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mchicken is dejected.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:49 pm    Post subject: Seattle SuperSonics Reply with quote

So, the NBA colluded with some very evil people from Oklahoma City to buy the Seattle SuperSonics and move them to Oklahoma City. For reasons passing understanding, they're leaving a major market and city they won a championship in for some shitty midwestern town that can't support a team.

The one good thing about this would have been to pick a new, good name. However, instead of doing that, they registered the following six possibilities for trademarking today:

Barons, Bison, Energy, Marshalls, Thunder and Wind.

Not only did they misspell Marshals, but they picked probably the worst 6 names possible that weren't already taken by WNBA teams.

Hopefully they trade for Baron Davis:



and go with the Oklahoma City Barons.

Edit: Found two unfortunate jokes on the subject..

"Marshalls? Sounds like a plan...."

and

"Bison: The tradition of the bison could not be mightier. Nevertheless, it is a reality that in 2008 rich white men cannot be seen to be sending a predominantly black group of employees into the workplace with the word "bison" across their chest. No way that happens."
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea what any of this means.
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mchicken is dejected.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
I have no idea what any of this means.


Was mostly talking to Vernon. And the picture is pretty good.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I lived in Seattle, I would be pissed.

The wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_SuperSonics_relocation_to_Oklahoma_City makes it look like a lot of people aren't happy with this shit, and I feel their pain.

The Oklahoma Energy? The Oklahoma Thunder? Really? Can't you pay people with marketing degrees and focus groups to come up with something better?

Wikipedia [emphasis mine] wrote:
The team agreed to release the SuperSonics' name, logo, and colors to a possible future NBA club in Seattle, but retained rights to its franchise history. The records, awards, and accomplishments of the pre-2008 SuperSonics will be "shared" between Oklahoma City and any future Seattle team.


That's a pretty mixed bag... ouch.

Guess that Oklahoma for ya.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turns out they picked Thunder, today.



That is a fucking terrible logo.
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