A couple thoughts for a new thread.
Plenty of us imagined what the beginning would or should look like. Where would an arena go, private money, public partnerships, east side or west side.
Much of what we speculated about has been resolved. What shouldn't get lost is that interest and speculation was a reflection of interest. The interest hasn't gone away, and in fact, our armchair detective skills will likely sustain our interest as real details come along.
We are not in a "what now" mode anymore. We are in a "what's next" phase. Some of the things that come next have timelines, the preparation for what now looks inevitable. What we don't know is when, not if, but when a team is in Seattle.
It's a different reality.