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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    Should've been Barons.

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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    I don't like the name. It's too generic. Reminds me of a junior high school team rather than a professional sports franchise. Just my thoughts.

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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    should be Outlaws or Bandits with a basketball wearing a hat and bandana

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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    I also like cyclones. Could have done a swirl or something interesting.

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    I can hear it already:

    Thunder, thunder, thunder, thunder
    I was caught
    In the middle of a railroad track
    I looked round
    And I knew there was no turning back
    My mind raced
    And I thought what could I do
    And I knew
    There was no help, no help from you
    Sound of the drums
    Beating in my heart
    The thunder of guns
    Tore me apart
    You've been
    Thunderstruck

    Rode down the highway
    Broke the limit, we hit the ton
    Went through to Texas, yeah Texas, and we had some fun
    We met some girls
    Some dancers who gave a good time
    Broke all the rules
    Played all the fools
    Yeah yeah they, they, they blew our minds
    And I was shaking at the knees
    Could I come again please
    Yeah them ladies were too kind
    You've been
    Thunderstruck

    I was shaking at the knees
    Could I come again please

    Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck
    It's alright, we're doin' fine
    It's alright, we're doin' fine, fine, fine
    Thunderstruck, yeah, yeah, yeah
    Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck
    Thunderstruck, baby, baby
    Thunderstruck, you've been Thunderstruck
    Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck
    You've been Thunderstruck
    One of my favorite ACDC songs

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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    Quote Originally Posted by -primetime-
    Thunder at least has some manlyness to it....

    like the name....hate the logo
    I actually agree with this...

    The problem is not really the sound of the word "thunder," but how you can use the word in a logo. It sure as hell is not as logo friendly as Timberwolves.

    Here is the Knicks (Knickerbockers) logo evolution. The dribbling Knickerbocker was a bit corny, but might have seemed suitable at the time. However, they eventually decided to completely get rid of the historical figure logo, and even change the name- Knickerbockers to Knicks- of the team.

    This is a line drawing of their original logo (I think the colors were similar to what they use today.)- which was used from 1946-1964:


    This was the one used for about 30 years- 1964-1992 (the logo I first saw when rooting for the Knicks in the 60's):

    And this is the one most of you know:


    So the Knicks franchise shortened their name, dumped the guy, featured (enlarged) the basketball, and then came up with a more "modern" look beginning in the 1990's.

    I suppose that the Thunder can do something like this over time but you have to wonder why they did not come up with a more "user friendly" name than "Thunder," and why their original logo showed so little creativity.
    Last edited by Paladin55; 09-04-2008 at 12:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    Horrible name.

    Thunder - A loud noise that does nothing.


    Sounds like a WNBA or Minor League Baseball team.

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    they should have zeus as there maskot running around throwing thunder bolts

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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    I personally can't stand it. But, that's because I'm from Portland, and we had it first...


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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    Winnipeg Thunder

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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    One reason Thunder sounds dumb is because of how awkward it is when people refer to the teammates in a plural sense.

    Heck, even NBA.com says "Thunder are ready to roar in OKC."

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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    sounds like a made up team name from a movie or something, maybe even a minor league team name. ranks right up the stink-o meter w/ "bobcats".

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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    what about other singular names in nba: heat , magic, jazz.

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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    Quote Originally Posted by shaoyut
    this name reminds me of the wnba
    for reals

    They're named after a sound. C'mon!!! At least jazz music has different styles - and when the team was originally given the name, it had something to do with the city.

    Thunder could not be anymore generic, universal, or unspecific to Oklahoma City.

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    Default Re: Fan reaction to Oklahoma City name of Thunder

    Shoulda gone with the [Durant's] Posse.

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