Found March 23, 2013 on Thunder The Influence:
As a native Oklahoma and lover of basketball, it's truly amazing for me personally that Oklahoma's first major league sports team was an NBA franchise. I am not one of the kids who was raised on Larry Bird or Michael Jordan. No, I fell in love with the game watching Tim Duncan and Allen Iverson. So as a younger basketball fan, I do not try to act like I know anymore than the next guy. However, I have been the given opportunity to blog and cover the Oklahoma City Thunder on the Bloguin Network. "Thunder the influence" was a phrase I came up with a few years ago, and as fate would have it, I was finally able to put it to use as the name of Bloguin's new Thunder site. It's really a fitting name for this fanbase. The fine people of Oklahoma City and the rest of the Sooner State truly are Thunderstruck. They love this team like they've had them forever, and the standard of success set by OU and (more recently) OSU football has already its way to Chesapeake Energy Arena. The fans expect excellence, and how could they not? The Thunder has risen from league bottom feeders to fan favorites overnight and have one of the most likeable and marketable guys in the league. With that in mind, I will try to set the bar high my own blogging. I try to be as objective as possible, and tell it like it is. You will see a lot of my opinions come out, and trust me when I say I am very opinionated. I hope you'll stick around for more, and Thunder Up!
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