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insidehoops 09-03-2008 06:29 PM

Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
Let's start this discussion again, now that it's official.

The Oklahoma City Thunder.

Think about the name for a bit. Stare at it on the screen. Say it aloud a bunch of times. Let it sink in.

And now, what do you think of it and why?

yobore 09-03-2008 06:30 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
don't like it now but they're always like that at first. over time it seems normal and you don't think about it twice

Godfather 09-03-2008 06:31 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by insidehoops
Let's start this discussion again, now that it's official.

The Oklahoma City Thunder.

Think about the name for a bit. Stare at it on the screen. Say it aloud a bunch of times. Let it sink in.

And now, what do you think of it and why?


This name is an epic fail...No matter how many times I say it out loud, I think WNBA basketball.

-primetime- 09-03-2008 06:50 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Godfather
This name is an epic fail...No matter how many times I say it out loud, I think WNBA basketball.

why?

think about other names in the NBA

like the Wizards

Super Sonics

Jazz

those names reak of "gay"



Thunder at least has some manlyness to it....

like the name....hate the logo

brwnman 09-03-2008 06:53 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
Well they add themselves to the annual quiz of: name the teams that don't end in a "s." As for the name, it was leaked for several months now and I am not too fond of it, but it's not bad either...

stewen12 09-03-2008 06:55 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
Thunder sucks. Outlaws would be sick



even this would be sick

Sonic R 09-03-2008 06:56 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Godfather
This name is an epic fail...No matter how many times I say it out loud, I think WNBA basketball.


I get the same feel from it…

I said it a bunch of times, wrote it down on paper, said it aloud… sounds like a womans club. Maybe its the way the acronym sounds… OKC (as pronounced: ō-ˈkā sē).

Say it in a sentence:

"Ok, see thunder?"

:lol

fiddy 09-03-2008 07:01 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
I really hoped for Barons.

NastaMaverick 09-03-2008 07:06 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
Not bad....Whats their mascot gonna be? A damn cloud?

shadow 09-03-2008 07:17 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
I thought WNBA too for some odd reason.
I dunno Sparks, Shock, Thunder all seems to fall in line.

I think thought Yobore hit the nail on the head. It won't matter over time and will seem natural.

ForceOfNature 09-03-2008 07:20 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
Really sucks, when you consider what could have been...

Oklahoma City Outlaws
Oklahoma City Bandits
Oklahoma Oilers
Oklahoma City Greed

But compared to Wind, Energy, Rain, Sun, Sleet, and Hail... it's a good name.

Rekindled 09-03-2008 07:35 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceOfNature
Really sucks, when you consider what could have been...

Oklahoma City Outlaws
Oklahoma City Bandits
Oklahoma Oilers
Oklahoma City Greed

But compared to Wind, Energy, Rain, Sun, Sleet, and Hail... it's a good name.


lol?

shaoyut 09-03-2008 07:59 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
this name reminds me of the wnba

Sonic R 09-03-2008 08:05 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shadow
I think thought Yobore hit the nail on the head. It won't matter over time and will seem natural.


Maybe for most…

I am that guy that struggles to accept the current name of the Washington franchise. I still refer to them as the Bullets in conversation.

RainierBeachPoet 09-03-2008 08:13 PM

Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fiddy
I really hoped for Barons.


there is too close of a connotation with oil "robber barons" of yesteryear-- plus the fact they essentially stole the sonics from us


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