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A Seattle cross-sports poll: Russell Wilson, the Mariners, and the return of the Sonics

Mixing it up after a couple weeks of the same ol’ routine.

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners
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The shortest and most off-the-wall poll yet. It’ll help if you’re from the Seattle area, or familiar with the sports pickles our local non-Seahawks teams have burrowed into for the last decade or more.

Russell Wilson turns 29 during this upcoming season. But Tom Brady may set a standard that a quarterback can play until he’s 45. Wilson’s retirement is a far-off idea, but how far off?

The Seattle Mariners last appeared in a postseason game 16 seasons ago and have done little to convince baseball fans this year that their drought will end in 2017. Baseball has fewer playoff teams and longer roads back to relevancy — the Mariners have arguably done less than any club in the 2000s to become relevant again.

The Supersonics exist, as an idea. The NBA could return to Seattle ... or it could not. If it happens in the next decade though, getting to the postseason in a league where under-.500 club often make the playoffs, can the Sonics get there before Wilson retires or the M’s win a playoff series?

That is today’s question.


Which happens first?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Russell Wilson retires from the NFL
    (499 votes)
  • 51%
    The Seattle Mariners win a playoff series (not a wild-card game)
    (734 votes)
  • 13%
    The Seattle Sonics reach the NBA playoffs
    (194 votes)
1427 votes total Vote Now