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Thunder: What do you think about Thunder Alley changes?

by Jenni Carlson Published: May 24, 2012
at Love's Thunder Alley, Monday, April 30, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman
at Love's Thunder Alley, Monday, April 30, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman

Thunder Alley will continue outside The Peake.

But the watch party is no more.

After the shootings that followed Monday night’s Thunder victory against the Lakers, team officials have decided to continue Thunder Alley’s pregame festivities but to shut it down once the game begins. It’s better than suspending Thunder Alley completely, I suppose, but it’s pretty clear than a vast majority of the people who have packed Reno Avenue outside the arena during the playoffs have done so because they could watch the game there.

So, what do you think of the change, Thunder fans?

I want to hear from you.

Are you sad to see the watch party go? Or do you think it’s the right move?

Has something civic and cool been lost? Or had the event become too big?

Let me know what you think.

And hey, if you went to Thunder Alley to watch any of the playoff games, I’d really love to hear your story. Why did you go? What was it like?

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by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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