America’s Best Chainsaw-Wielding Mascot

Is there better mascot tradition than a lumberjack revving up a chainsaw after goals?

One of the great traditions in sports from one of the great mascots.

After each Portland Timber’ goal the mascot (now Timber Joey) revs up the chainsaw and slices off a timber log.  These slices are often given out to the team’s community outreach program, which often gives them to fans as a keepsake.  Or for special goals like this one, they are given to the player.

 

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You never forget your first. 😄 #PORvCOL #RCTID

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The mascot program in Portland is one of the all-time best. While non-traditional (its a guy, not a furry animal) it checks all the boxes of what you’d want in a mascot. True connection with team, innovative, creative, interesting and completely connected with the game and fans.

Is there better mascot tradition than a lumberjack revving up a chainsaw after goals (you could stop there and the answer is probably no)…which totally pumps up the crowd? Then as a mascot for a team named the “Timbers” cuts a slice off a huge log and gives it out the fans?

No, there isn’t.

Joey playing Tetris on the Chainsaw with the celebrating Timbers Army.

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