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DenButsu
07-25-2008, 08:11 PM
I think there was some mention of WNBA names in another thread? :rolleyes:

Barons, Bison, Energy, Marshalls, Thunder and Wind



OKLAHOMA CITY -- The NBA has filed for trademark rights to six nicknames for the league's new Oklahoma City franchise: Barons, Bison, Energy, Marshalls, Thunder and Wind.

An attorney for the league made the filing Monday with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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

The filing is listed on the patent office's website.

The NBA and the team have refused to discuss possible new names for the team formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics ahead of an official announcement, which has not yet been scheduled. cbs (http://www.sportsline.com/nba/story/10909310/rss)


I just hope they surprise everybody who's expecting them to be Thunder and come out and name them Wind, so we can make jokes about "breaking the Wind".

Max Power
07-25-2008, 08:14 PM
Or "the Wind blows"

those are some pretty weak choices.

DenButsu
07-25-2008, 08:18 PM
Or "the Wind blows"

those are some pretty weak choices.

Yeah, I'm sure this forum could do better.

Maybe in late August or so when the offseason is getting really slow and boring we could have a "best new team name game" or something just to pass some time. I best we'd come up with 6 names that were all better than the 6 they copyrighted.

saucy1
07-25-2008, 08:57 PM
they all blow what young urban kid grows up wanting 2 be a marshal ,they should be the outlaws and be the raiders of the nba

saucy1
07-25-2008, 08:59 PM
they all blow what young urban kid grows up wanting 2 be a marshal ,they should be the outlaws and be the raiders of the nba or the magnum xls

yboord028
07-25-2008, 09:00 PM
Wind, :laugh:. what are they going to blow you away (pun intended).

Barons and Bison are probably the best IMO.

CowboysKB24
07-25-2008, 09:02 PM
That is very cool!

PostYourEyes
07-25-2008, 09:19 PM
i was hoping that they would go with flood, but they didnt

MiaBeastley
07-25-2008, 09:31 PM
Energy wats there mascot gonna b a AAA battery

MoJay
07-25-2008, 09:44 PM
Energy wats there mascot gonna b a AAA battery

:laugh2: I'd make them my 2nd fav. if they did that

KG#1
07-25-2008, 09:48 PM
energy sounds like a wnba team

Master Mind
07-25-2008, 10:01 PM
Bisons is the best name out of those choices...But Outlaws is by far better than all of those..

still1ballin
07-25-2008, 10:09 PM
Energy wats there mascot gonna b a AAA battery

You mean the pink energizer bunny?

aWiLL 20
07-25-2008, 10:16 PM
wow. what clowns came up with these choices? lol
The wind blows.
If you play for a team called the "barons", you are undoubtedbly QUEER.
Energy? Their logo could be "E=MC^2". LAME
Bisons? Isn't that a fat animal that indians killed?
Marshalls? What's next? OKC Kohl's...or maybe OKC Ross...lets be original here
Thunder. Maybe the only legit name to choose from

SAVAGE CLAW
07-25-2008, 10:18 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3505617

Wich is your favourite?.

Mine is Wind, but i hate how they stole an historic team from Seattle.

daleja424
07-25-2008, 10:18 PM
these names are lame!

still1ballin
07-25-2008, 10:27 PM
gotta go with thundercats

NBAkYD
07-25-2008, 10:30 PM
Thudercats sucks and its not an option. I went with barons, but like them all except for Energy

still1ballin
07-25-2008, 10:34 PM
Thudercats sucks and its not an option. I went with barons, but like them all except for Energy

what is similar to thundercats?....thunder?.....i was just being sarcastic

lakers4sho
07-25-2008, 10:37 PM
LMAO at Bison. Are they running out of ideas? Might as well name them Sterns or Bennets...

daleja424
07-25-2008, 10:38 PM
These names really arent very good... what about the Oklahoma City Twisters? ehhh...it might be weak... but so are these

djeller1139
07-25-2008, 10:41 PM
These are some weak names. The Oklahoma City Energy? The Bison? The Barons? The WIND?! Thunder is definately the best out of this group but all f these are pretty crappy names.

lakersrock
07-25-2008, 10:56 PM
If you knew anything about Oklahoma, you'd know why Bison was a choice. :rolleyes: That said, the Wind is absolutely horrible. I'm still #1 Thunder and #2 Barons.

black1605
07-25-2008, 10:59 PM
i like Thunder

wind and energy sound like WNBA teams to me

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
07-25-2008, 11:02 PM
Marshalls is different but I like either Thunder or Barons. Barons and Marshalls are kind of "old schoolish" while Thunder sounds like a MLS team or AFL team name.

TheHeat3
07-25-2008, 11:04 PM
man these are all really weak...i still say the Oklahoma City Durants rolls right off the tongue :D

Master Mind
07-25-2008, 11:05 PM
Why isn't Outlaws an option?

UndecideD
07-25-2008, 11:07 PM
The other names mentioned make Thunder sound good lmao. all these names suck

ink
07-25-2008, 11:07 PM
Everything about this franchise turns my stomach. It's a hijacked franchise.

PhillyLuver
07-25-2008, 11:09 PM
Outlaws would be the best, but I guess Thunder is alright

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
07-25-2008, 11:12 PM
Outlaws would be the best, but I guess Thunder is alright

I like Outlaws..

Phann
07-25-2008, 11:14 PM
Barons is the best one there.

010957
07-25-2008, 11:44 PM
There are so many better names, and so many ******* ones here. How about Oklahoma TitANS, OR raiders, i like outlaws, better than the ones up here.

DenButsu
07-25-2008, 11:45 PM
If you knew anything about Oklahoma, you'd know why Bison was a choice.

Nobody knows anything about Oklahoma.


:p



Actually, of these six names, I think Barons is the best because it's the most honest.

As in "robber barons".

As in "we stole our team".

sp1derm00
07-25-2008, 11:45 PM
Name them something like the Sonicboom... at least we can still call them the Sonics.

DenButsu
07-25-2008, 11:54 PM
Name them something like the Sonicboom... at least we can still call them the Sonics.

The only thing good about this name change is that we can never, ever, never call this team the Sonics.

That was Seattle's team.

SAVAGE CLAW
07-26-2008, 12:22 AM
why dont just simple put the logo upside down and call them the Scinosrepus .


Go Bizarro!!!!!

Bizarro#1

jtrinaldi
07-26-2008, 12:31 AM
Anyone like this

Oklahoma City Bombers if you dont get it thats sad

DenButsu
07-26-2008, 01:29 AM
Anyone like this

Oklahoma City Bombers if you dont get it thats sad

I get it - but it's your "joke" itself that's sad. :yawn:

lakersrock
07-26-2008, 01:56 AM
Everything about this franchise turns my stomach. It's a hijacked franchise.

Who held a gun to Shultz's head and said sell the team?


Nobody knows anything about Oklahoma.


:p



Actually, of these six names, I think Barons is the best because it's the most honest.

As in "robber barons".

As in "we stole our team".

Stole....bought....same thing. :rolleyes:

ripjhb18
07-26-2008, 02:16 AM
take the titans old name

oklahoma city oilers

thunder is better than the rest

I still think outlaws is by far better than anything else

thesparky33
07-26-2008, 03:07 AM
Barons or Marshalls sound the best 2 choices out of the 6 to me. Thunder is okay, but it just sounds too generic to me...

You could make a really cool logo with Barons...

http://www.doughmaker1.com/images/redbaronlogo.jpg

:p

Hellcrooner
07-26-2008, 03:17 AM
Picked energy cause it had 0 votes.


How about Rednecks?

jtrinaldi
07-26-2008, 08:48 AM
LOL Thats what a team would be called if it was up in northeren WI so many of them go to bar get drunk and cant find there way back

_Sn1P3r_
07-26-2008, 11:52 AM
Barons is the best in that list IMO.

chicagowhitesox
07-26-2008, 06:16 PM
The NBA has narrowed the choices for the new Oklahoma City team nickname down to 6; Barons, Bison, Energy, Marshalls, Thunder and Wind. I personally think they should go with Thunder. Wind is just terrible, and Energy sounds like a D-League or WNBA team. Which do you like best?

Here's the link:
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AmBqVg0c0eq2JJl5LQ61euG8vLYF?slug=ap-oklahoma-nba&prov=ap&type=lgns

hyp21
07-26-2008, 06:39 PM
Yeah, out of those six, thunder is best. I like marshalls cause it does sound pretty fitting, however, that would kind of remind me of a minor league baseball team and the logo would probably be horrendus.

Yogi
07-26-2008, 06:43 PM
Bisons, I played on a team called that once.

ackar
07-26-2008, 07:22 PM
Days of Thunder
WcW Thunder

SAVAGE CLAW
07-26-2008, 11:56 PM
I hope they pick the most horrendous one, since they stole the team from Seattle they deserve an awful name.

King Koopa
07-27-2008, 12:15 AM
The OKC ThunderCats.

Goon.Weezy
07-27-2008, 12:20 AM
it shud be OKC PUNDAIZ

cahawk
07-27-2008, 03:22 AM
Why not just call them the Loser's...
everyone else will.

GS_DOUBLE_U's
07-27-2008, 04:56 AM
all sports teams that have these single word spellings suck the biggest ***** in my O! like the thunder, the wind energy plus all wnba teams don't have plural I hate that **** its so limprist!!! the only name nonplural that is cool is the heat! I'm also feelin the outlaws name. but would never happen " image" look how they changed the tight *** bullets nickname to the wizards? limprist!!!

spurhead
07-27-2008, 05:52 AM
they can blow me away ;) hahaha
why not jus name it queers
wow all the names are gay anyways lol

Yogi
07-27-2008, 08:35 AM
I still like "Bombers".

Raidaz4Life
07-27-2008, 10:33 AM
I still like "Bombers".

Lmao that is awful!


But I like the Marshals seems to fit them

Hellcrooner
07-27-2008, 11:41 AM
misfits, because nobady likes them outside ok