Maple Timber

Last year’s promo must have been a hit, becasue they upped it from the first 2000 to the first 5000 fans in the park who got a free Portland Timbers skateboard. I have to tell you I thought our mayor was a bit looney pushing for a major league soccer team in our town. I hold soccer in about as much entertainment esteem as the Onion does, and I figured it would flop, but boy was I wrong. Games are regularly sold out and the fans are rabid. I heard last year’s board was not really the same size as an actual skateboard, more like a toy hand board. I’m still a little bit confused by this cross promotion. Makes about as much sense as a skateboarder printed on a frisbee, or Air Grip brand flying disk as it were. But damn it all if I don’t want to jump on the bandwagon and go see a game, cause I do. Update: Well this post is pretty funny in retrospect, as 5 years later I am now a huge Timbers nerd. So much so that I actually travelled to Columbus Ohio to watch them win the MLS Cup.

[Photo: Portland Timbers] – Thanks to Greg for the tip.


  1. Tom Miller loves the shit out of the Timbers, and he’s a smart dude, so there must be something going there.

  2. francisco on August 26, 2011 - Reply

    There’s one on Portland Craigslist going for $50.

  3. Had one come into the shop today… no different than a walmart or target board.

  4. I paid 70 for a jersey, so you can bet I’ll have one of these on the wall next to my Fitz of Rage bromodel quickfast.

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