I really hope they don't name the team the Thunder. I used to hate the name "Twisters" but if it comes down to these 2 options, I'd definitely vote for Twisters first. Our local paper (one named the worst newspaper in America) did a contest bracketology thing and Thunder won. All that told me is don't let the public name a freaking NBA basketball team!
Regardless of the name, I'll support them and probably get used to the name. People talk about the name wouldn't end with "s", but neither does "Miami Heat" and if no one realized, last week, we had 3 days with highs of 105. The hottest place in the US for those days and we had 35% humidity, which may not seem like much, but it sucked. If you give people in Phoenix humidity in the double digits they're freaking out.
How funny would it have been Milwaukee Deer instead of the Bucks? Surely Stern & Co. can come up with a better name than Thunder (although AC/DC Thunderstruck as the opening song would kind of be cool, but it's still not enough to get over the name "Thunder")
I guarantee if they name the team "Thunder", you're going to hear about the Blunder of the Thunder.
J Allen Morris
**I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$.
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