Rednecks really aren’t that funny
By now, all of you have seen the design of the Oklahoma Thunder t-shirts that mock the Seattle Supersonics logo on the front, with a very snide “Thank you Seattle, OKC” written on the back.
I’m a man who always likes a little sarcasm in my sports, but this shirt has gone too far I think. In fact I know it has.
I remember my first foray into the world of Yardbarker, it came on a forum right after the Sonics made their move to Oklahoma. I was arguing my point with someone, and he, out of nowhere said “Next we will take your Mariners, and Seahawks too!”
I was so angry that I had to shut my computer off. I was seriously pissed off at that comment, shaking, and ready to fight that SOB right there on the spot.
Sarcasm is one thing, but being down right mean about a city losing their franchise is completely different.
The fuel for hatred
The folks in Oklahoma City really have nothing to be proud of. Just like the American settlers, they stole what was rightfully not theirs, publicized it as their own, and are now reaping the benefits of it.
This pending championship still belongs to the city of Seattle, the fans of Seattle, and the Seattle Supersonics. Too bad many people, myself included, will not root for this monster in the dust bowl.
We all have the coffee master himself to blame for all of this, Howard Schultz. He is the man who decided to sell our team to a pack of greedy inbreds in Oklahoma instead of trying to figure out a new stadium deal in Seattle.
And here I thought that entrepreneurial millionaires got that way by not folding when the going got tough.
Oh well, the past is the past, and now we have the fortune of looking forward to a new building in town, and the hopes of bringing our beloved Sonics back one day. No thanks to Mr. Shultz.
The shirts, which have been around since the inception of the Thunder, first made national headlines on Monday with a series of Tweets about the impending death threats from them. Here is a list of the Tweets.
I guess the only good thing about the shirts is that the people in Oklahoma City didn’t try to take credit for the Space Needle too, they left that part of our logo out of the t-shirt design.
The company, who I will not mention as they do not deserve any of my promotion for them, pulled the shirts after the death threats, and national attention of them.
The death threats, though probably not sincere, were well justified in my book. Slander is no joke. I guess I am just as guilty of it by calling all Oklahomans rednecks, and inbreds, when in fact I know that number is only 57%.
But anyways, I do hope that Clay Bennett burns in hell for this stunt that he pulled with our Sonics. And better yet, I hope that the way he gets there is when they are hanging the championship banner in the rafters, and his crane falls right on top of him.
Talk about poetic justice.