Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Timber Joey is awesome!

Portland has a relatively rich soccer history for a U.S. city. They finally got an MLS team this year, called the Timbers.

Apparently, before the Timbers came to MLS, when they were playing in the United Soccer League (basically a minor league team), they had a tradition where a lumberjack would slice a piece of log with a big old Husqavarna chainsaw every time the Timbers scored.

Here's footage from the first slice of the log after Portland's first goal at home last week-



Timber Joey is just one more reason why soccer is the greatest game on earth.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's an awesome video, but how do you know he's not using a Stihl or Jonsered?

Reepicheep said...

I saw another angle on it- it's a Husky

Anonymous said...

The saw being used is a Stihl MS440

Woody Woodward said...

Seems to me, it's awful waist of a fine chunk of old growth lumber log. Surprised there aint’ some tree-huggers in crowd, but maybe that’s what all the fuss is about?