Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Thunder Way

If you're like me, you've heard lots of talk about the "Thunder Way". Our organization wants to win, but only if we win the Thunder Way. Winning any other way would be a complete waste of time. So what is the Thunder way? I have no earthly idea.

I know it involves Desmond Mason. I know it involves buzzwords like "character" and "hard work". Um, I know it involves dumping guys with character issues like devout Christian and small-town-everyman Luke Ridnour. And something about defense. I'm told Coach PJ preaches defense now. I guess defense-day must have been canceled for some reason last year in Seattle, because we gave up like 106.3 per game, but evidently this year he remembered. Great news.

After all, me and Presti come from the land of tough D and low ratings: San Antonio. This is great news for fans--we'll be like watching the slow-it-down, grind-it-out Spurs except without all the winning. We'll be like a cellar-dwelling, expansion San Antonio with ridiculous uniforms and no inside presence. Someone tell me why ESPN isn't televising all of our games.

But crafting a entirely new identity out of thin air is hard. Sometimes you've just got to go out there and steal some shit. Like your team, for instance. And now Warriors bloggers are all mad because we killed off their mascot (due to our "staggering lack of originality") and more or less ripped off their color scheme. Whatever. Get used to it. Here's my boy Berry Tramel on what should be on the front of our jerseys:

"I don't mind Oklahoma City, at least in the first few years of the franchise while the name gets established in the league. Eventually, OKC or, even better, "The City," would be fantastic."


What's up now Golden State? I'm telling you, originality is hard. Just ask the pride of the Oklahoman Jenni Carlson (yes, that Jenni Carlson):






Right. So maybe that's what happens when your entire culture is built upon trying to think up ways to rationalize theft, cronyism and extortion. It's the Thunder Way, bitches!

4 comments:

f prevett said...

Quote from the post:

"I don't mind Oklahoma City, at least in the first few years of the franchise while the name gets established in the league. Eventually, OKC or, even better, "The City," would be fantastic."

DON'T ENCOURAGE THEM!!!!

Slade the dull blade said...

Another very lame blog entry....at least you're consistent.

To update our numbers from last week...UW is now 0-6, WSU is now 1-7, the sucky Seahawks are 1-5 and firmly establishing themselves as the worst team in the NFL. The Mariners ARE the worst team in MLB and the Sonics bailed for greener pastures.

NOTHING SCREAMS SUCK LIKE WASHINGTON SPORTS!!!!!

Samuel said...

The McClendon Margin Calls (Bill Simmons' new nickname for the Team Formerly Known as the Sonics) will leave OKC by 2015. Bank on it.

PS - Steve Ballmer is now 10X richer than the entire OKC ownership group.

Anonymous said...

OKC better not dare steal "The City" logo from Golden State, or we'll send some gangstas from Oakland to your town!

Go Warriors! Oh, and yes "Free Collison" to the Warriors. We'll swap our knucklehead, Jackson, for him. Un-captain Jack will fit right in with the Thunder owners.