Monday, September 1, 2008

Our Inside Scoop: Aftermath

Our link to the Thunder forums really put our blog on the map. The story was linked to 6 times, hyped up 26 times (and down once :-(), and commented on once (on Blogger, 3 times). We even go linked by places like the Fanhouse and SLAM Magazine! (Thanks, Tom Ziller!) As a result of this, the story has launched our blog (at least temporarily) into the Top 50 NBA blogs on the internet! That's right, top 50! 8 away from Golden State of Mind!

Well, just wanted to give a big Thank You to everyone who hyped us up, and, rest assured, we have much, much more to come. We're all looking forward to Wednesday!

And, before you ask, we DID call the local news stations. I called 4 and 5, Okluschen called 9 and 25. 4 asked for my name and forwarded it. On the newscast they said "all signs are indicating that it will be Thunder" but there was no mention of our story. 5 actually looked at it, was impressed, took down my name and number, and never called me back. It was never on a newscast, but Mark Rodgers got on the Radio and said that he had seen the logo on the internet (without acknowledging us, lol). 9 didn't even take a name. 25 had a phone tree, and the sports guy looked at it, but according to Okluschen he "didn't seem impressed". And, just for kicks, I emailed KSBI 52, but they haven't emailed me back yet. We checked the newscasts, but none showed our story. Go figure.

Wow, I thought that the story was dead, but apparently it's heart is still beating!
We got linked on Deadspin, AND SI.coms Extra Mustard! It's got 37 hypes! Due to the freshness of hypage, the story has leapfrogged Sarah Palin! I'm still in shock.

On a side note, my Top NBA Players 35 and Older article has 9 hypes and rising, putting it right behind the logo leak! Again, thanks to everybody for all of the support. I can't wait until the real logo comes out, and I also cant wait until the new Ballhype Blog rankings are generated!

Update 2: We got mentioned on the NewsOK NBA in OKC Blog Sponsored by John Holt Chevrolet!!!!

News 9 showed the logo, but we got no mention :-(.

Ball Don't Lie listed us as a 6th man. Not bad, I guess.


-Gerard Himself- said...

Basically, you've got the "logo scoop" of the year. I checked this blog via SLAMonline, so there you go. Cool blog, keep it up!

okluschen said...

Thanks a lot man and keep comin' back. I know you probably aren't going to be a Thunder fan or aren't a native okie, but Zorgon and I like to keep it fresh.

Don't forget, Wednesday, the OFFICIAL unveiling of the OKC (Thunder) logo. Hopefully we will all find out that it was only a secondary. Hopefully...

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