What are we going to do with these Thunder? Just like the sports gods to throw us a big fastball of irony this fall in Oklahoma, with one of the greatest seasons in OSU football history be-bopping along while the hugest game in the history of human civilization (at least for this week) looms in Norman between OU and Tech. Meanwhile, the Thunder crisscross the country seeing how many time zones it could lose in and at the same time confusing Mr. Monday’s grammatical skills. The buzz around the coffee shop is how much longer we can put up with this losing business. Mr. Monday keeps saying that Oklahoma City will be in this for the long haul, that there wouldn’t be any grumbling about the fact the team has about as many 3-point shooters as a British cricket team. Of course, Mr. Monday thought no one would get tired of singing the Macarena in 1995, but who’s counting? So what kind of spectacular coping mechanisms does Mr. Monday have for all of the Oklahoma City fans ready to jump headfirst into their Yard Dawgz schedule before we even get to the NBA All-Star Game? Here are some suggestions, straight from Mr. Monday’s dog-eared copy of The Best of Dr. Joyce Brothers: →Create a fantasy team with no members of the Thunder. Talk about an exciting night at the Ford Center. If you have Chris Paul and David West this week, you’ve got a reason to cheer. →Play Where’s Waldo in Oklahoma City with Robert Swift. Really, he’s a multi-tattooed, red-haired giant, so how hard can he be to find? Spread out around town. First one to find him wins! →Start scouting the 2009 draft class. Save up a few bucks and send Ricky Rubio a ticket to ride on the Bricktown Canal. If that doesn’t convince the hotshot Spaniard that Oklahoma City has arrived on the world stage, what will? →Work on your 3-point shot. Heck, get your kids to work on theirs. By the time they have it figured out, the NBA might have reworked its early entry rule. And, perhaps, the Thunder will have won a game. But don’t give up hope.