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Fan has yard-shtick for Sonics success

'Mowwwwwww Sonics!'

Sonics lawn

Eight-foot-high letters mowed in the lawn wish the Sonics luck in the NBA finals.
Photo by Jeff Switzer/Woodinville Weekly.

Sonics lawn by Jeff Switzer
Northshore resident Mike Londo describes himself as a "playoff fan." But after last week, he and his neighbor Todd Hanson, both of Woodinville, were officially diagnosed with Sonic fever after they mowed "Go Sonics" in the lawn between their two homes.
   Hanson had been returning Londo's "Toro" lawnmower after a barbecue, but the blade was down, mowing a swath between the two yards. That swath served as the secondary inspiration, the Sonics as the first, for a statement of their support.
   Above the swath, the two mowed "Go Sonics" in 8-foot-high letters in Londo's back yard, bringing a KING-5 helicopter out to inspect the deed.
   Londo says he plans to keep the words neatly mowed until the end of the series against the Chicago Bulls, and if Seattle wins the series, he will mow "#1" on his lower lawn.