If you've been watching the Thunder television broadcasts this week, I'm sure you have heard the announcers talking up the home finale on Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats. I'd also imagine that they've have been talking it up over the PA during recent home games as well, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to make it down for any games in a while to confirm that. They want Thunder fans to "Be LOUD, Be PROUD, and wear THUNDER BLUE!" They have been making an effort to get everyone who shows up to the game on Friday, to wear "Thunder Blue" clothing. It will be a pretty cool way for fans to show their support for this team and send them out on a positive, and memorable note. A sea of blue, roughly 19,000 fans deep, would truly be a site to behold, and would push the energy in the arena off the charts.
In all honesty, this is something I would like to see more of altogether. I know I always wear my Thunder gear when attending games, and am surprised that more people don't. Most fans that attend games regularly and those who are season ticket holders, surely have a few shirts they've picked up throughout the season. So there really is no reason we shouldn't try to do this more often. It really makes the fans look unified with the team, and would be intimidating to any opposing team walking into the Ford Center on any given night. I can just see guys like Kobe Bryant walking into our arena, looking up at that sea of blue, and thinking "Man, these people really love this team."
People often say the fans in the Ford Center create a "College" like atmosphere, so I really think this is something we should embrace. When you go to an Oklahoma Sooners game or watch it on TV, all you see is RED (Crimson), one MASSIVE, red crowd of 80,000+ people. There really is no reason why we shouldn't make an effort to create that same type of unity and support that we show for our local college teams. It would be the first thing fans all across the country would see when they watch their favorite teams take on the Thunder in the Ford Center. I don't know about you, but I love the idea of the rest of the country taking note at just how great the fans in Oklahoma City are.
So for Thunder sakes! WEAR THUNDER BLUE at the game tomorrow night, and go absolutely, as nuts as you possibly can, because you won't get the chance to do it again for a very long time.