FoxSports- Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is joining the investment group looking to build a new NBA/NHL arena in Seattle's stadium district.
Lead investor Chris Hansen said Monday that Wilson is ''a young, smart and passionate entrepreneur,'' and is joining the group as a business partner.
Hansen's been the primary investor in the project, with members of the Nordstrom family and former Seattle SuperSonics team president and minority owner Wally Walker also part of the investment group.
I gave this a lot of thought. Theoretically, I can't really hate on a professional athlete for fully embracing the city he plays in and deciding to include himself in a project that could potentially bring his fans something they've spent years pleading for. As much as it pains me to say this (since their fanbase is a bunch of self important dicks that created a collective nickname as if they have tangibly contributed to the Seahawks success or something), Seattle is a great sports town. It's tough for me to argue that their quarterback shouldn't be fighting to bring them an NBA or NHL team when even I think they probably at least deserve one of the two.
That said, this is Russell Wilson we are talking about, so I will stop at nothing to find the bad in a career move that seems unnecessary at best. It's not that I have a problem with him joining the cause, it's that I just don't see how he enhances it. Other than being a recognizable public figure, what is Russell Wilson doing to bring this plan to fruition that a bunch of billionaire businessmen haven't already? It's not money. They certainly have plenty of that. It's not hard work. Between football, raising a rapper's child, making up for all those months that he wasn't fucking his fiancee in the name of the Lord, and tinkering with his never ending list of cliches there's no way he has the time to hammer out the logistics of moving a sports franchise.
In reality, his association with the Sonics Arena Group only benefits him. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that the king of lip service just wants to receive undue credit for something that would or wouldn't have happened with or without his endorsement. After all, this is the same dude that name drops Jesus so often that you'd think he was looking for a 'Fast Pass' through the pearly gates. Yup, same guy that panders to a high power so much that you'd think he was trying to get his name in contention for that deluxe cloud-side apartment in the sky. Of course he wants a pat on the ass for something he would have done nothing (other than fondly speak of) to facilitate. I would imagine that's the same reason he thanks God every time he's able to wipe his ass without getting a little bit of shit on his finger.