Oh, how great would it have been? The mascot would have just been a guy in a Chewbacca costume. Fans could have scream/howled like those clips on Finding Big Foot.
Roided out dudes with hairy backs could have just said it was part of the team uniform. BUT NO! Instead we're the Portland Thunder.
Alex Falcone over at the Portland Mercury reports that, despite the team allowing fan voting on the name of our new arena football team and that the fans far and away preferred the Portland Sasquatch, the team chose to go with the Thunder name anyhow. Probably because Thor is popular and hammers look cool.
Read Alex's story here: