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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 at 1:29 pm  |  21 responses

Of all the Men in OKC, Clay Bennett Is the Best

The Thunder’s owner was named Man of the Year. Why, of course he was: “No one came close to Clay Bennett as we set about selecting this year’s Oklahoman of the Year,” says Louisa McCune-Elmore, Oklahoma Today editor in chief. “His accomplishment presents an extraordinary moment in the life of Oklahoma, probably among the most important achievements in our capital city’s history.”

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  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    It is an important part of Oklahoma’s rich history of stealing sh!t. BCS berths, land from Native Americans, and now Clay has proudly carried on that proud tradition by ganking a NBA franchise.

  • Keith

    You Mr. Long are an idiot. No one stole anything from Seattle. Their owner knew the risk of the franchise leaving when he sold the team and the city voted down a new arena. Seems pretty simple to me.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    hahaha @B Long

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    2-24

  • http://www.bbl.org.uk Josh D

    Oklahoma must be the worst city ever, remind me never to go there

  • mike

    Why Robert Swift was not in the running for this award I will never know

  • Greg Oden

    Your team sucks! LOL L O S E R S!!!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Man of the year in Oklahoma. Most Hated Man of the Year in Seattle.

  • Phil B

    the only good thing OKC has given the world is the Flaming Lips. every night i cheer for the blazers and kentucky wildcats and against the lakers, duke and thunder.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    meh

  • Homie

    Let me follow Russ’s lead and reiterate:

    2-24.

  • Jackie Moon

    Amen B Long. Hail to the Thief.

  • Matt

    Bennett Schmennett. They should have picked David Stern, who did WAY more than Bennett to provide us with the Oklahoma City Robber Barons.

  • chintao

    “… an extraordinary moment in the life of Oklahoma…” Nobody else found that funny, or at least ironic?

  • melvin ely

    huh. would have put my money on Kevin Durant

  • nativeguy

    I’m native. Nobody stole our land. There was an invasion and a war. Native people lost. No group of people has ever lost a war and come out of it so blessed. We need to shut up and join the new millenium. Our hunter-gatherer culture left us unable to adapt.

  • Bob

    When I was in grade school I stole a pack of gum from a 7/11. I didn’t really steal the gum. I declared war on 7/11 and won.

  • PJ Carlesimo

    Clay is the best you got!?!? Really?!?! This is the best possible example of how pathetic things are in OKC.

  • mactbone

    Well, most times the war ends with a treaty and then both sides respect the treaty. Not so much with USA in North America.

  • chintao

    @ nativeguy ==> Lay off the peace pipe, brah. You guys are all but extinct. That doesn’t sound like a blessing.

  • Kablam

    Seattle fans should be pissed at Howard Schultz if they’re going to be pissed off at anyone.

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