As a Sonics fan, Duff McKagan understands what Winnipeg Jets fans went through without an NHL team for 15 years. He discovered more unexpected connections when his band took a recent trip to play a gig there.
Duff McKagan is still a serious, devoted fan of the Seattle Sonics, but he developed some unexpected sympathy for Los Angeles Lakers fans after the ugly way the Sonics' onetime rival exited the NBA playoffs.
Duff McKagan is a passionate sports fan who admires many athletic types. But adventurer Tim Medvetz, who leads disabled veterans up some of the highest mountains in the world, is one of the few athletes whom our columnist considers a hero.
Our new columnist, Duff McKagan, is just like you -- a hard-core sports fan but a little bit different. In his introductory column, the rock star explains why he's on the Charlie Whitehurst bandwagon and why he doesn't want Brett Favre to retire.