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The NBA didn't like that KOCO-TV leaked word that the Oklahoma City team name was going to be Thunder, so they went and registered five other names on Friday to keep us on our toes. The six names filled for trademark: Barons, Bison, Energy, Marshalls, Thunder and Wind. Also known as: Meh, Blah, Ha, Spell Check Please, Hmph and Ugh. But that's my crack fox opinion, what do you think? Vote for your favorite OKC nickname below.

Nickname: Barons
Marketing campaign: "Shoot 'em up, shoot 'em down."
Mascot: Snoopy or a bison in a monacle and top hat
Dance team: The Flying Aces
Arena songs: "We Fly High" by Jim Jones, "I Want To Take You Higher" by Sly & The Family Stone, "Shoot 'Em Down" by Twisted Sisters, "Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic

Nickname: Bisons
Marketing campaign: "The extermination will not be televised."
Mascot: A live American bison
Dance team: Amazing Graze
Arena songs: "Buffalo Stance” by Neheh Cherry, "Teeth In The Grass" by Iron & Wine, "Wherever I May Roam" by Metallica, "Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic

Nickname: Energy
Marketing campaign: "Pure energy!"
Mascot: The Energizer Bunny and/or Ronny Turiaf
Dance team: The Lovely Joules presented by PowerThirst
Arena songs: "The Voice Of Energy" by Kraftwerk, "Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic

Nickname: Marshalls
Marketing campaign: "Family clothing, fashionable shoes, unique home accents and basketball!"
Mascot: Cube
Dance team: Discounted Splendor
Arena songs: "The Real Deal" by Sammy Hagar, "Window Shopping" by the Jackson 5, "Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic

Nickname: Thunder
Marketing campaign: "Ahhhhhh ... astraphobia!"
Mascot: Golden State Warriors' Thunder
Dance team: Sonic Shock Wave
Arena songs: "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC, "Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic

Nickname: Wind
Marketing campaign: "Wind it up!"
Mascot: The Farting Preacher
Dance team: Cool Breeze
Arena songs: "The Wind" by Cat Stevens, "Hellz Wind Staff" by Wu-Tang, "Blowin' In The Wind" by Bob Dylan, "Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic

So, what should Oklahoma City's nickname be? You decide.

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