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To hit 50 games, we gotta win at a 70% clip from here on out. If Russ and KD return very quickly, that's doable.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 11.24.14

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@AIaska 

It's the soup of the day.

Mmmmm, that sounds good. I'll have that. 

4 days, 5 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 11.21.14

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My dream scenario:

Russ/Reggie/KD/Serge/Adams
PJIII/Morrow/Roberson/Nick/Perk

Reggie just wants to be a starter. That keeps him happy. And quite honestly, that's our best starting lineup anyways. It would be awesome to not start games in a huge hole.

And while PJIII bringing the ball up is unconventional, he can do it. I actually think that's a great mix of offense and defense on the bench as well.

1 week, 5 days ago on Thursday Bolts – 11.13.14

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@Butterfingers 

I have him in my FanDuel lineup tonight, so I hope so. Super cheap buy, but I'm hoping he pays off. 

2 weeks ago on Thunder Player Power Rankings: Formula won

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So "Up The Thunder" added me to their roster of writers. We did a roundtable discussion thingy yesterday. If you're bored and wanna read something until the Pregame Primer posts, check it out. Or not, that's cool too. 


https://medium.com/@UpTheThunder/round-table-monday-67fbe19e6a09

3 weeks ago on Durant says he can make an impact on DC from OKC

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@Jooseppi @DaPoint

Perk for 30??

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Perry Jones fractures the Nuggets, 102-91

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@DaPoint

And we'll have Reggie. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Perry Jones fractures the Nuggets, 102-91

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Odds we beat Brooklyn on Monday night?

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Perry Jones fractures the Nuggets, 102-91

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I'm legitimately confused as to what our rotation looks like when everyone is healthy. 

Russ/Roberson/KD/Serge/Adams

Reggie/Morrow/PJIII/Nick/Perk

No Lamb? What spot would he possibly take?

(But by the way, that bench right there is better than the starting team tonight. That's... pretty awesome.)

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Perry Jones fractures the Nuggets, 102-91

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@King of Carrot Flowers the third

Like who? I honestly don't know. I hope you're right. I would love that. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Phantom sadness

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@S4TISF4CTION

I think he's saying what he's said for the past year: he wants to be a starter. I think that's all he cares about. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Phantom sadness

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Reggie is putting Presti in an impossible situation. We can't trade him because we absolutely need him if we have any hopes of keeping afloat while KD and Russ are out. But if he hits free agency, we either pay through the nose or lose him for absolutely nothing. 

Here's hoping we pay through the nose. I think the team as currently constructed (if healthy) wins championships.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Phantom sadness

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If anyone is selling their tickets tomorrow for super cheap (loud city), please hit me up at brahbar@cox.net. I have tickets but I wanna treat my sister and her husband. Thanks!

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Friday Bolts – 10.31.14

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I've seen the docs and I'm torn too. After watching the docs, I was convinced they were innocent. But after reading more into it, the docs left out any facts that made them look bad. Damien Echols did a lot of messed up stuff before those murders. Not saying he killed those kids, but there was reason to suspect him. At least more than the docs would lead you to believe.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Thunder lose in more ways than one to the Clippers, 93-90

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Now take our Telfair and slot reggie in there. Not horrible.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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Our schedule is actually pretty soft for the next month. A starting lineup of Reggie, Roberson, PJIII, Serge and Adams might be able to eke out a 50/50 month.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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@Tvaddic 

Every reply Tweet should just be "duh". 

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Practice Report: Two new injuries and Perk talking role

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@King of Carrot Flowers the third 

That's what I was thinking too. Thanks man, appreciate the feedback. 

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Practice Report: Two new injuries and Perk talking role

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@King of Carrot Flowers the third 

Thanks for looking into them. He told me that they started at the end of last season and then just relaunched their website last week. The thing is, they've picked up like 5,000 followers on Twitter. So it could be good for my exposure. I'll still do Thunderbloggin, but also contribute to theirs. 

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Practice Report: Two new injuries and Perk talking role

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@propsizzle @_justin 

If so, I doubt he would reveal himself. 

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Practice Report: Two new injuries and Perk talking role

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Do any of you know anything about the Up The Thunder blog? They read my stuff on Thunderbloggin and contacted me about joining them. Any thoughts? Thanks for the info, internet basketball friends.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Practice Report: Two new injuries and Perk talking role

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Russ/Reggie/Roberson/Serge/Adams isn't a bad starting lineup.

But that bench. And that spacing.

1 month ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank

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In all seriousness, Adams may make the Harden trade not so one sided. This is exciting, preseason or not.

1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.14.14

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@Lambaaaaaa 

In that case, I would like to make a donation to your Thunder polo pledge drive. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 10.2.14

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@Lambaaaaaa 

I think the better question is... why do you want a Thunder polo? 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 10.2.14

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@Marko (Lacoste baby) 

Reggie wouldn't mind. He knows Adams is a Hall of Famer. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 10.2.14

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So the new thing is gonna be getting ticked at every player ranked about Adams that we disagree with, right?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 10.2.14

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@Durants Shimmy 

If he is anything below #1, I am going to be completely disappointed now. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.1.14

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@Barry Amenema 

Haha. I posted this on Facebook and my favorite reply was my buddy who said, "I thought you were in quicksand."

2 months, 1 week ago on Friday Bolts – 9.19.14

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Long time no talk, internet Thunder friends!

But I'm back with a cool story.

My birthday was Wednesday (I forgot to look and see if TC wished me a happy birthday!), and I went to the fair with my girlfriend Misti. Well, after finding an empty table at which to eat our Indian Taco, I got up to use the bathroom. When I got back, Mitch McGary had accidentally stolen me and Misti's food table. When I got there, he was super apologetic and offered to give it back to me. I told him I would forgive him if he took a pic with me as a payment for our table. He wished me a happy birthday, told me I had a nice shirt and then he and his friendly entourage of about five asked Misti where to get an Indian Taco. Super cool dude and a super cool birthday memory.

To avoid confusion, I'm the one on the right.



2 months, 1 week ago on Friday Bolts – 9.19.14

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McGary, Collison, Serge can all play center for spells.

3 months ago on Video: Serge Ibaka blocks and rocks

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@Devine Mortal 

Wait, what? Why?

3 months ago on Thursday Bolts – 8.21.14

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@Crow 

Linklater is great. Love the "Before" franchise and, of course, Dazed and Confused. I really think you'll love Boyhood. Even though I didn't grow up in the era this kid did, it still feels incredibly nostalgic and personal because of all the universal moments we all share growing up, regardless of era, race or background. And it's just a fantastic movie, period.

And that's awesome! Was this a film festival or something? What was his answer? That would be a tough one to answer off the top of your head, especially publicly.

3 months, 1 week ago on How it’s all going to play out, 2014-15 edition

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@Legendary_Dork 

Hey, I like nerd movies as much as the next guy, but seriously, this movie will move you. It just feels like real life. You'll feel incredibly nostalgic watching it. 

3 months, 1 week ago on How it’s all going to play out, 2014-15 edition

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Everyone go see "Boyhood." 

For fellow OKCers, it's only playing at AMC Quail Springs. Best movie of the year, hands down. And I've seen 71 movies from 2014. Maybe even the best movie of the past several years.

3 months, 1 week ago on How it’s all going to play out, 2014-15 edition

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I'm actually more interested in what Alex Abrines does for Spain than what Serge does.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Serge Ibaka dunks all over Angola

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I hope he doesn't get any negative feedback for this. Personally, I'm glad that we don't have to worry about KD getting injured every single game. And it's gonna be nice for him to be able to finally rest.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Kevin Durant withdraws from the 2014 World Cup

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@Julius F Wrek 

Ice water in his veins and on his brains. 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 8.7.14

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@The McAdams Bros @TempBoy Brandon @f5alcon @KC_Thunder @L0rv @ThunderChick2010 

Well, I'm not married, but my girlfriend of two years thinks it's a pretty funny story. And she's not offended at all that I speak of it with anguish and woe. She says she would have the same feelings if her eye doctor's stepson was Taylor Kitsch and she blew a chance of dating him. Haha.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 8.7.14

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@ThunderChick2010 @TempBoy Brandon @Lost Ones 

Yes, exactly what TC said, Misti! :)

But really, that's a funny, but also very true, way to look at it. :)

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 8.7.14

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@Lost Ones 

Yeah man, I was so ticked at myself when I realized what I had missed out on. 

(Not that I'm not completely happy with my current girlfriend if you happen to ever read this, Misti!)

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 8.7.14

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@[weed wolf faction] @f5alcon @KC_Thunder @L0rv
Haha. Perfect punchline. But seriously, she woulda been worth it. 

Also, I just did the research because I was semi-traumatized over thinking my sweet, nerdy eye doctor could be "the devil." Thankfully, looks like she's talking about her first stepfather in Tokyo. Her mom married my eye doctor when they moved back to OKC when Olivia Munn was in high school. 

"Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is of German and Irish descent on her father's side[4] and of Chinese descent on her mother's side (though her mother was born and raised in Vietnam).[5] Her mother, Kim Schmid, fled to Oklahoma after the Vietnam War ended in 1975. After college, she married Winston Munn, Munn's biological father.[6] When Munn was age two, her mother married her second husband, a member of the United States Air Force. Although the family relocated many times, Munn was predominantly raised in Tokyo, Japan,[3][7] where the military stationed her stepfather. During this time, she appeared in a number of local theater productions, and later became a model within the Japanese fashion industry.[8] Her mother and stepfather divorced and she moved back to Oklahoma, where she attended Putnam City North High School for her junior and senior years"

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 8.7.14

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@[weed wolf faction] @TempBoy Brandon @f5alcon @KC_Thunder @L0rv 

WHOA. She must have had another stepfather before Dr. Schmid. There's no way. I gotta investigate this. 

Oh, and Munn's biological mom (my optometrist's wife) works there too. She's Asian. So apparently, Munn is half Asian. 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 8.7.14

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@f5alcon  @KC_Thunder @L0rv 

I've been going my optometrist for 20 years. So he's seen me grow up and we've ended up bonding over the years. He "likes" me a lot, for lack of a better word. About 12 or 13 years ago, he was asking me if I was dating anyone because he thought I would be a fine young man for his step daughter to date. Seeing as how my eye doctor is super nerdy and he seemed to be wanting to pawn off his daughter, I was thinking I would take a pass because she must not be such a great catch. A few years later, I'm at my annual appointment and I notice an Olivia Munn signed photo in his office. I asked how he knew her, and he said, "Oh, Olivia is my step daughter. I'm so proud of her."


That's a true story, kids. The moral of the story is, never judge a potential girlfriend by her step father's nerdiness. Also, I punch myself in the face every single time I see Olivia Munn in a movie now.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 8.7.14

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@ Luke 

I just spent the last 30 minutes reading this and the corresponding comments. To me, it's not really plagiarism. Actually, I'll quote one of the comments (notice, I'm giving him props, so I'm not plagiarizing the dude haha) because he summed up my thoughts and it'll be easier to copy and paste than to write it out myself.

"I’m sorry, and I understand your passion for Ligotti, but what Pizzolatto did is not plagiarism. If exact lines of LIgotti’s text had been duplicated, sure—that would be plagiarism. But what Pizzolatto did was to take the *ideas* and *diction* and *style* of Ligotti and put them in Cohle’s mouth. Yes, there are similar phrases, but no direct plagiarism. It would never stand up in court.

You can’t take *multiple lines* of dialogue and shoehorn them into *individual* lines from Ligotti and call that plagiarism. It isn’t.

If I were Ligotti I’d be pleased that someone created a very Ligottian character and gave my ideas such an enormous audience."



3 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder problem-solving

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@L0rv 

Nah, I didn't feel this way about PJIII or Roberson or Aldrich or Mullens or Huestis, etc. McGary just looks really mature and smart on the court. 

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder problem-solving

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I really think McGary could make an impact if he played this year, but I just don't see how that happens with the logjam at the 4 and 5 positions. Which bums me out.

EDIT: This is in reference to the rookie survey poll that I just read, with McGary coming in second in the Most Overlooked category.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder problem-solving

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I don't care what anyone says, I thought that was a great post, Royce. I agree with it 100%. The injuries to Russ and Serge the last two seasons are so frustrating because there will always be a huge "what if?" in my mind.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder problem-solving

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@Kid Prodigy [KP] 

What would his pitch be? "Remember when you liked Vince Carter as a kid?"

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 8.5.14

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@Tvaddic 

Westbrook/Ibaka >> Wall/Beal. 

Reggie/Adams > Gortat.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 8.5.14

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