Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 at 11:15 am  |  19 responses

The Thunder’s New Mascot Experiences Fail

“Rumble the Bison” could use a little more time in the gym, working on his wildly-dangerous dunking: “Lowered from the Ford Center ceiling like a rock star, Rumble the Bison, the Thunder’s new mascot, made a smashing debut Tuesday night despite missing both dunks. Rumble played the drums, performed with the trampoline dunk team, danced with the Thunder Girls and closed his halftime act by climbing a 16-foot ladder. Rumble stood on the top rung, then back-flipped. The dunk rimmed out, but his athleticism was evident.”

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  • http://wherethenbareallyhappens.blogspot.com Collin

    he experiences fail?……he is the perfect mascot for this team then

  • http://www.ojhoops.blogspot.com the baconator

    A bison? Yeah, cuz that fits the definition of “thunder” real well. I’m still thinking their mascot should be Dan Marjele

  • ti-sizz

    but that bison is pretty badass!.. who attempts a backflip from that high, even with mattresses below

  • riggs

    when bison stampede it sounds like thunder

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  • ABarr

    That mascot is insane…OKC is lucky he didnt break is neck attempting that dunk…guy can dance though…hopefully the next OKC phoenix game will feature a half-time dance off between Shaq and Rumble.

  • marcus the great

    mascot should be Dan Marjele… great!

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    Dude I would so pay to see a dance-off between Shaq and Rumble.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I like crazy mascots. I like the Thunder, so sue me.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Fail? That’s ultimate win!
    Ironic how there’s a meat commercial in that link though.

  • WhaHuh

    The drumming was nice

  • http://www.bbl.org.uk Josh D

    They should of had Robert Swift as the mascot he’s not doing anything anyway….
    But it might ruin the image that the thunder want to build up, he might scare little kids, but he fits their current image as losers

  • riggs

    that sh*t was hilarious watching it the second time with no sound

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    spectacular but failure is the theme of this season for the OKC boys is it not?

  • http://www.edthesportsfan.com Ed The Sports Fan

    First of all, it cannot be a failure for the OKC Thunder except for the mascot (note to Thunder – no dunking for mascot) If they acquire John Salmons in a trade, they will essentially have a starting 5 of Westbrook, Salmons, Durant, Green, and Chandler, with some serviceable bench options Nick Collison, Nenad Krstic, Kyle Weaver…Kyle Weaver no. PLUS THEY HAVE 3 1st ROUND DRAFT PICKS!

    The Thunder are gonna be ready. You watch.


  • Anton

    haha has anyone else noticed that mr. bison’s shoulders are roughly the same size as Dwight howards?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Dude can dance though…

  • clapzilla

    I Think The Drums Were A Dead Giveaway That The Old Sonics Mascot Has Just Changed Costumes. What A Sellout.