Saturday, July 26, 2008

FBO: 'FBO Warning to OKC NBA Team'

Oklahoma has landed, aka stolen, its first major-league team of a major sport by buying and removing a once-champion Seattle Sonics. Most sports fans lament such moves when it happens -- Quebec City, Cleveland, Baltimore, Winnipeg -- but happily look the other way when their town benefits from it.

The FBO has reserved a neutral stance on whether the OKC NBA team should be supported or not, but cannot stand silent at some -- if not all -- of the names the franchise is considering.

As of this week, the team has registered six potential names:

OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS
OKLAHOMA CITY BISON
OKLAHOMA CITY ENERGY
OKLAHOMA CITY MARSHALLS (sic)
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
OKLAHOMA CITY WIND


FBO Verdict
: If Oklahoma City names itself for a noun that can't be counted -- ie Energy, Thunder or Wind -- the FBO will ban the team and actively campaign for sports fans to boycott games.

Preferred Name: Not a lot to work with on this list. Most feel a little like minor-league baseball team names. Probably Bison is best.


FBO Admin
Mobile/Semi-Permanent HQ -- Brooklyn, NY

5 comments:

eric said...

i will actively boycott with you by not attending, watching or even mentioning a single OKC blank event.

Bronc said...

I'm pretty sure they settled on Thunder..

THE FBO said...

Better names:

Oklahoma City Tulsans
Oklahoma City Basketball Club
Oklahoma City Okies
Oklahoma City Players
Oklahoma City Pioneer Women
The Oklahoma City Downtown (use 'Downtown' song as theme)

Thunder is just terrible.

WASKA_THE_ROCKER said...

Maybe they'll pick Bison and the team will relocate to Buffalo in a few years.

Michele said...

Good work FBO. I support both stance and philosophy for getting there.

Player from Team 1: So hey. What are you?

Player from OKC: I'm a Thunder.

[manure falls on head]