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OKC Thunder: Atmosphere a thrill; debut was not

By Mr. Monday Modified: November 3, 2008 at 1:22 am •  Published: November 3, 2008

221; (Every time an announcer uses that this season they have to pay Mick Cornett five bucks)

It was a thrill to see the likes of Johan Petro taking on Andrew Bogut (not quite Magic and Bird), until about the second quarter, when Mr. Monday and the rest of the packed Ford Center realized something.

These guys aren’t very good.

Around the fourth quarter, people decided to either a.) get up and go to their cars or b.) cheer enthusiastically. Mr. Monday was in the press room wondering where the cookies were.

It’s going to be a long season, and Oklahoma City’s collective pep squad will be tested.

You see, that’s why we need a mascot before 2009.

Because if we have to keep watching Robert Swift, we may just switch over to MSNBC.

And nobody wants that to happen.

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