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Friday 18th April 2014,
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STAFF

Charles Chaney – @OKCChuck/@ThunderObsessed – Founder & Editor
I founded this site in May of 2011. It started out as a way to vent a lot of my thoughts on the Thunder in the 2011 Playoffs. However, people loved what I had to say and I watched my personal twitter grow from people wanting more Thunder knowledge. I was the Sports Editor at Eastern Oklahoma State College, also wrote for the OU Daily. I’ve had my work posted on USA today, Yahoo! Sports and ESPN.com. I give a fan’s perspective while being knowledgeable, but I’m real. It’s not all candy and rainbows, I’ll call a player out if they’re not living up to the team’s expectations. So, bring your big boy pants and let’s Thunder Up!

Weston Shepherd – @WShep – Editor/Writer
Currently an editor/author at Variance Magazine, an up-and-coming music & entertainment publication, I’ve grown quite fond of the entire writing process. I went to Oklahoma State University, where I studied Public Relations and Sociology. Basketball was my first true love, a love that has only grown stronger since the Thunder came into existence, and I bring a fresh voice to the Thunder Obsessed team. I like Russell Westbrook jump shots from the elbow, Kevin Durant tomahawk jams and Big Perk’s silky ball handling skills. Thunder Up.

Thunder Tie – @ScottBrooksTie – Writer
I’ve been a Thunder fan since July 2, 2008, and it’s been a love affair ever since. I’ve done some free lance writing on the Thunder in the past, and run a novelty twitter account dedicated to the game worn ties of head coach Scott Brooks. While my true background is in baseball and science, a dedication to studying and understanding the game has opened up my knowledge base about the hardwood classic. I like to keep it positive, for the most part, and see the optimistic side of even the most absurd of plays.

Rashad Alaiyan – @RashadAlaiyan - Contributor
I was born and raised in Berkeley, California, and have been a lifelong Golden State Warriors fan, but as an avid follower of the NBA, it is impossible not to appreciate the Oklahoma City Thunder. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Political Science, but I have always aspired to work in sports journalism. I wrote for my school paper, the Badger Herald, and I also contribute for the website Busted Coverage.

Jason Damiano – @JDonSports – Contributor
I am a structural engineer in New York City, but my love of steel and concrete comes in second to my love of basketball. I create GIFs and video highlights, provide extremely dramatic Twitter coverage, and fall asleep looking at advanced stats every night. Oh, and I like to write about basketball, too. My favorite plays are Nick Collison off the ball screens and Russell Westbrook pull up jumpers in transition.