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#1 BringDFishBack

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 02:25 PM

The NBA filed for trademark rights to six nicknames for Oklahoma City’s franchise on Monday – Barons, Bison, Energy, Marshalls, Thunder and Wind, according to the United States Patent and Trademark office.

There is more evidence Thunder could be the nickname. A search of Whois reveals the domain name Thunder.com was created for Thunder.Net Communications, based in California, in July of 1994 but the domain name rights expires on July 26 (Sunday).

It’s not known whether the NBA or owner Clay Bennett have held discussions with Thunder.Net Communications.

KOCO-TV has reported that "according to a source close to the ownership group," the name will be Thunder.

Thunder was the winner of a fan vote on NewsOK.com

“The NBA will not have a comment on this until a nickname is selected,” said Tim Frank, NBA senior director of basketball communications.

When asked if the Charlotte Bobcats or other teams went through a similar process, submitting as many six nicknames, Frank said: “Right now we won’t get into any specifics about the process.

“When we have a name the Oklahoma City team will announce it. The process is ongoing. We’re not going to get into specifics until it’s time to reveal the name.”

One theory is Oklahoma City must choose a nickname soon before the NBA announces the 2008-2009 schedule, which traditionally is released the first week in August.

“That’s a flawed theory,” Frank said. “The schedule is not done. We’re not holding up the schedule because of the nickname.”


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Posted July 25, 2008 - 02:42 PM

BARON!!!

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 02:55 PM

I thought they decided on Thunder a while ago. Well it's good to hear they're still thinking about other names because I don't like Thunder that much.
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Posted July 25, 2008 - 03:09 PM

Where's the Oklahoma Douchebags? ;)

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 03:09 PM

^^^
yeah i thought they decided on Thunders(crappy name)

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 07:10 PM

yesss!!!

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#7 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 08:11 PM

Best part?

"Marshal is usually spelled with one l. It's not clear why the league used a variant spelling."

My vote, though, is either Bison or Douchebags.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 08:42 PM

Where's the Oklahoma Douchebags? :yawn:


Yeah, I was reeeeeeally hoping for Douchebags. :rock:

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 10:48 PM

Isn't it going to be Thunder?

Thundercats had to be the most hilarious name ever though -- from the Orlando webcast crew.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 10:54 PM

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Posted July 26, 2008 - 12:30 AM

Energy, Thunder, and Wind are horrible names. It's better off if they ended the team name with an 's' rather than having it seem like a singular noun. (I mean come on Oklahoma City ENERGY?)

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Posted July 26, 2008 - 08:28 PM

OKC Farmers

OKC winds lmao

OKC mustangs are better

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Posted July 26, 2008 - 08:51 PM

Oklahoma City Wind. Sounds like the result of bad mexican food not an NBA team.

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Posted July 27, 2008 - 12:16 AM

Barons sounds the best and fits well. Rest sound like WNBA names.

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Posted July 27, 2008 - 03:49 AM

Barons, Barons, Barons. I don't know what person in their right mind would consider naming an NBA franchise the "Wind" or "Energy". Barons fits well and it rolls off the tongue at the same time. Use it.
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Posted July 27, 2008 - 08:47 AM

My 9 year-old cousin could have thought of a better name than these... Like the Oklahoma Salt and Pepper Shakers.

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Posted July 27, 2008 - 08:55 AM

Thunder sounds like a d league name (but they do have a d league team)

Winds sounds like a WNBA name

Energy and bison are just weird!!!

so between marshall and baron its going to be baron just because it suits OKC

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