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DJariya
07-20-08, 01:23 PM
What do you think? I like it, but it depends on how the uniforms look as well.


http://www.koco.com/sports/16925692/detail.html?rss=okl&psp=sports



OKLAHOMA CITY -- A source close to the NBA ownership group tells SportsXtra's Mark Rodgers the city's franchise, formerly known as the Seattle Supersonics, will be called the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Calls to team officials were unreturned Friday afternoon and evening. However, KOCO.com confirmed that the registrar for all of the NBA's Internet domain names reserved okcthunderbasketball.com and okcthunderbasketball.net on July 10.

CSC Corporate Domains, an offshoot of Corporation Service Company, describes itself as a domain name management company for corporations, law firms and intellectual property professionals. It is the registrar of record for nba.com and all other domains managed by NBA Media Ventures, LLC.

Over the course of the past two weeks, KOCO.com and SportsXtra have worked together to research what's called whois information on more than 200 domain names, with the focus primarily on possible nicknames such as Barons, Outlaws and Thunder. Most domain names and variations of them had been registered well before the settlement between the city of Seattle and the former Seattle Supersonics of the NBA.

Most of these domain names had been registered by individuals, people who either register domain names in quantity for the purpose of selling them or those interested in owning a piece of Oklahoma sports history on the Web.

clemente
07-20-08, 02:20 PM
Sounds like the WNBA team, not the NBA team.

Seriously, is Outlaws too un-PC for the NBA?

Arpeggi
07-20-08, 02:40 PM
Oklahoma City Bombers would have been much better.

das Monkey
07-20-08, 02:52 PM
Sounds like the WNBA team
My initial reaction too.

das

Lemdog
07-20-08, 03:04 PM
I would have named them the Tornadoes, or possibly the Bootleggers.

kmac2878
07-20-08, 05:27 PM
:scratch2:

Bacon
07-20-08, 05:40 PM
lame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
just think about the sound affects that I'm sure they'll use :wtf:

matta
07-20-08, 07:17 PM
BBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Oklahoma City Kobe Bryants. Mess wth his head.

nickdawgy
07-20-08, 09:54 PM
Oklahoma City Bombers would have been much better.

Classy.

nickdawgy
07-20-08, 09:55 PM
BBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Oklahoma City Kobe Bryants. Mess wth his head.

How about Oklahoma City Chipper Jones'

matta
07-20-08, 10:09 PM
How about Oklahoma City Chipper Jones'

If he played basketball on an opposing team, it would make sense. Kinda like if the Mets named their new stadium "The Place Specifically Designed So That Chipper Jones Hits a Homerun in Every At-Bat (sponsored by Citi)". Think about the pressure on him everytime he came to bat.

If I owned the Mets, there'd be a giant target in center that said something like "Larry, hit it here!" Every at bat there'd be huge pressure for him to hit it out there, and it would mess him up.

Then, just randomly during one game, I'd get all the fans to, instead of booing him when he came to bat, just start cheering "Chipper! Chipper!", and there'd be a centerfield jumbotron image of how good he is, and his walk up music would play. It would throw him off during that at bat, as he'd be trying to figure out what was going on.

Why don't more teams mess with the opposition like that?

Lee Harvey Oswald
07-20-08, 10:10 PM
When they have to name teams Thunder, Bobcats, and Raptors there are too many teams int he league.

matta
07-20-08, 10:14 PM
When they have to name teams Thunder, Bobcats, and Raptors there are too many teams int he league.

Do you prefer they name teams after passive birds? How about the Blue Jays, Cardinals, or Orioles?

RoyalTea
07-20-08, 10:23 PM
Do you prefer they name teams after passive birds? How about the Blue Jays, Cardinals, or Orioles?
blue jays aren't passive. they're the assholes of the avian world.

kenbuzz
07-21-08, 05:22 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder... reminds me of the Orlando Thunder of the WLAF and their optic-nerve-searing-lime-jello green jerseys:

http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/1871/bell.jpg

Jericho
07-21-08, 09:36 PM
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matta
07-21-08, 09:51 PM
I've got another good one. If I owned the Mets, for his first game in the new stadium, I'd hand out Chipper Jones masks. And right before his first at bat, I'd have the entire stadium put them on (including players) and get dead silent.

It'd be creepy as hell. I guarantee he wouldn't get on base.

mgbfan
07-22-08, 12:28 PM
Sounds like the WNBA team, not
I thought it sounded like a MLS team. I can just see their top draft pick next year. "Horray! I'm a Thunder!"

Red Dog
07-22-08, 01:44 PM
I think it sounds like a NLL team.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ab/BaltimoreThunder.gif

edclem
07-23-08, 06:01 PM
I thought it sounded like a MLS team. I can just see their top draft pick next year. "Horray! I'm a Thunder!"

Don't know about the MLS, but it is the name of the Minnesota "pro" soccer team, in the USL:

http://www.mnthunder.com/

Lee Harvey Oswald
07-23-08, 08:17 PM
I've got another good one. If I owned the Mets, for his first game in the new stadium, I'd hand out Chipper Jones masks. And right before his first at bat, I'd have the entire stadium put them on (including players) and get dead silent.

It'd be creepy as hell. I guarantee he wouldn't get on base.

What the hell are you talking about?

matta
07-23-08, 08:23 PM
What the hell are you talking about?

If I owned a professional sports team, I'd be all about doing cheesy and classless things to psych out the opposition. For instance, I'd name my OKC team the OKC Kobe Bryant. That way, when the team loses, the stats would would "Kobe Bryant lost" and when he played against my team, his scoring for the lakers would hurt Kobe Bryant.

OOHHHHH... they're professionals you say (though they're technically not)? It won't bother them, you say? B.S. On some psychological level, it will completely mess with their minds, and will impact performance.

TGM
07-23-08, 09:58 PM
Sigh. OKC Roughnecks had such a good ring to it.

dx23
07-25-08, 08:51 PM
NBA trademarks six nicknames for Oklahoma City franchise
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=txoklahomacitynickname&prov=st&type=lgns

I don't know which name is worse.

Lee Harvey Oswald
07-26-08, 07:57 PM
If I owned a professional sports team, I'd be all about doing cheesy and classless things to psych out the opposition. For instance, I'd name my OKC team the OKC Kobe Bryant. That way, when the team loses, the stats would would "Kobe Bryant lost" and when he played against my team, his scoring for the lakers would hurt Kobe Bryant.

OOHHHHH... they're professionals you say (though they're technically not)? It won't bother them, you say? B.S. On some psychological level, it will completely mess with their minds, and will impact performance.

And then the other cities would do it to your team, so it would be a push.

Lee Harvey Oswald
07-26-08, 07:59 PM
NBA trademarks six nicknames for Oklahoma City franchise
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=txoklahomacitynickname&prov=st&type=lgns

I don't know which name is worse.

I'd go with Wind. But they all suck.

matta
07-26-08, 10:03 PM
And then the other cities would do it to your team, so it would be a push.

But it would be fun and it would get the fans involved.

jomalley2001
07-26-08, 11:34 PM
Oklahoma City Bombers would have been much better.

-rolleyes- This wasn't funny the first time you said it and it isn't now.

Back on topic -OKC Outlaws would have been my choice, but I think Thunder was the best name on that lame ass list.

solipsta
07-29-08, 12:37 PM
Would someone really nickname their team "Energy"? That's horrible.

Mordred
07-29-08, 12:47 PM
Isn't "Marshalls" normally spelled with one 'l', unless referring to the clothing store?

Red Dog
07-29-08, 02:06 PM
I think it is ridiculous that they will have 'City' as part of the name. It's not like there is another city in OK that is going to have a major sports franchise.

pinata242
07-29-08, 02:13 PM
I think it is ridiculous that they will have 'City' as part of the name. It's not like there is another city in OK that is going to have a major sports franchise.
Agreed. I mean, why not try to include Tulsa in the fanbase?

RoyalTea
08-03-08, 11:48 AM
How about the Oklahoma Jokers?

or the Batmen?

Drexl
08-04-08, 01:24 AM
How about the Oklahoma Jokers?

or the Batmen?

Oklahoma Dark Knights

Ronnie Dobbs
08-07-08, 11:29 PM
What happened the Outlaws? That was my fave. The rest sound like Major League soccer names.

davidh777
08-08-08, 12:11 AM
Guess you had to watch the Sonics last year to get my suggestion (in the other thread) of the "Matadors."

fumanstan
09-03-08, 06:58 PM
Well that was uneventful.

Doctor Gonzo
09-03-08, 07:16 PM
http://www.king5.com/sports/stories/M_IMAGE.11beb4b9125.93.88.fa.d0.3efa98ba.jpg


ugly-ass logo. needs some lightning bolts.

PopcornTreeCt
09-03-08, 07:45 PM
Oklahoma City Bombers would have been much better.

When I was in middle school, for a project for school, I made up a team called the Oklahoma City Bombers. The logo was awesomely offensive.

aintnosin
09-09-08, 05:38 PM
I'd go with Wind. But they all suck.

Except for Wind. It blows.

dan30oly
09-15-08, 10:49 PM
Except for Wind. It blows.

So does Clay Bennett, so it's very appropriate (although, it is a different kinda blowing Bennett does).

solipsta
09-17-08, 07:17 PM
http://www.king5.com/sports/stories/M_IMAGE.11beb4b9125.93.88.fa.d0.3efa98ba.jpg


ugly-ass logo. needs some lightning bolts.

Sports logos are definitely not evolving in an aesthetically pleasing way. That's fugly and boring.