(edit. I apologize in advance that I’m basically phoning this in the way that the Thunder did the second half against San Antonio the other night. I’ve been busy, okay. Anyway, Royce’s post at TheLostOgle.com is probably going to be a lot better.)
About a year ago, Patrick wrote a post that dogged the gameday production of the Thunder and gave advice on how to improve. It was only as harsh as it was true. The worst of the vitriol, and probably the most deserving, belonged to the game emcee, Jonathan Meisner:
Hire a Game Emcee who doesn’t make me want to punch the Game Emcee in the face.The guy pictured above is Jonathan Meisner. Jonathan is the “in arena game emcee” for the Thunder. He’s also a recruiter for Southern Nazarene University. Yeah…the Thunder put a Nazarene college recruiter in charge of entertaining an NBA crowd. That makes as much sense as Jim Traber working at the library.
Seriously, how could they hire this guy!?! Not only is his audition video terrible, but he has to wear his hat backwards to look remotely “cool” and “fresh.” Instead, he looks like some annoying kid asking his mom for the Sunny D or the purple stuff.
He was, in my opinion, the worst part of the Thunder experience, and that included watching P.J. Carlesimo coach.
Thankfully, it turns out that Meisner either quit or was let go because the Master of Ceremonies at the Ford Center this season will be a two headed monster that includes comedian Joel David and a OklaTravelNet co-host (the girl, Katie Kurtz, not Brent Skarky). This is definitely an upgrade. Keep Reading…