It’s Friday night in Oklahoma City. Sheridan Avenue is dark. Sidewalks down Reno are mostly empty. Traffic is light all over. The arena that’s still called the Ford Center is empty and lifeless. And there’s not anything anywhere that’s blue or has the word “thunder” on it.
Bricktown’s bars have gathered a few patrons, but most of the downtown action is at the movie theater and Bass Pro where people are getting in some last minute Christmas shopping. That big new Devon skyscraper? It’s still a big empty plot.
Some good news though: There’s no ridiculous amount of road construction. But it doesn’t matter because not enough people are downtown to make a big problem.
There’s not much to do on this night other than maybe do that outdoor ice skating thing that got old seven years ago. Or maybe there’s a minor league hockey game. Doesn’t that just sound like so much fun?!
Bricktown’s not Bedford Falls. It’s Pottersville and it sucks.
This is what Oklahoma City would be without the Thunder. This would be your town on Friday night. Keep Reading…