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1090 The Fan’s Top Stories Of 2013

The Saddest

1. Former Sonic Robert Swift Won’t Leave His Foreclosed Home

Back in February, it was reported that former Sonics' first-round pick Robert Swift was refusing to leave his Eastside house that had been foreclosed. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Back in February, it was reported that former Sonics’ first-round pick Robert Swift was refusing to leave his Eastside house that had been foreclosed. (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

2. Mariners Acquire Aaron Harang

The Mariners' pitching staff was struggling badly right out of the gate. So bad, in fact, Harang was considered and then signed. His ERA as a Mariner was 5.76 (Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

The Mariners’ pitching staff was struggling badly right out of the gate. So bad, in fact, Aaron Harang was grabbed from the Rockies. His ERA as a Mariner was 5.76 (Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

 

3. NBA Committee Rejects Kings Move To Seattle

Chris Hansen's effort to move the Kings up to Seattle fell short, unfortunately. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

Chris Hansen’s effort to move the Kings up to Seattle fell short, unfortunately. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

 

The Happiest

1. Robert Swift Finally Vacates Trashed King County Home

Atta kid, Rob. Case closed. (Photo by Terrence Vaccaro/NBAE via Getty Images)

Atta kid, Rob. Case closed. (Terrence Vaccaro/NBAE via Getty Images)

2. Seahawks Given One Of The Biggest Point Spreads In NFL History Against Jacksonville

Pete Carroll thinks it's pretty funny... (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Pete Carroll thinks it’s pretty funny… (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

3. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Making A Case For Best Of 2012 Draft Class

Russell Wilson has done a great job of establishing himself as one of the best – if not the best – player of the 2012 class. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Russell Wilson has done a great job of establishing himself as one of the best – if not the best – player of the 2012 class. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Weirdest

1. Seahawks: Undercover Cops Hired To Wear Opposing Teams Uniforms

Careful now, these two could be cops. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Careful now, these two could be cops. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

 

2. Losing QB Of Hawks Game Has To Shave Off Eyebrow

We were really hoping we'd be watching Colin Kaepernick's eyebrow grow back during the 2013 season. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

We were really hoping we’d be watching Colin Kaepernick’s eyebrow grow back during the 2013 season. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

 

3. Pete Carroll Questions 4-Star General If US Government Planned 9/11 Attacks

Pete Carroll caught a lot of people off guard with the report of him questioning a retired general if 9/11 was an inside job back in June (Otto Greule/Getty Images)

Pete Carroll caught a lot of people off guard with the report of him questioning a retired general if 9/11 was an inside job back in June (Otto Greule/Getty Images)


The Most-Popular

1. 400-Pound High School Player Largest Running Back In Nation

Tony Picard took Washington state -- and the nation -- by storm. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Tony Picard took Washington state — and the nation — by storm. (Harry How/Getty Images)

2. Russell Wilson: I Found God When Jesus Came To Me In A Dream

Russell Wilson shared his story of becoming a Christian for a documentary called "The making of a Champion." (Miguel Gutierrez/AFP/Getty Images)

Russell Wilson shared his story of becoming a Christian for a documentary called “The making of a Champion.” (Miguel Gutierrez/AFP/Getty Images)

3. Seahawks’ Clemons: It Would Be ‘Selfish’ Act If NFL Player Came Out Of Closet

In April, Clemons reacted to a CBS Sports column which noted that a current gay NFL player is considering coming out publicly. (Getty Images handout)

In April, Clemons reacted to a CBS Sports column which noted that a current gay NFL player is considering coming out publicly. (Getty Images handout)

The Biggest News-Makers

1. Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen's mission to bring the NBA back to Seattle took a major hit earlier this year, but he vows to fight on. (Jesse D. Garrabrant)

Chris Hansen’s mission to bring the NBA back to Seattle took a major hit earlier this year, but he vows to fight on. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

 

2. Robinson Cano

Why is this man smiling? Because he's getting a ten-year, $240 million contract to be a Mariner. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Why is this man smiling? Because he’s getting a ten-year, $240 million contract to be a Mariner. (Elsa/Getty Images)

 

3. Don James

Husky Nation lost Don James in 2013 (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Husky Nation lost Don James in 2013 (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 

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