"I actually just got off the phone with Timber Joey and I wanted to clarify his experience working in the woods. So, I will have you hear today that he is a legitimate 'lumberman.' He has worked in
the woods. To quote him, he has 'cut, milled and built things out of wood' and he did go to a school of forestry in high school. So, I think he's legit."
-- Portland Timbers coach
on the Timbers mascot in response to Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer
, who said
he did not like Timber Joey's tradition of cutting a slab after
each Portland goal and questioned whether Timber Joey was indeed a lumberman. (Oregonian