walking down babylon street

April 15, 2008 at 4:18 am | Posted in basketball | Leave a comment

so the seattle supersonics are moving to oklahoma city. it’s not official, but that’s what everyone is saying. what does a franchise moving to a new city mean for a sports fan? well, unless you live in or around either of the cities involved in the move, it probably means nothing. I mean, we just watch basketball on tv, right? as far as i know, the games are played on the moon. (that reminds me, fight hopes the future of sports – the moon future of sports – will have adjustable gravity levels. imagine that slam dunk contest.) but that’s not the point.

here’s the point: are the sonics going to change their name (and/or colors) when they get to oklahoma city? if so, to what?

here are some suggestions:

the oklahoma city bombers

the oklahoma city dust bowlers

oklahoma!

the oklahoma city land grabbers

i think each of these is an impossibility. the families and friends of the victims of the oklahoma city bombing would probably find the bombers to be insensitive. but you can argue that the bombers refer to jump shooters while still retaining a trace of the supersonic name.

and these basketball players are my favorite basketball players:

allen iverson, rajon rondo, tj ford, jr smith, ronnie brewer, josh smith, gerald wallace, lamar odom, rasheed wallace, gerald green and thaddeus young.

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