Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Searching for a name in Oklahoma

Up in Oklahoma, they're trying to figure out a name for the new pro basketball team, for it appears almost certain that the Seattle Supersonics are going to move to the state capital of the aforementioned state located directly north of Texas.

A number of predictable names have been offered by the populace (Outlaws, Tornadoes, Thunder, Tribe, Black Gold, Drillers, Wind, and so forth) but the one that holds the most promise in our view is The Earls.

The Oklahoma Earls.

It is, of course, named after the NBC television situational comedy (or "sitcom") called, "My Name is Earl" (Thurs. nites on Ch. 2)

If you are unfamiliar with the story, the Wikipedia entry explains that lead character Earl J. Hickey is

"a petty crook with occasional run-ins with the law, whose newly won $100,000 lottery ticket is lost when he is hit by a car. While lying in his hospital bed after the accident, he develops a belief in the concept of karma when he hears about it during an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly. He decides he wants to turn his life around and makes a list of all the bad things he's ever done. After a few good deeds, his $100,000 ticket comes back to him. He sees this as a sign and, with his new lucky money, he proceeds to cross items off that list, one-by-one, by doing good deeds to atone for them."

A picture of Earl might help you with the name, too, so (see photo above right, and to the left a tad)

I wouldn't lay any bets on this happenin -- the Oklahoma basketball franchise bein called The Earls is what I mean -- but if enough people supported the idea and got word to the National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern, who's said to be an occassional reader of the Official Weblog for the Petrochemical Underarm of Texas, it might could happen.


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