pool room in the back. Putting the new Rendezvous on this list is akin to putting the new shiny, high-ceilinged Frontier Room (if it still existed), which would be a joke (albeit a pretty funny one).

Pacific Inn, though, kids. Y'all need to go there for fish 'n chips, cheap beer, and a healthy delivery of attitude.
May 23, 2016 lopes commented on The Morning News: House Fires, Homeless Shelter Headaches, and Goodbye to Washington's Racist Place Names.
@6/9 - "Seattle Police Officers Save a Sixth Person from Overdosing with Naloxone" is much more problematic, grammatically, even though it doesn't go against your singular and antiquated pet peeve.

I did not know what Naloxene was before reading the story, and I honestly thought it must be some new designer drug that has caused a recent rash of overdoses. Syntax matters, folks.
May 3, 2016 lopes commented on In 5-4 Vote, City Council Kills Street Vacation for New Sodo Arena.
@33-- For many years, I have owned a business two blocks from Safeco and the proposed arena. I travel in this area in and around games more than pretty much anyone in this city. Game traffic clears the area and the roads are normal within 30 minutes, generally (Seahawks are closer to 45, but there is surprisingly almost no concentrated traffic coming in to Seahawks games because tailgaters start coming five hours before kick-off and fans trickle in from there; the other two teams have moderately concentrated traffic for about 45 minutes before games). Add to this that the NBA averages 1/3 of the attendance of the Seahawks and less than half that of the Sounders. Simply put: the traffic concerns are way overblown. Occidental is mostly useless and carries almost no cars.