Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hey look, we're in the paper! The NY Times Magazine, no less.

Get a load of this. (For those not in the know, Oklahoma City is the location of Oklahoma's only professional sports franchise, the newly transplanted Seattle SuperSonics, now known as the Thunder - probably not on the radar of most NBA fans.)


Here is a highlight:

With Seattle on a roll — it’s home to Microsoft, Amazon.com, Starbucks, Costco, Nordstrom — it is difficult to fathom why any team (or business, for that matter) would leave the city and its famous quality of life for a metropolitan area one-third its size. And why Oklahoma City? Even in its own state, Tulsa would seem to have greater national prospects, with its rolling hills, mansion-filled neighborhoods and cultural accouterments of a serious place, as opposed to flat, brown, insular Oklahoma City, where unseemly oil wells blight even the Capitol grounds.


Ok, fine. It ends up being somewhat fair in the end. And, it was the best written piece about Oklahoma I've seen in a long, long time since we're usually stuck with The Oklahoman. In any case, I gotta find me some tickets.

4 comments:

Clark Matthews said...

Didn't you leave some metropolitan area to come back to what Sarah Palin would call the "real America"? From that unique perspective, maybe you could comment on whether the team-formerly-known-as-the-Sonics made a mistake.

Michael5000 said...

I like Tulsa because the architecture at Oral Roberts U. is so stylin'.

Step Right Up said...

It's official. OKC is officially big time now what with the NBA team and a write up in the NY Times.

blythe said...

Western Mass was hardly metropolitan. It just thought it was. No way have they made a mistake! As soon as the Sooners start sucking again, we'll be all over that thunder shit.

Stylin' is right. Gigantic creepy praying gold Jesus hands.

Damn right we are! #4 and #7 BCS ranked football teams. #21 in teen pregnancies! We're on the road to success!