Thursday, September 04, 2008
Oklahoma City Thunder: It rolls right off the tongue
The Seattle SuperSonics are officially dead: welcome to the NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder.
Thunder? Really? Daunting. Scary. Intimidating.
And there is thunder in Seattle, too. And in Miami. And in just abut every fucking city that has weather or the sky.
What's even more humorous than actually referring to a professional basketball team (that does not contain women on it) as the Thunder is the other names OKC brass were considering.
They were Wind, Barons, Marshalls, Energy and Bison.
One by one:
-Wind. OMG! WTF! LOL! The wind. DURANT FOR THREE AT THE BUZZER...WIND WIN! WIND WIN! Yeah, that would work for a WNBA team.
-Barons. Like it. A title of nobility. Beer baron. Baron Davis.
-Marshalls. Not bad. A western term. A form of authority. Carry guns.
-Energy. No. No. No. Kinetic energy. PG&E. Energizer.
-Bison. Safe. Go the animal route. Fine. Plural without an S. Love it.
Going the path of storms or thunder or weather, we thought Twisters could've been good. Or Tornadoes. Why not? Kind of trite, but pertinent to the region, daunting and easy to turn into a logo.
But instead we now welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA. And we officially say goodbye to the Seattle SuperSonics.