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OKC Thunder... do we like this name.

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OKC Thunder... do we like this name. 

Post#1 » by Prue » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:03 pm

I heard a couple of names being kicked around and I really like "Barons". Thunder to me just screams d-league. I hope they don't try some gimmic logo like OKC in some cumular nimbus with dark grey and dark blue jerseys. That would be sick...well in the get green and throw up kind of way.

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Post#2 » by Celtics_Champs » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:16 pm

I like it. I liked barons better, but thunder makes sense.
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Post#3 » by Barry Lird » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:36 pm

Celtics_Champs wrote:I like it. I liked barons better, but thunder makes sense.

I definitely liked Barons a lot better. Saw those pics of Barons jerseys in black and gold. They were very sharp.

Thunder sounds like a girls roller derby team name.
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Post#4 » by sully00 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:53 pm

Hate sport teams that don't end in S. They also have a terrible history of winning titles. The Red Sox and White Sox have changed this somewhat but at leats their name is essentially a plural, you can't be a Thunder or a Jazz, don't like it.
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Post#5 » by ParticleMan » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:00 pm

sully00 wrote:Hate sport teams that don't end in S. They also have a terrible history of winning titles. The Red Sox and White Sox have changed this somewhat but at leats their name is essentially a plural, you can't be a Thunder or a Jazz, don't like it.


:rofl: that's exactly what i was going to say! man i hate these singular team names. wtf are you supposed to call one player? A Thund? it's too WNBA. Barons would have been way better just for that reason alone.
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Post#6 » by Marley2Hendrix » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:04 pm

BOOO!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My 6th grade team was the thunder... BOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sniffle. Honestly, I'm just sad they didn't roll with the OKC Stallionaires so that we could see an epic battle between the idiot brothers from VH1's I Love New York/I Love Money vs the NBA for naming rights to Stallionaires. & to think, I sent in atleast 3 suggestions of the OKC Stallionaires, & THIS IS HOW THEY REPAY ME, THE THUNDER. ****!!!
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Post#7 » by meatball sub » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:15 pm

Is this for the new NBA franchise in OKC or some minor league woman's ice hockey expansion team? In the words of Sir Charles Barkley, "That's turrible."
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Post#8 » by Datruth345 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:30 pm

horrible name
sounds like some generic create a team in a video game
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Post#9 » by ARB729 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:58 pm

They shoulda dropped the "City" part and been named the Sexuals..
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Post#10 » by Banks2Pierce » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:02 pm

I like this name, if only for the cool intros they can do where they hit the lights and have a sick thunderstorm happening.
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Post#11 » by deepyellow » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:19 pm

Hmm... considering that Thunder is often "stolen," the name OKC Thunder seems fitting enough.

Actually, I was hoping for something more along the lines of the OKC Outlaws, or maybe the OKC Pips featuring Kevin Durant...

In all seriousness though, the OKC Jackrabbits (with bunny-themed cheerleaders) totally deserves consideration.

And there are Jackrabbits in Oklahoma. I googled.

On a side note, all that costly litigation was massive publicity for the OKC and team considering how much media coverage it garnered.

Most Patriots fans here know how having all other fans and media being down on your team can galvanize a fanbase.

Maybe Clay Bennett gets the last laugh after all?
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Post#12 » by celticfan42487 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:24 pm

I like it, Thunder is sweet.


As for what you are suppose to call a player

"Thunder player, Durant is one real bust!"

It's better then "Bobcats", or "heat" or "wizard"

Wow look at that wizard he's a magician with the ball!

Yeah so that heat player is really heating up!

Screw those names, if it's going to be something silly at least relate it to a force of nature or a symbolic animal of the region.
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Post#13 » by Banks2Pierce » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:39 pm

So what's the over/under on ACDC's Thunderstruck being played in their arena?
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Post#14 » by Rocky5000 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:47 pm

Yeah thunder, will have the same annoying pluralization as Magic. The name is also pretty location neutral: What does Thunder have to do with OKC? Sure it thunders a lot there, but it thunders everywhere. Doesn't the city have something that they are well-known for?
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Post#15 » by daveisceltics » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:57 pm

I think the name is extremely corny.
Outlaws or Barons is wayyyy better.
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Post#16 » by SeizeCoup » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:13 pm

LOL@M2H! :lol: Stallionaires!
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Post#17 » by 15th overall » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:21 pm

OK city finally gets a pro sports franchise and they name it after an arena football team. Way to act like you know what your doing, boys.

Plus, those Barons jerseys looked so sick
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Post#18 » by buckner1976 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:26 pm

nice name...if youre an all girls roller derby team maybe.
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Post#19 » by SeizeCoup » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:47 pm

15th overall wrote:OK city finally gets a pro sports franchise and they name it after an arena football team. Way to act like you know what your doing, boys.

Plus, those Barons jerseys looked so sick


Yes, that would have been fresh.

Too bad.
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Post#20 » by campybatman » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:10 pm

Does "Thunder" have anything to do with the area of Oklahoma City? Just curious... If not, then I don't like it. To me, it's all about what's catchy for marketing purposes. How else do you explain nicknaming a team the Wizards or Raptors?

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