Thunder Plays the Blues


Mississippi is renowned as the birthplace of the blues, but Stephen Drew is doing his part to link it to an entirely different kind of blue – Thunder blue.

“I'm the Thunder fan of the Mississippi coast,” said Stephen.

When he left Oklahoma for Biloxi, MS., to take a position in youth ministry, Stephen promised himself that he wouldn’t have to leave behind his beloved Thunder. Once settled into his new home, the 23-year-old blanketed his office in Thunder colors before adding such memorabilia as flags, pennants, ticket stubs, coffee mugs and Thunder Stix.

“I'm slowly adding to my collection,” he said. “They (co-workers) think it’s awesome. The people of the Deep South recognize loyalty when they see it.”

While Stephen admits it’s not easy being 13 hours away from Loud City, he vows to be in the Big Easy the next time the Thunder hits New Orleans to take on the Hornets.

“I am buying a single ticket to each game the Thunder plays in New Orleans,” he said. “I promise I will be heard. I will bring Loud City to New Orleans

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Phil Bacharach is the Director of Corporate Communications for the Thunder. He is looking for die-hard Thunder fans throughout the world. If you or somebody you know bleeds Thunder blue, contact Phil by clicking here