Greetings Thunder junkies. It’s the slow time of the season so I thought I would spice up the doldrums with a challenge to the faithful Thunder news mongers. You’ve been reading Royce’s daily bolts for quite some time now, you are informed on everything Thunder. You know that B.J. Byron Mullins has a tat on both forearms and is from somewhere in Ohio; you know that Kyle Weaver is from Wisconsin and that Nick Collison is the sweatiest Jayhawk in the league. You know that Kevin Durant is dropping big points in Barry Farms pickup games and that Sam Presti is a great drummer. What do you do with these useless little nuggets of Thunder knowledge and trivia? Simple, you try your hand at the first ever of it’s kind Thunder preseason crossword challenge.
I took all sorts of unbelievably useless and behind the scenes Thunder trivia and information from the last two seasons and plugged it into crossword puzzle generator and created a headache in the making. If you’re up for the challenge give it a go. Take your time, I don’t think it will be a breeze.
Here’s the framework: I used only clues and answers relating to the Thunder franchise from the time of the ’07 draft forward (the Durant/Green draft). The clues and answers will be team related obviously. Many of the players are on there and some who just had a cup of coffee with the team. Some draft picks, some coaches , some trivia and a surprising stat or two. Who knows what you will find?
All names will be first and last with no spaces. So you won’t find “Atkins” or “Chucky”, but you might find “ChuckyAtkins”. You might find Rich Cho (Assistant G.M) in there somewhere, or Johan Petro, but in fairness it is held to the last two seasons.
Absolutely nothing will be awarded for your guile and prowess in completing the puzzle other than a bit of Daily Thunder notoriety but hey…it’s cheap entertainment. Give it a whirl. If you think you have them all or have any questions email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post a comment below.
Edit: The first and hopefully only mistake has been found (thanks NIX). Without giving away the farm I will just say that #9 across is missing a space for a letter. I actually mispelled it, leaving out a “G”; so my bad! It doesn’t affect #10 down which begins with an “S”. Sorry folks. Carry on.