Matt Ryan and Jason Snelling celebrate their third quarter touchdown during Sunday’s NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Falcons and Seahawks. Atlanta blew an early lead before pulling out a 30-28 victory in one of the best games of the season. (Simon Bruty/SI)
In one of the lasting images of 2012, two replacement referees disagree on whether this Hail Mary was a touchdown or interception. Seattle wideout Golden Tate shoved a Green Bay defender out of the way on the final play and was awarded a touchdown for getting his hands on a ball that appeared to be intercepted the Packers. The stunned Packers, most of whom had left the field in horror, were called back onto the field so the Seahawks could kick a meaningless extra point to seal the 14-12 victory. (Otto Gruele Jr./Getty Images)
GALLERY: Best Photos of 2012
Marshawn Lynch poses during a Nov. 2012 SI photo shoot. The Seahawks back will need to come up big to propel Seattle into the playoffs in a tight NFC race. (Deanne Fitzmaurice/SI)
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Happy 43rd birthday to the great Shawn Kemp. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
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Russell Wilson’s last-second Hail Mary heads toward the endzone during the fourth quarter of Monday’s Packers-Seahawks game. Golden Tate would come down with the catch to give Seattle a controversial 14-12 victory. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
New Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki acknowledges the Safeco Field crowd in his first at-bat against the Mariners on Monday. Suzuki was traded from the Mariners to the Yankees earlier in the day. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Seattle forward Tom Chambers poses for a photo in the Sonics locker room in 1989. It’s a tough time for Seattle residents, who saw their beloved Supersonics relocate to Oklahoma City in 2008. Less than five years later, the franchise is in the NBA Finals. ( Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)
The 1978-79 Seattle Supersonics pose for a team photo during the 1978-79 season. The squad would go onto win the only NBA championship in franchise history. In 2008, the Sonics left Seattle, relocated to Oklahoma City and promptly put together one of the NBA’s most exciting teams. The Thunder knocked out the Spurs last night, 107-99, and will face the winner of the Miami-Boston series in the NBA Finals. Unfortunately for Seattle fans, it doesn’t take away the sting of losing their beloved Sonics.
The members of this 1978-79 squad are (front row) Trainer Frank Furtado, Dick Snyder, Jackie Robinson, Fred Brown, Joe Hassett, Dennis Johnson, Gus Williams, (second row) Head Coach Lenny Wilkens, Dennis Awtrey, Tom LaGarde, John Johnson, Lonnie Shelton, Paul Silas, Scout Mike Uporsky, Assistant Coach Les Habegger, (back row) Jack Sikma and General Manager Zollie Volchok. (NBAP/NBAE/Getty Images)
On Sunday, former NBA star Shawn Kemp performed in the Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. We’re not sure if Kemp has a future on the stage, but his appearance in the Shakespeare classic inspired SI to dig into its archives for some rare photos of The Reign Man.
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Shawn Kemp
Ichiro Suzuki and Munenori Kawasaki of the Seattle Mariners stand for the National Anthem before a spring training game against the Reds. Though Kawasaki is in his first season in America, the two play together for the Japanese National Team. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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