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.


Anonymous said...

Their logo looks like something out of the WNBA...that logo is weak.

GMoney said...

The Beer Baron, Baron Davis, and Red Baron Pizza...they should have been the Barons.

Anonymous said...

Such a horrible name and logo.

I guarantee the first time (if it does happen) the Thunder blows somebody out, at least 2 OK papers will have the headline "And the Thunder Rolls."
With Garth Brooks in mind, maybe it does fit... No, not really.

flohtingPoint said...

Bison would have been hilarious. I demand a recount of the votes.

tenjay said...

since you're bay area folks, this might interest you:
If it is indeed the Oklahoma City Thunder, what happens to the Warriors' mascot?

Bannerseason said...

Look up seattle supersonics on Wikipedia, not much room to talk about lame names. Metropolitans or pilots gimme a break! Had a bunch of thinkers huh? The definition starts off great! Seattle Super Sonics "WERE" an NBA franchise! THUNDER doesn't sound so bad now.

The Big Picture said...

nice call, tenjay. maybe they'll rename the warriors' mascot, "Wind."

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