Rarely does BC dabble in MLS mascots but something caught our eye this morning after perusing a post from the guys at Dirty Tackle. Little did we know that the Portland Timbers have a mascot named Timber Joey and that he actually uses a chainsaw during soccer matches.
Let us get this out of the way early. Timber Joey is officially “Busted Coverage’s Favorite Mascot In The Entire World!”
Joey Webber is the guy’s name and he’s not some phony holding a chainsaw. According to his profile on the Timbers website:
Webber was born and raised in the timber town of Philomath, Ore., where he attended the School of Forestry as a youth. He competed in state forestry and timber competitions and ranked in several events including, pole climbing, jack double bucking, fire hose relays, axe throwing, log rolling and hot saw operation. Growing up, Webber was also a competitive rugby player and was a member of the U.S. National Rugby Teamâ€™s U-19 pool for two years (1996-97). He competed as a bare-back bronco rider in the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association from 1996-2000, and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in 2000.
So what happens to those slices of wood Timber Joey slices off those giant logs? Those are presented to goal scorers after the match in a ceremony.
This all brings a rare tear to our eye. And makes us want to go out in the garage and start chopping shit. NOW!
[Timber Joey – Twitter]