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Soonerus
3/25/2008, 07:57 PM
...moving to OKC...YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 08:01 PM
Damn it, rus said it so now it can't be true. :D

bri
3/25/2008, 08:01 PM
pending owners' approval at April meetings.

Soonerus
3/25/2008, 08:02 PM
It is all over but the crying for Seattle fans...

bri
3/25/2008, 08:04 PM
and, of course, the actual approval of the NBA owners.

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 08:04 PM
and, of course, the actual approval of the NBA owners.

They will approve it

Soonerus
3/25/2008, 08:05 PM
and, of course, the actual approval of the NBA owners.

Done deal !!!

bri
3/25/2008, 08:07 PM
They will approve it

that may be, but it hasn't happened yet.

Soonerus
3/25/2008, 08:08 PM
that may be, but it hasn't happened yet.




handwriting is all over the space needle...

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 08:15 PM
Too bad we won't have the Oklahoma SuperSonic Cheeseburgers. I could already see our uniforms. Blue Polos with the Sonic logo, Black shorts, and they could have come out on roller skates.

What could have been :rolleyes:

Soonerus
3/25/2008, 08:16 PM
Too bad we won't have the Oklahoma SuperSonic Cheeseburgers. I could already see our uniforms. Blue Polos with the Sonic logo, Black shorts, and they could have come out on roller skates.

What could have been :rolleyes:

Sonic Corporation has played no role in this process, so as natural as it may seem it will not happen...

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 08:20 PM
Sonic Corporation has played no role in this process, so as natural as it may seem it will not happen...

No ****!



During a breakfast meeting for team sponsors Friday in Santa Monica, Calif., team owner Clay Bennett said he wants to negotiate a settlement in which he will take the team's players and coaches, but leave the team's name, colors and 41-year history behind for another franchise to adopt, The Seattle Times reported.

I gathered that much, I was just waxing poetically of what could have been, give me a ****ing break man:P

Soonerus
3/25/2008, 08:25 PM
wtf....

KC//CRIMSON
3/25/2008, 08:25 PM
my hand is all over my needle...

Like fish in a barrel, folks!

Soonerus
3/25/2008, 08:27 PM
Like fish in a barrel, folks!

The KC jealousy rears its very ugly head...

King Crimson
3/25/2008, 08:28 PM
if this team isn't called the OKC Big *** Chicken Fried Steak, no chance they'll get my support.

shaun4411
3/25/2008, 08:28 PM
they should have a state question to decide the name of the team. top 5 choices make the ballot. vote on April 15 so we can ignore the IRS.

boomersooner28
3/25/2008, 08:29 PM
"Introducing the Oklahoma City Superhillbillies!"


I like it.

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 08:31 PM
I am partial to "The Oklahoma City Slickers"

Oh, and WFT back at ya Rus ;)

Soonerus
3/25/2008, 08:32 PM
The name of the the team has value and is owned by Bennett and his crew, good luck to your chumpish ideas...

King Crimson
3/25/2008, 08:33 PM
OKC Gravy Kings

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 08:34 PM
"The Oklahoma City Prairie Dogs"

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 08:35 PM
The name of the the team has value and is owned by Bennett and his crew, good luck to your chumpish ideas...

Thanks man, coming from you, that means a lot

Soonerus
3/25/2008, 08:37 PM
Thanks man, coming from you, that means a lot

You are welcome, to present you with the obvious....

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 08:44 PM
"The OKC Yard Birdz"

shaun4411
3/25/2008, 08:46 PM
"Introducing the Oklahoma City Superhillbillies!"


I like it.

got callahan's vote.

shaun4411
3/25/2008, 08:47 PM
they have to think of something before next season. because changing the name 3 years from now just wont work.

BigRedJed
3/25/2008, 08:48 PM
Uh, rus, they really are planning on leaving the team name there. It is part of a financial negotiation. It is a carrot/stick that is being used to get Seattle to play ball. Basically, they have really, really ****ed off Stern and the NBA. Seattle has two choices right now:

Force the court issue, and potentially force the Sonics owners to stay in Seattle until the end of their lease. This will ensure a number of things, none of which are good for Seattle, except for giving them the ability to be obstructionist, which they have excelled at so far. If they see the court case through, the OKC owners will play out the lease, putting a crappy product on the floor, and both Seattle and the owners will drown in debt. The owners are prepared to do this, if necessary. At the end of the lease the owners will bring the Sonics name and the team itself to OKC, and Seattle will probably never have another NBA team, at least as long as Stern is commish. Or...
Take a lump sum lease buyout from the OKC owners (probably around $30 million, which is about what the team has lost annually the past few years, anyway), the team name, and potentially get back into David Stern's graces enough to get a team again one day, expansion or otherwise. They will have to build a new building before getting a new team, BTW.If Seattle has any amount of sense whatsoever, they will choose option two, and the team will come here this fall. Of course, they have shown poor judgment throughout the entire ordeal, so who knows?

Also, the team will almost certainly NOT be called the Thunderbirds, according to some folks I've talked to who probably know what they're talking about. One of the names I heard tossed around today is the Oklahoma City Energy. It's growing on me.

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 08:49 PM
LMFAO Thatís goddamn hilarious. Seriously, how do you follow that? My hatís off to you sir, *dead rabbits falling out* Captain Wigglenose?

He has a point man. We all know that KC's football and baseball teams are meaningless, what you guys really want is another NBA team. Well keep dreaming brother, the Sonics are ours and the Kings are never coming back!

Put that in your pipe, along with all the other stuff KC has that Oklahoma doesn't, and smoke it.

Oh yeah, "Oklahoma City Obesities"

Soonerus
3/25/2008, 08:51 PM
Uh, rus, they really are planning on leaving the team name there. It is part of a financial negotiation. It is a carrot/stick that is being used to get Seattle to play ball. Basically, they have really, really ****ed off Stern and the NBA. Seattle has two choices right now:

Force the court issue, and potentially force the Sonics owners to stay in Seattle until the end of their lease. This will ensure a number of things, none of which are good for Seattle, except for giving them the ability to be obstructionist, which they have excelled at so far. If they see the court case through, the OKC owners will play out the lease, putting a crappy product on the floor, and both Seattle and the owners will drown in debt. The owners are prepared to do this, if necessary. At the end of the lease the owners will bring the Sonics name and the team itself to OKC, and Seattle will probably never have another NBA team, at least as long as Stern is commish. Or...
Take a lump sum lease buyout from the OKC owners (probably around $30 million, which is about what the team has lost annually the past few years, anyway), the team name, and potentially get back into David Stern's graces enough to get a team again one day, expansion or otherwise. They will have to build a new building before getting a new team, BTW.If Seattle has any amount of sense whatsoever, they will choose option two, and the team will come here this fall. Of course, they have shown poor judgment throughout the entire ordeal, so who knows?

Also, the team will almost certainly NOT be called the Thunderbirds, according to some folks I've talked to who probably know what they're talking about. One of the names I heard tossed around today is the Oklahoma City Energy. It's growing on me.

Duh...

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 08:52 PM
Also, the team will almost certainly NOT be called the Thunderbirds, according to some folks I've talked to who probably know what they're talking about. One of the names I heard tossed around today is the Oklahoma City Energy. It's growing on me.

Might as well be the Oklahoma City Sissy Nannies

Soonerus
3/25/2008, 08:56 PM
Trust me , they will be the OKC somethings....yet to be determined but not Sonics..

reevie
3/25/2008, 08:59 PM
Energy is lame. On par with the Wichita Wind.

Give the team a real name, something fans can be proud of.

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 09:05 PM
Energy is lame. On par with the Wichita Wind.

Give the team a real name, something fans can be proud of.

Oklahoma City Sooners?

King Crimson
3/25/2008, 09:08 PM
i'm not real hip on "Energy" either.

BigRedJed
3/25/2008, 09:11 PM
Well, I said it was "growing on me," not necessarily that I liked it yet. But it does speak to the obvious energy sector influence, plus the newfound vitality of the city itself.

KC//CRIMSON
3/25/2008, 09:16 PM
The OKC Flash Floods?

reevie
3/25/2008, 09:16 PM
If they want an oil-based name, try the Oklahoma City Wildcatters

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 09:17 PM
The Oklahoma City F5's

BigRedJed
3/25/2008, 09:18 PM
The OKC Flash Floods?
Heh.

KC//CRIMSON
3/25/2008, 09:18 PM
Oklahoma City Sooners?

Yeah, complete with crimson and cream uniforms. Cause I guarantee you there are plenty of retards out there who would love an idea as grand as this!;)

BigRedJed
3/25/2008, 09:19 PM
Oklahoma City Stampede?

OUDoc
3/25/2008, 09:21 PM
Shockers! ;)

BigRedJed
3/25/2008, 09:23 PM
Shockers! ;)
Sweet! Then they could have Xavier McDaniel dual bobblehead night and REALLY **** off the Seattle fans.

dw17
3/25/2008, 09:23 PM
The OKC Canallers
The OKC Riverwalkers
The OKC Maps

bri
3/25/2008, 09:36 PM
Trust me , they will be the OKC somethings....yet to be determined but not Sonics..

Holy sh*t! The team in Oklahoma City will be called "the OKC somethings"?

I thank God for you and your keen super-duper uber insider knowledge, Russell. Only a very important and powerful person would know something that double-secret.

shaun4411
3/25/2008, 09:42 PM
OKC Stampede isnt bad. i like those plurally singular names.

hurricane'bone
3/25/2008, 09:46 PM
Also, the team will almost certainly NOT be called the Thunderbirds, according to some folks I've talked to who probably know what they're talking about. One of the names I heard tossed around today is the Oklahoma City Energy. It's growing on me.

I guess that means the 66ers won't be the OKC team's d-league affiliate. They would probably make it the Iowa Energy (http://www.nba.com/dleague/iowa/) for name synergy and the like.

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 09:57 PM
Shockers! ;)

https://www.akarally.com/images/shocker-2.jpg

Frozen Sooner
3/25/2008, 10:00 PM
The OKC Grunge.

Makes about as much sense as the Utah Jazz.

Frozen Sooner
3/25/2008, 10:01 PM
The OKC UFIA.

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 10:02 PM
The OKC 1337s

Partial Qualifier
3/25/2008, 10:04 PM
THE OKC LOLCATS!

Frozen Sooner
3/25/2008, 10:06 PM
OKC Ceiling Cats

Blue
3/25/2008, 10:06 PM
The Wranglers. Like the arena team.

sooneron
3/25/2008, 10:07 PM
The OKC Jump Back Lorettas!!

Blue
3/25/2008, 10:08 PM
Da Coogahs.

sooneron
3/25/2008, 10:09 PM
OKC Fockers

That way Gaylord has a hand in it

sooneron
3/25/2008, 10:10 PM
OKC Sooooooooouuuuuuuusiders

sooneron
3/25/2008, 10:11 PM
Where will all these NBA talent types buy their homes?

sooneron
3/25/2008, 10:11 PM
OKC Shapeshifters

you know after the injuns in the state@@!!!

sooneron
3/25/2008, 10:12 PM
OKC Nuevo Riche ,



it is oil money after all!

Jerk
3/25/2008, 10:14 PM
I hope OKC is ready for this.

If not, it will be a real set-back and another 25 years before a pro-team considers coming here.

OKC-SLC
3/25/2008, 10:24 PM
OKC Getners

Frozen Sooner
3/25/2008, 10:26 PM
I hope OKC is ready for this.

If not, it will be a real set-back and another 25 years before a pro-team considers coming here.

"OKC is ready for this.

If not, it will be a real set-back and another 25 years before a pro-team considers coming here."

Nope, that's WAY too big for a jersey.

Pricetag
3/25/2008, 10:31 PM
they should have a state question to decide the name of the team. top 5 choices make the ballot. vote on April 15 so we can ignore the IRS.
I think four of the choices should involve the Prairie Woman statue.

BlondeSoonerGirl
3/25/2008, 10:32 PM
Where will all these NBA talent types buy their homes?
Probably someplace like this (http://newsok.com/article/3188235/). There are picture links on the page with floor plans and stuff.

:kelvin:

goingoneight
3/25/2008, 10:39 PM
How about "Sooner Scout Team?"

Think of what it could do for attendance at the LNC!!! :D

boomersooner28
3/25/2008, 11:09 PM
No No No.....I got it. You ready?




"The Oklahoma City Indian Casino Ho's!"

Soonerus
3/25/2008, 11:14 PM
OK, Sooners !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

Dio
3/25/2008, 11:34 PM
The OKC Energy? Gah!

Sooner_Havok
3/25/2008, 11:38 PM
OKC Renegades staring Lou Diamond Phillips

tommieharris91
3/26/2008, 12:06 AM
OKC Energy sounds too much like a WNBA name. Maybe the Natural Gas Tycoons?

Frozen Sooner
3/26/2008, 12:08 AM
OKC Outsiders?

That'll really cheese Tulsa off.

mynameisjoe
3/26/2008, 12:43 AM
I personally like Oklahoma City 89ers

Jimminy Crimson
3/26/2008, 12:56 AM
Where will all these NBA talent types buy their homes?

Nichols Hills, Gaillardia, Oak Tree, Heritage Hills, or Crown Heights for starters.

Byron Scott prefered the Edmond/N. OKC area and still owns two houses. Here's his main house that's in the general vicinity of Frontier City.

http://www.oklahomacounty.org/assessor/Searches/sketches/picfile/3473/R206481230001vA.jpg

Jimminy Crimson
3/26/2008, 12:59 AM
I personally like Oklahoma City 89ers

The NBA isn't too keen on 'number names', even though I like 89ers. Just look at the Philadelphia 76ers, their new logo/unis have a bland 'Sixers' on them.

I still think the OKC Rush has more to work with than OKC Energy.

hurricane'bone
3/26/2008, 01:06 AM
The NBA isn't too keen on 'number names', even though I like 89ers. Just look at the Philadelphia 76ers, their new logo/unis have a bland 'Sixers' on them.

I still think the OKC Rush has more to work with than OKC Energy.

You've moved from a D-League name to an AFL name so you're getting closer.

Jimminy Crimson
3/26/2008, 01:31 AM
You've moved from a D-League name to an AFL name so you're getting closer.

Baby steps... :cool:

Gandalf_The_Grey
3/26/2008, 01:33 AM
The Oklahoma City Stephen Colberts would win if it went to ballot or votes guys ;)

tommieharris91
3/26/2008, 01:40 AM
How about a name that has absolutely nothing to do with Oklahoma? The Oklahoma City Longhorns!!! Kevin Durant would be at home...!

Gandalf_The_Grey
3/26/2008, 01:45 AM
How about a name that has absolutely nothing to do with Oklahoma? The Oklahoma City Longhorns!!! Kevin Durant would be at home...!

Worst post EVAR...and I mean EVAR

yermom
3/26/2008, 02:00 AM
might as well be the OKC Asshats or OKC D-Bags at that point

Jimminy Crimson
3/26/2008, 02:01 AM
How about a name that has absolutely nothing to do with Oklahoma? The Oklahoma City Longhorns!!! Kevin Durant would be at home...!

I think we already have a lot of built in Longhorn fans with KD, and even more so if we are lucky enough to snag DJ in the draft this year.

I gladly welcome their support of the Oklahoma City _______/'s.

Fraggle145
3/26/2008, 02:10 AM
OKC Tornados...

Okla-homey
3/26/2008, 05:27 AM
Oklahoma Thunderbirds...paying tribute to OUr state's proud Indian heritage and the glorious history of the 45 Infantry Division.

the rest of these are offered in jest

Oklahoma Scissortails would be cool, but no one outside of Oklahoma would get it and the players would be made fun of.

Oklahoma Crystals (paying homage to our prominance in methamphetimene production and national leadership in incarcerating women as a result thereof)

Oklahoma Doublewides

Oklahoma Gamblers...hey, we got more casinos per capita than any state except for Nevada.

Oklahoma Gas. We're number two in natural gas production, and natural gas smells like number two after they add that stinky stuff at the pipeline that makes it possible for people to detect leaks.

GrapevineSooner
3/26/2008, 09:03 AM
I think I like Thunderbirds.

So long as it's named in honor of the state's rich Indian heritage and not the lake.

Mjcpr
3/26/2008, 09:08 AM
I think I like Thunderbirds.

So long as it's named in honor of the state's rich Indian heritage and not the lake.

How about the Tenkillers?

BigRedJed
3/26/2008, 09:54 AM
I don't particularly dislike Thunderbirds, I'm just hearing that it has already been discussed and rejected.

bri
3/26/2008, 10:29 AM
OKC Outsiders?

That'll really cheese Tulsa off.

Not really. It would amuse us to no end to have concrete proof that from a cultural standpoint, Tulsa > OKC. ;)

And Thunderbirds is awful, but only because I'm from Pryor and whenever I hear "Thunderbird" I think of an alternative education program...

BigRedJed
3/26/2008, 10:32 AM
Not really. It would amuse us to no end to have concrete proof that from a cultural standpoint, Tulsa > OKC. ;)...
YES!! You're using qualifiers! We're making progress!

bri
3/26/2008, 10:39 AM
Yes, I'm finally willing to grant you victories in "professional sports" and "nicely landscaped drainage ditches". :D

BigRedJed
3/26/2008, 10:44 AM
SWEET!!! Now if we can just pass MAPS for Hills, and we wait 40-50 years for the trees we planted on the river to mature, we will SO kick your ***. :D

bri
3/26/2008, 11:08 AM
As long as you don't pass a MAPS to replace all that f*cking clay with actual dirt, we'll always have you beat at "ease of laundering dirty clothes".

Also, I don't think you guys can sneak the Center Of The Universe out of downtown like you were able to do when you stole the State Seal from Guthrie. ;)

tommieharris91
3/26/2008, 11:20 AM
I'm actually interested to hear what John Rohde's idea for a name will be. I really think it will be about as bad as "Oklahoma City Longhorns."

Partial Qualifier
3/26/2008, 11:36 AM
I'm actually interested to hear what John Rohde's idea for a name will be. I really think it will be about as bad as "Oklahoma City Longhorns."

That guy's a major dork.

What about traditional names from other pro leagues? NFL and MLB have a 'Giants'.. I always liked 'Titans' too. 'Stars' would be cool but there's already a 'Suns' and the Dallas Stars are so geographically close.

'Arsenal' sounds cool.. a salute to the military installations in OK?

Idunno

XFollower
3/26/2008, 12:04 PM
Oklahoma City Lightning

OKC Potholes
OKC Falling Bridges

bri
3/26/2008, 12:18 PM
OKC Blue Laws?

Mixer!
3/26/2008, 12:26 PM
http://www.soonerfans.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2264034&postcount=7

yermom
3/26/2008, 12:27 PM
OKC Near Beers

Mixer!
3/26/2008, 12:27 PM
Oklahoma City Zephyrs.

Partial Qualifier
3/26/2008, 12:33 PM
The OKC Weather Shield.

Partial Qualifier
3/26/2008, 12:34 PM
The OKC Boggy-Bottom Monsters!

Mjcpr
3/26/2008, 12:42 PM
OKC Memorials

GrapevineSooner
3/26/2008, 12:44 PM
OKC Dopplers

BigRedJed
3/26/2008, 12:45 PM
Nope. OKC Doppler 5000s. Sounds cooler. Plus, I thought of it yesterday.

Mixer!
3/26/2008, 12:48 PM
Why do you hate Gary England? ;)

BigRedJed
3/26/2008, 12:51 PM
Oklahoma City Flaming Lips?

bri
3/26/2008, 12:55 PM
OKC Prog Plushies?

Gandalf_The_Grey
3/26/2008, 01:01 PM
The Oklahoma City Viking Kittens

tommieharris91
3/26/2008, 01:24 PM
That guy's a major dork.


This is my point. His will probably be so bad that it will be hilarious and people will wonder why they are laughing at him.

tommieharris91
3/26/2008, 01:24 PM
Oklahoma City Double Posts

birddog
3/26/2008, 01:31 PM
bbj is endorsing the name Land Run. ghey.

i like united, natives, or thunder.

OU Adonis
3/26/2008, 01:40 PM
My two favorite namse are OKC Outlaws (Navy blue and white colors) or OKC Barons (Black and gold)

bri
3/26/2008, 01:49 PM
Nope, you can't have "Outlaws". That one belongs to Tulsa. :D

Gandalf_The_Grey
3/26/2008, 02:25 PM
That is true...Prentiss Elliott is from Tulsa

King Crimson
3/26/2008, 02:26 PM
My two favorite namse are OKC Outlaws (Navy blue and white colors) or OKC Barons (Black and gold)

Barons isn't terrible. black and gold i guess for the "oil" barons. it's somewhat unique without making you make a bad face...or be entirely embarrassed to say it out loud.

bri
3/26/2008, 02:33 PM
It's pretty much the best of the suggestions I've heard so far.

Which shouldn't be misconstrued as meaning that "Barons" is good, but rather that OKC sucks at naming teams. :D

BigRedJed
3/26/2008, 02:35 PM
Too bad we can't use "Drillers." That actually would be a great name for an NBA team. Thanks Tulsa. Maybe Kathy Taylor could get that done for us. She was sure magnanimous for coming down and helping with the NBA pitch yesterday.

BigRedJed
3/26/2008, 02:36 PM
Seriously, I like my own suggestion of "Stampede." The logo could include running bison and a bison mascot. Sounds fast, unlike naming it something like "OKC Buffalos," or "OKC Bison."

BigRedJed
3/26/2008, 02:37 PM
Does the plural of buffalo have an "e" on the end of it?

King Crimson
3/26/2008, 02:39 PM
It's pretty much the best of the suggestions I've heard so far.

Which shouldn't be misconstrued as meaning that "Barons" is good, but rather that OKC sucks at naming teams. :D

Yard Dawgz is a heckuva name. not stupid at all.

bri
3/26/2008, 02:40 PM
Too bad we can't use "Drillers." That actually would be a great name for an NBA team. Thanks Tulsa. Maybe Kathy Taylor could get that done for us. She was sure magnanimous for coming down and helping with the NBA pitch yesterday.

Yeah, isn't it annoying how Tulsa's minor league baseball teams managed to tie up both Drillers and Oilers?

And you can't have Roughnecks, either. :D

King Crimson
3/26/2008, 02:41 PM
i think we should just go off the map and work up something really killer like "Fire Breathing Flying-o-saurus Rex".

THAT would represent.

BigRedJed
3/26/2008, 02:41 PM
Yeah, isn't it annoying how Tulsa's minor league baseball teams managed to tie up both Drillers and Oilers?

And you can't have Roughnecks, either. :D
Guh.

King Crimson
3/26/2008, 02:44 PM
Does the plural of buffalo have an "e" on the end of it?

it does at CU.

bri
3/26/2008, 02:45 PM
Guh.

Hey, don't "guh" the name of Oklahoma's first major league sports team. Championship major league sports team, at that. :D

Mixer!
3/26/2008, 02:52 PM
Here's a crazy idea:

The Oklahoma City Hornets.


HEAR ME OUT! Once Shinn bolts New Orleans for KC/Vegas/wherever, Bennett & company can buy the name off of him, leaving him to set up shop in a new city with a new name.

Mixer!
3/26/2008, 02:53 PM
Yeah, isn't it annoying how Tulsa's minor league baseball teams managed to tie up both Drillers and Oilers?

And you can't have Roughnecks, either. :D
Wildcatters?

bri
3/26/2008, 02:56 PM
Yeah, they can have that one. ;)

KC//CRIMSON
3/26/2008, 03:24 PM
This thread is pointless. We all know this team is going to get some dumb "hick" name. It's now just a matter of how dumb and corny it will be.

The OKC Cletus Brothers!

Mjcpr
3/26/2008, 03:26 PM
I'm glad to see it isn't just Tulsa you hate, but the whole state.

:D

bri
3/26/2008, 03:30 PM
This thread is pointless. We all know this team is going to get some dumb "hick" name. It's now just a matter of how dumb and corny it will be.

Lord, I hope not. If I'm gonna bury the hatchet and actually cheer for this lot, they're gonna have to have a halfway decent name. Which is why all the discussions I've heard so far leave me nervous.

I say we call 'em the OKC Pilots and have a giant plushy Wiley Post for a mascot. :D

King Crimson
3/26/2008, 03:35 PM
in my mind i suspect the name choosers and logo designers are in actuality a bunch a decorative holiday sweater making grammaws with a credit card at Hobby Lobby.

KC//CRIMSON
3/26/2008, 03:39 PM
Lord, I hope not. If I'm gonna bury the hatchet and actually cheer for this lot, they're gonna have to have a halfway decent name. Which is why all the discussions I've heard so far leave me nervous.

I say we call 'em the OKC Pilots and have a giant plushy Wiley Post for a mascot. :D

Word. They need something menacing.

Can you imagine using the name The Barons? Oh scary!

"Hey watch out NBA! OKC will drink your milkshakes!

bri
3/26/2008, 03:55 PM
On second thought, I'm on board with "Barons". :D

OU Adonis
3/26/2008, 04:54 PM
Barons isn't terrible. black and gold i guess for the "oil" barons. it's somewhat unique without making you make a bad face...or be entirely embarrassed to say it out loud.

I can't say I came up with the Barons name, I saw it posted on another board. They even did a jersey mock up that I thought looked good.

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/347/awaygy4.jpg

BigRedJed
3/26/2008, 04:56 PM
Maybe we could get Baron Davis. Nevermind; he's a head case.

silverwheels
3/26/2008, 05:24 PM
Barons is better than any weather-related or Indian-related name I've heard so far.

bri
3/26/2008, 06:33 PM
Yeah, but that jersey, it is horrible.

BlondeSoonerGirl
3/26/2008, 06:50 PM
I agree.

Saloon font is teh succ.

:mack:

bri
3/26/2008, 06:55 PM
Yeah, that looks like the sort of thing the rec team at Dry Gulch, USA would wear.

Gah.

Okla-homey
3/26/2008, 07:55 PM
I've decided

Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together and show your support for the pride of America's heartland....

The OKLAHOMA GAS!

and then, they could have a big jet of blue flame shoot up from behind both backboards. It would be the pwsom3.

yermom
3/26/2008, 08:25 PM
the flatulence headlines would be unbearable

"The Grizzlies pass Gas"

bri
3/26/2008, 08:33 PM
I'd think losing to Memphis would be unbearable enough. :D

birddog
3/26/2008, 08:50 PM
i'm down with barons. atleast it isn't stupid. never heard a team named that before.

Soonerus
3/26/2008, 09:03 PM
Oklahoma "He Hate Me's"....ya think !!!!

Mixer!
3/27/2008, 09:37 AM
i'm down with barons. atleast it isn't stupid. never heard a team named that before.

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/7519/6076pv0.gif

dw17
3/27/2008, 03:19 PM
Please, please don't make one of the colors turd brown.

Jimminy Crimson
3/27/2008, 03:54 PM
i'm down with barons. atleast it isn't stupid. never heard a team named that before.

http://crawdaddycove.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/michael-jordan-birmingham-barons.jpg

birddog
3/27/2008, 06:48 PM
well, that's ok, it's not a big league name, plus it's still pretty uncommon.

BigRedJed
3/27/2008, 06:50 PM
I'm liking my own suggestion of "Stampede" more every minute. Anybody know Clay's number?

reevie
3/27/2008, 07:37 PM
I'm liking my own suggestion of "Stampede" more every minute. Anybody know Clay's number?

Stampede is ok, but I'm having a hard time dis-associating that horrible logo the Oklahoma City Stampede used in 1984 with this team. Fortunately, I cannot find the logo on the net.

BigRedJed
3/27/2008, 07:39 PM
Wait a minute. There was ALREADY an Oklahoma City Stampede? :mad:

reevie
3/27/2008, 07:42 PM
Yes, they replaced the Slickers. But were only around for one year and nearly won their league.

BigRedJed
3/27/2008, 07:46 PM
Still... :mad:

reevie
3/27/2008, 07:50 PM
Well, how about the Oklahoma City Stampeders? Slightly different and we'd only be confused with Calgary.

Okla-homey
3/27/2008, 08:23 PM
They could hearken to OUr state's unparalled role in the art and science of shooting cannons (Ft Sill of course) and go with...

Oklahoma Artillery

reevie
3/27/2008, 08:27 PM
Stern made the Bullets change their name because of the association with violence so the may not let us go with Artillery, Cannons or Howitzers

Mixer!
3/27/2008, 08:35 PM
Stern made the Bullets change their name because of the association with violence so the may not let us go with Artillery, Cannons or Howzits

*snap*

Darn!

bri
3/27/2008, 09:52 PM
What about stabby-related names? Are those kosher?

The OKC Scalpers!!

BigRedJed
3/27/2008, 09:54 PM
The OKC Mescaline Eaters

BigRedJed
3/27/2008, 09:55 PM
The OKC War Painters?

BigRedJed
3/27/2008, 09:55 PM
The OKC Sweat Lodge Sitters?

BigRedJed
3/27/2008, 09:56 PM
The OKC Vision Quest?

BigRedJed
3/27/2008, 09:57 PM
Tomahawk Hurlers?

bri
3/27/2008, 10:13 PM
The OKC Teepee Peepee Incident?

royalfan5
3/27/2008, 10:31 PM
Why not the Oklahoma City Tulsans? That way it's more inclusive.

BigRedJed
3/27/2008, 10:35 PM
Peace Pipe Smokers?

bri
3/27/2008, 11:08 PM
I say we open with a propsed "Indian" name, then when they get all uppity and complain, we counter with "OKC Smallpox Blankets".

jaux
3/28/2008, 05:38 AM
OKC No Nicknamers ....six sylable towns don't need one

poke4christ
3/28/2008, 10:04 AM
After a long thread discussing the names over on OrangePower, I took our favorites (no doubt similar to many of soonerfans' as well) and created a poll. If you are registered on OP, go over and vote. Or, make your own poll here as well.

http://www.orangepower.com/showthread.php?t=51026

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 10:08 AM
Maybe frank will help us out there. Daddy needs some vCash. Plus, I can't stand looking at all of that orange. :D

BlondeSoonerGirl
3/28/2008, 10:09 AM
...If you are registered on OP, go over and vote....


:les: BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHhahaahaAhAhhhhAhhaa!111!!!!1111won! !!111one!11m1mw1jmdkjgvn;kdjfvndkjfvn;dkjfnb!!!!


*gasp*












HAHAHAHAHAH!H!Hh1hhahkdjfsdkfjjk!!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAH!!!!!!sidepain!!!!!!!!!!onmankillingme!!!!!! KJnjknljkn...

Mixer!
3/28/2008, 10:24 AM
sizzortails? srsly?

poke4christ
3/28/2008, 10:30 AM
sizzortails? srsly?

Probably a more appropriate name for a baseball team (like cardinals and orioles). Though I think it's unlikely we'd get one (couldn't be very competitive without a salary cap) sizzortails (of whaterver spelling you wanted) would be a great name if we did.

dw17
3/28/2008, 11:22 AM
Sizzortails? How about that Daisies? Or the Happy Puffy Clouds? The OKC Good Feelings?

They could come out to Feelin' Groovy.

Frozen Sooner
3/28/2008, 11:44 AM
The OKC Milkshake.


I DRINK IT UP!

silverwheels
3/28/2008, 12:41 PM
I think the name is going to be "Oklahoma _____" which sucks. I was thinking something like the Oklahoma City Blues.

Okla-homey
3/28/2008, 12:56 PM
I think the name is going to be "Oklahoma _____" which sucks. I was thinking something like the Oklahoma City Blues.

Thery used to be the Boston Patriots. They were re-named the New England Patriots to broaden their appeal.

Also why they should be the Oklahoma whatevers.

silverwheels
3/28/2008, 01:14 PM
Thery used to be the Boston Patriots. They were re-named the New England Patriots to broaden their appeal.

Also why they should be the Oklahoma whatevers.

I understand that, but the team is in Oklahoma City, plus if it's the "Oklahoma ______" it's probably going to be some lame-*** name like "Thunder" or "Twisters".

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 01:20 PM
Well, that and the fact that OKC taxpayers have spent about half a billion in public money and OKC's business community has spent another billion+ to get us to this point, and the rest of the state has basically shown up for some recent meetings in a cheerleader capacity. My vote is for "Oklahoma City."

yermom
3/28/2008, 01:34 PM
what is our cheerleader capacity?

because i'm thinking we should stay as close to that as possible

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 01:37 PM
There can NEVER be too many cheerleaders.

silverwheels
3/28/2008, 01:41 PM
Well, that and the fact that OKC taxpayers have spent about half a billion in public money and OKC's business community has spent another billion+ to get us to this point, and the rest of the state has basically shown up for some recent meetings in a cheerleader capacity. My vote is for "Oklahoma City."

Yes, that too.

Okla-homey
3/28/2008, 03:36 PM
Well, that and the fact that OKC taxpayers have spent about half a billion in public money and OKC's business community has spent another billion+ to get us to this point, and the rest of the state has basically shown up for some recent meetings in a cheerleader capacity. My vote is for "Oklahoma City."

So no state money was or will be used to induce a team here? No tax abatements, etc.?

Look, I'm not a roundball fan myself, and I really don't have a dog in the fight anyway, but teams wouldn't be named the Colorado Rockies, the Florida Marlins, the New England Patriots, the Minnesota Vikings, or the Texas Rangers, etc. if it did'nt broaden appeal and thus help the team and the city that earns sales taxes and what not on receipts.

Thus, I think its a win-win for OKC to go with the Oklahoma Whatevers.

Mjcpr
3/28/2008, 04:00 PM
So no state money was or will be used to induce a team here? No tax abatements, etc.?

Look, I'm not a roundball fan myself, and I really don't have a dog in the fight anyway, but teams wouldn't be named the Colorado Rockies, the Florida Marlins, the New England Patriots, the Minnesota Vikings, or the Texas Rangers, etc. if it did'nt broaden appeal and thus help the team and the city that earns sales taxes and what not on receipts.

Thus, I think its a win-win for OKC to go with the Oklahoma Whatevers.

There are no sales taxes on tickets to an NBA game, or any other professional sporting event including minor league baseball, minor league hockey or arena football because this tax was exempted for the Hornets.

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 04:21 PM
The legislature will be also working on ways to extend the Quality Jobs Program to the OKC NBA team. Thanks Oklahoma, but still, a drop in the bucket, people. Plus, I will guarantee you pretty much every major league team enjoys some state incentives, somehow.

Listen, I love the state of Oklahoma as much as anybody here, I'll wager, but Oklahoma City has spent the past 15 years and a billion and a half dollars to get to this point. Not to mention the fact that OKC has had to put a hold on some of its own improvements due to the State not delivering on financial promises (example: the Native American Cultural Center) and had to pick up the Lion's share of the statewide Centennial celebration due to lack of promised participation from the State and lack of participation from other cities.

We specifically need and deserve to enjoy the benefit of an improved national exposure and respect based upon our own efforts. If the team is named "Oklahoma _________ " I will guarantee you half the people in America would assume the team was based in Tulsa. I'm on record as being a Tulsa and Oklahoma booster, but I'm sorry; go pass your own MAPS program before trying to steal the thunder from ours.

Mjcpr
3/28/2008, 04:31 PM
I certainly wasn't trying to steal anybody's "thunder", I was just mentioning a sales tax exemption. As I've said before, I'm totally in favor of OKC getting a team and I could not care less if they are the OKC Whatevers because it wouldn't alter my support for them one way or another; I likely wouldn't attend a game no matter what they're called unless I just happened to be there and tickets were made available to me or they played some sort of exhibition game here.

I can't speak for Homey, though, he's a well-known thunder stealer.

:D

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 04:32 PM
:les: GO GET YOUR OWN DAMN MAPS!!! :mad:

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 04:32 PM
:les: TIMING RUINER!!! ****!!!!

Mjcpr
3/28/2008, 04:36 PM
:les: GO GET YOUR OWN DAMN MAPS!!! :mad:

Are you kidding me? We couldn't pass a MAPS initiative here if it didn't cost these idiot taxpayers a dime.

You may recall we recently said "no thanks" to $150 million in FREE matching funds from some of our rich folk by turning down the river development tax.

:mad:

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 04:41 PM
:les: COOL RIVER PROJECT RUINERS!!! :mad:

Pricetag
3/28/2008, 05:13 PM
Listen, I love the state of Oklahoma as much as anybody here, I'll wager, but Oklahoma City has spent the past 15 years and a billion and a half dollars to get to this point.

We specifically need and deserve to enjoy the benefit of an improved national exposure and respect based upon our own efforts. If the team is named "Oklahoma _________ " I will guarantee you half the people in America would assume the team was based in Tulsa. I'm on record as being a Tulsa and Oklahoma booster, but I'm sorry; go pass your own MAPS program before trying to steal the thunder from ours.
Hey, you guys made it--you're a "major league city" now. Unpucker the butthole a bit, would you? IMO, the hand wringing over all this is purely childish, a tantrum over a chest thump that just isn't quite satisfying enough.

You don't lose a thing if the team isn't called OKC, and Tulsa doesn't gain a thing. I'm sure no one has forgotten the treatment our fair city has received on Friends, and in a commercial or two lately. No way anyone with half a brain assumes that an Oklahoma NBA team is based here.

As a Tulsan, I know that Oklahoma City having this team is a good thing for the whole state. I know that even if we had the economic infrastructure in place to support a team, we still wouldn't do it, unless the team went undefeated every year. That's just not how we roll.

I will tell you that, having listened to the whole fit that was thrown over the Hornets leaving, and hearing all the indignance and uppity attitude from so many, it makes it a bit tough to pull for this thing, despite the vast preponderance of logical evidence to do so.

A shred of humility in the wake of such a tremendous victory can't possibly hurt.

Okla-homey
3/28/2008, 05:18 PM
There are no sales taxes on tickets to an NBA game, or any other professional sporting event including minor league baseball, minor league hockey or arena football because this tax was exempted for the Hornets.

How about that sales tax on the licensed products and the five dollar hot dogs at the game? hmmm?

Anyhoo, I just think people around the state are more inclined to get behind the team if its named for the whole state vice a particular city. For that matter, the kid in Stroud, Gage, Jay, Waurika or Durant will be able to say, "hey, that's my team," and not just the kids in OKC. And some of those kids might just be able to use something to call "mine."

silverwheels
3/28/2008, 05:21 PM
Oklahoma State is "The State's University" but I don't say they're "my team". ;)

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 05:30 PM
Hey, you guys made it--you're a "major league city" now. Unpucker the butthole a bit, would you? IMO, the hand wringing over all this is purely childish, a tantrum over a chest thump that just isn't quite satisfying enough.

You don't lose a thing if the team isn't called OKC, and Tulsa doesn't gain a thing. I'm sure no one has forgotten the treatment our fair city has received on Friends, and in a commercial or two lately. No way anyone with half a brain assumes that an Oklahoma NBA team is based here.

As a Tulsan, I know that Oklahoma City having this team is a good thing for the whole state. I know that even if we had the economic infrastructure in place to support a team, we still wouldn't do it, unless the team went undefeated every year. That's just not how we roll.

I will tell you that, having listened to the whole fit that was thrown over the Hornets leaving, and hearing all the indignance and uppity attitude from so many, it makes it a bit tough to pull for this thing, despite the vast preponderance of logical evidence to do so.

A shred of humility in the wake of such a tremendous victory can't possibly hurt.
First off, we're a major league city to two groups of people at this point. A substantial number of Oklahoma City residents (though not all) and apparently the NBA Board of Governors. Outside of the city limits of OKC and the offices of a few select NBA personnel, we are FAR from a major league city, perception-wise. This will help rectify that, and is the fruit of lots and lots of hard work by hundreds of people over the past 15 years, plus hundreds of millions in OKC taxpayer dollars.

Second, if we "don't lose a thing" if "OKC" isn't in the name, why are you (and anybody else) suddenly so concerned that it has only Oklahoma in the name? You can't have it both ways.

Third, I'm not sure what you're talking about when you talk about "the fit that was thrown" over the Hornets leaving. I heard precious few people throw fits over that. It was sortof spelled out all along. Don't get me wrong; I and many others would have been plenty happy if it would have worked out for them to stay (I'd still prefer them -- with OKC ownership -- to the Sonics), but I'll GUARANTEE you I never threw a fit over their leaving.

I hope you do decide to pull for the team, but if not, oh well. OKC is doing a pretty good job of pulling its own weight these days, thanks. And BTW, a Tulsan lecturing OKC on "humility" and "uppity attitude" is pretty laughable.

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 05:34 PM
And, BTW, I will PROMISE you that if you take a survey of people on the east and west coasts, more than 50% will tell you that Tulsa is the largest city in Oklahoma. I've seen the data.

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 05:37 PM
Oh, and I'm not saying that they WON'T be the "Oklahoma __________," only that they wouldn't be if it were my decision. Someone may very easily sell out on that one. Politics are politics.

reevie
3/28/2008, 05:41 PM
I have an idea...since we'll draw fans from across Oklahoma, Western Arkansas, Southern Kansas and maybe parts of Texas lets just name the team Oklahoma-Kansas-Arkansas-Texas

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 05:46 PM
Hey, that's a great idea! Why not just the "Central-Southwest United States __________!" It'd be great for the whole region!

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 05:48 PM
Or, maybe it wouldn't be, since there is apparently no value to having your name in the team's name.

:rolleyes:

oklaclarinet
3/28/2008, 06:07 PM
'Stars' would be cool but there's already a 'Suns' and the Dallas Stars are so geographically close.

Not to metion we already have the Oklahoma City University Stars.

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 06:32 PM
...Look, I'm not a roundball fan myself, and I really don't have a dog in the fight anyway, but teams wouldn't be named the Colorado Rockies, the Florida Marlins, the New England Patriots, the Minnesota Vikings, or the Texas Rangers, etc. if it did'nt broaden appeal and thus help the team and the city that earns sales taxes and what not on receipts.

Thus, I think its a win-win for OKC to go with the Oklahoma Whatevers.
You're working from the assumption that bringing a team here has dick to do with bringing more sales taxes into the coffers on game nights. Certainly, those are compelling benefits for having a team here, but this is 90+% about marketing Oklahoma City to the world. Is, and always has been. Therefore, removing "City" from the name is directly counter to the intent of the aforementioned work and investment.

It's about marketing/public relations and quality of life, and getting extra sales tax dollars in the general fund is just a nice byproduct.

Okla-homey
3/28/2008, 06:41 PM
You're working from the assumption that bringing a team here has dick to do with bringing more sales taxes into the coffers on game nights. Certainly, those are compelling benefits for having a team here, but this is 90+% about marketing Oklahoma City to the world. Is, and always has been. Therefore, removing "City" from the name is directly counter to the intent of the aforementioned work and investment.

It's about marketing/public relations and quality of life, and getting extra sales tax dollars in the general fund is just a nice byproduct.

So you're saying its about OKC to the exclusion of the rest of the state?

Therefore, anything but OKC Whatevers is FAIL?

If the above are correct, that's pretty elitist IMHO. Hello pot...this is kettle.;)

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 07:02 PM
So you're saying its about OKC to the exclusion of the rest of the state?

Therefore, anything but OKC Whatevers is FAIL?

If the above are correct, that's pretty elitist IMHO. Hello pot...this is kettle.;)
Nope, I'm not saying it's fail, just that it's LESS WIN for the people who put in the time, tax dollars, work and private dollars to get the city to this point. Listen, I understand the point of everybody who is arguing for taking "City" out of the name, I just believe (selfishly) that the city who came together over the past 15 years to make this possible, with little or no help from the outside world mind you, deserves UNIQUE recognition for it. If it doesn't say "City" in the name it dilutes the effectiveness of the statement. This is 100% about what Oklahoma City has done to pull itself up by its bootstraps; sorry.

This is not an OKC vs. Tulsa thing, although people seem to be trying to make it that. Once again, this is about putting OKC on the map. That was the point of MAPS, passed 15 years ago in a city nobody (including the citizens of said city) believed in. That was the point of Finsh MAPS Right, the campaign that extended the original MAPS tax and allowed the arena to be built, and of the recent tax passed to fund Ford Center improvements. This city has been a backwater for many, many years. Maybe people from outside OKC (and even quite a few inside) don't understand the effort made by many in this community to change that. Sorry, it's OUR coming out party.

Now, does that mean that it excludes people from elsewhere, or that they can't have pride in said team? Heck no. I grew up a Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys fan. Loved those teams, though I had no real connection. They were close, and they meant something to me.

I also as an Oklahoman am extremely proud of the things Tulsa (and other cities) have to offer. I am very proud of Cain's ballroom, and go to lots of shows there, but I have no illusions that Tulsa should not get the credit for being home to said cultural treasure. I love visiting Philbrook, and do it often. I have some great photos in my collection of TULSA's Boston Avenue Church.

You don't know what I do for a living, but much of it involves encouraging people to visit the great touchstones that this state offers. Including, for instance, BARTLESVILLE'S Price Tower and Woolaroc. And you can be damn sure Bartlesville appreciates me using their name when I tell people about those places. "Oklahoma's" Blue Whale? Catoosa says "thanks but no thanks." The Round Barn on Route 66 in "Oklahoma County?" Arcadia begs to differ.

My point is, it won't kill you people for OKC to have one cool thing to hang our hats on nationally. You have plenty of cool things, be satisfied with that. And pass one of those dang sales tax initiatives you people keep voting down so that one day we can have an NBA turnpike rivalry.

reevie
3/28/2008, 07:22 PM
I have another idea. Let's do the European/Asian thing and name them after a primary company. We'll be the Chesapeake _______


Then everyone can assume we're from the DC area.

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 07:26 PM
Since that was your 666th post, I'm going to ignore it out of superstition.

reevie
3/28/2008, 07:35 PM
Here's two questions for the debate....


Do non-OKCitans feel a connection with the Oklahoma RedHawks that they didn't have with the Oklahoma City 89ers?

Do more people come from across the state to see the RedHawks because it has the more inclusive Oklahoma name?

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 07:44 PM
It hacked a lot of people off, though you might be surprised that it did not hack ME off. The difference is that the Redhawks don't significantly raise Oklahoma City's profile on a national level.
I seriously doubt it.

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 07:50 PM
By the way, I also seriously doubt that more people will come to NBA games with "city" left out of the name, and if they do for that reason alone, they're silly. They're either going to be interested in the NBA and identify with the closest team geographically, or they won't. A crapload of the fans who go to Dallas-area major league sports are from Oklahoma. And you're talking about crossing state lines into a state many Oklahomans view with bitterness and rivalry, for whatever reason. I doubt more people from here would go to Mavericks games if they were the "Southcentral U.S." Mavericks.

I think that a number of the people suggesting "city" should be left out of the name are doing it out of envy.

I'll leave Homey out of that group; he's consistently a promoter of all things Oklahoma and I think he's just more interested in state bragging rights than community bragging rights.

Okla-homey
3/28/2008, 08:27 PM
I'll leave Homey out of that group; he's consistently a promoter of all things Oklahoma and I think he's just more interested in state bragging rights than community bragging rights.

thanks for your consideration. You have accurately stated my sentiments. I love this red dirt my ancestors chose to scratch out a living in and it bothers me to see my Okie bretheren carping over something as insignificant as whether some d00ds from far away who get paid to play a child's game are named for OUr capitol city or OUr homeland in general. I'd rather it be my Homeland, not just a great American city.

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 08:42 PM
thanks for your consideration. You have accurately stated my sentiments. I love this red dirt my ancestors chose to scratch out a living in and it bothers me to see my Okie bretheren carping over something as insignificant as whether some d00ds from far away who get paid to play a child's game are named for OUr capitol city or OUr homeland in general. I'd rather it be my Homeland, not just a great American city.
Good.

But let me tell you a story to illustrate MY sentiments. A good friend of mine came from a pretty poor upbringing. He and his family lived on the poor side of town, and back in school he couldn't afford nice clothes, and everybody laughed at him. The girls didn't even know he was alive.

So he went to college, studied real hard and started his own business. He was really, really good at it. He worked some long hours, saved hard, and what do you know? One day he was rich. So, he bought a nice house. And a Porsche.

Well, lucky me. Why, you ask? Because he was my friend. Now, I'm not going to deny that I have a little game of my own. I don't need a Porsche to get girls. I dress nice. People I respect often recognize me in public and say hi. But I'll also say this: when he and I both went out in his Porsche, it was GAME ON. I always seemed to do better for being around him (and his Porsche, strangely enough). And I hope he did better for having me there with him.

I loved that Porsche. Sometimes he let me drive it (with him in the car). When I thought about it, every once in a while I put gas in the tank to thank him for driving me around in it. Bought him beers.

But I never made a single payment on that car. Nor did I ever tell any girls that it was my Porsche. Or "ours." Never did I ask him to put my name on the vanity plate.

I was always happy to go get girls with him and that car. But brother, I knew whose ****ing Porsche that was.

yermom
3/28/2008, 09:23 PM
ok, so OKC is the nerd from high school, the OKC Whatevers are the Porsche and Tulsa is the lamo that gets poon by acting like the OKC Whatevers are his Porsche too?

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 09:25 PM
Pretty much.

Kinda like when Doleo was laying down game when he was rolling with you in your Subi.

:kelvin:

yermom
3/28/2008, 09:32 PM
sadly, the Subie does not attract teh chicks


i think it's only a couple of notches below "busty blonde" on the dude attraction scale

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 09:34 PM
Get a better car, poopface.

yermom
3/28/2008, 09:37 PM
i was considering a moped

Soonerus
3/28/2008, 09:38 PM
Why do you guys spend soooo much emotional effort on this...you have no real impact...

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 09:38 PM
i was considering a moped
Dude, you can't stand that kind of heat.

BigRedJed
3/28/2008, 09:41 PM
Why do you guys spend soooo much emotional effort on this...you have no real impact...
I've posted on this board without name dropping for the better part of a decade. But you, sir, are talking out of your ***. Crawl back into your bottle.

Soonerus
3/28/2008, 09:44 PM
I've posted on this thread without name dropping for the better part of a decade. But you, sir, are talking out of your ***. Crawl back into your bottle.

WTF...

dw17
3/28/2008, 09:57 PM
I think MAPS was about bringing OKC up as a city in Oklahoma. It was about getting dudes from Harrah, Purcell, Piedmont, etc to come downtown and do stuff when going out. After it got cool, it was something for people who happened to be coming to Oklahoma City something neat to do.

But the NBA team, I think, will be more about making Oklahoma as a whole not look so podunk. For example, when you think of the Portland Trailblazers do you think Portland or Oregon as a whole?

After the team can (hopefully) help get rid of the trailer park image that Oklahoma as a state has then we can work on the coolness of each city. It needs to be an us/us thing instead of an us/them (OKC/Tulsa) thing. What's good for one is good for the other, nationally.

Cain's sure does have a lot of shows I'd like to see, though. :D

yermom
3/28/2008, 10:27 PM
Portland doesn't need an NBA team to be hella cool...

Frozen Sooner
3/28/2008, 10:48 PM
Sorry, it's OUR coming out party.

That's very brave of you, Jed. I support you in loving whoever you wish.

royalfan5
3/28/2008, 11:29 PM
When are people going to focus on the important stuff, like who gets to write the themesong. Will it be Hinder?

bri
3/28/2008, 11:29 PM
So, at what point does logic win out and this fail train of a thread get mercifully locked? :D

BlondeSoonerGirl
3/29/2008, 12:35 AM
When are people going to focus on the important stuff, like who gets to write the themesong. Will it be Hinder?
:kelvin:

BigRedJed
3/29/2008, 12:47 AM
Oops. I meant "I've posted on this board..."

I'll crawl back into my bottle now.

:eddie:

Gandalf_The_Grey
3/29/2008, 03:23 AM
How about the THe Oklahoma City Angels and they come out to this kick *** song

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3/29/2008, 09:35 AM
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poke4christ
3/29/2008, 10:05 AM
Why do you guys spend soooo much emotional effort on this...you have no real impact...

Message boards have more of an impact than people think. It's like a free survey for those in charge. They are used to gauge public opinion. I promiss you that members of the OU Athletic Department frequent this site to get a feel for how the fans are reacting to things.

reevie
3/29/2008, 10:19 AM
Message boards have more of an impact than people think. It's like a free survey for those in charge. They are used to gauge public opinion. I promiss you that members of the OU Athletic Department frequent this site to get a feel for how the fans are reacting to things.


Then why do we still have those freaking Horsepigs?

bri
3/29/2008, 10:32 AM
Heh.

CatfishSooner
3/29/2008, 10:57 AM
I don't care if it's Oklahoma or OKC ...I'm just pumped we're getting NBA again...

Dio
3/29/2008, 12:24 PM
I'm going to be a fan either way, but since OKC is doing alomst all of the heavy lifting on this, the team should be the "OKC _______"

OU Adonis
3/29/2008, 02:09 PM
I would be livid if they dropped off the "City" Part.

If the name of the team was "Oklahoma City Thunder" do you think people outside of oklahoma would know what City and state the team is in? The answer is yes.

If the name of the team was "Oklahoma Thunder" do you think people outside of oklahoma would know what City and state the team is in? The answer is a Yes for the state but a probably not for the city. (Unless they are NBA fans)

Okla-homey
3/30/2008, 05:58 AM
so, when will we know what they decide to do regarding naming? Any estimates floating around?

BigRedJed
3/30/2008, 10:28 AM
It will be sometime after the court case is either settled or after the OKC owners win, if they win. The trial is in June. There is a distinct possiblity a settlement will be reached before then, based on recent events. The settlement would likely leave the Sonics name in Seattle, at which point a new name would be required. There would possibly be a public charade at "voting" on the name at that point.

If Seattle persists in the court case and is "victorious" (meaning they manage to keep the team there two more seasons out of pure spite), the renaming may not happen at all, or at least there would be a much less critical timetable on the renaming, since the owners would retain the Supersonics name legally and would not leave it in Seattle. If this happens there is a distinct chance that they will take the Sonics name with the team and then rename them here, thus ensuring there would never be another "Seattle Supersonics" team, and giving a big **** you to Seattle.

So to answer your question, there are still too many balls in the air to tell you the team will be renamed by _________ day.

bri
3/30/2008, 10:34 AM
I see.

Well, just let me know when the jerseys are in stock at local retail outlets. :D

Mjcpr
3/30/2008, 11:30 AM
If Seattle persists in the court case and is "victorious" (meaning they manage to keep the team there two more seasons out of pure spite)......they will take the Sonics name with the team and then rename them here, thus ensuring there would never be another "Seattle Supersonics" team, and giving a big **** you to Seattle.

If their version is called spite, what is the Oklahoma City (hopefully not Oklahoma) version called?

:D

bri
3/30/2008, 11:31 AM
Civic growth. ;)

BigRedJed
3/30/2008, 11:44 AM
I say spite only because from the NBA and owner perspective, it's strictly a matter of "when," not "if." The only things Seattle gains from keeping the team there for two years at this point are two seasons of a lame-duck team phoning it in, an empty arena, tens of millions of dollars in more debt, eternal damnation from David Stern, and the satisfaction derived from bleeding the owner group of tens of millions of cash for a couple of years (with very little of said cash benefitting Seattle).

If they settle, they gain tens of millions in cash payment from the owners, retain the name Supersonics, and earn a little reprieve from David Stern's wrath. They also would stand a much stronger chance of one day soon having a team again, probably named the Seattle Supersonics.

If they persist in their court case, I'm not sure I could think of a more clear example of cutting off your nose to spite your face.

I'm not sure how you could characterize what OKC and the owners have done as "spiteful" in any way. If you think it was done with bad intentions (it wasn't), you could call it predatory. But "spiteful," no. "Spiteful" will be what Clay and Co. do if they are forced to stay for two seasons and upon moving choose to take the Supersonics name and team records with them (on paper), and rename the team once they get here. THAT would be spiteful. And deserved.

bri
3/30/2008, 11:47 AM
Dude, if they have to wait the two years then they should keep the Sonics name. 'Cause you people can't pick names for sh*t. :D

BigRedJed
3/30/2008, 11:50 AM
Oh, we can pick 'em. It's just that T-town has such a wealth of minor league and failed major league teams in its history that all of the good ones for this region are used up. :D

bri
3/30/2008, 11:51 AM
Yard Dawgz on Line 2...

bri
3/30/2008, 11:53 AM
And our major league teams didn't fail; the leagues did.

You're just jealous 'cause John Anderson never refers to anyone as a "former Oklahoma City 89'er" during baseball highlights on SportsCenter. :D

BigRedJed
3/30/2008, 11:54 AM
Heh.

Oh, I guess I should edit my post to read "failed major-league in marginal sports and upstart rival leagues."

:P

bri
3/30/2008, 11:55 AM
Yes, it's the least you can do. I can't be the only one working to bridge the gap, dammit!

bri
3/30/2008, 11:56 AM
On a semi-related note, I really want a Tulsa Roughnecks t-shirt now.