So am I. So long as he stops reminding us of that basketball team that got stolen away.
Seattle Weekly senior designer and crack entertainment correspondent Sam Dawson went to see the first of Conan O'Brien's two-night run at McCaw Hall last night. Here's Sam:
I went to see Conan O'Brien last night. It was predictably awesome.There was one pretty awkward moment though.
In his opening monologue Conan had a joke about why he chose Seattle over Portland and it came down to how much cooler the name of our sports team "SuperSonics" is compared to Portland's "Trailblazers"... Oops.
The joke was about how "Trailblazers" is a nerdy/boyscout name. It was definitely a 'filler' joke that would have only elicited a few chuckles anyway but add in the fact that he was clearly oblivious to our sad situation and what he got were some snorts, and groans.
We're firmly on Team Coco. But if he slips up again tonight by making some quip like, "How 'bout them Seattle Pilots," we might just have to start watching Leno in protest.