Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

“What’s your sign?”

That question carries no astrological context if you are asking Noah Peck. It also happens to be a completely reasonable thing to ask the boy, whose prodigious sign-waving at Thunder home games has made him something of a fixture.

Since the Thunder’s arrival in Oklahoma City, 10-year-old Noah has been the sign-bearer on behalf of his aunt and fellow Thunder fan, Patti Mayorga. Together, the creative relatives have won a few of MIdFirst Bank’s “Show Me the Money” in-arena contests that award the best sign at the game.

It even landed Noah on the front page of The Oklahoman during the Thunder’s inaugural season, when a photographer captured the image of the boy holding up a cardboard sign reading, “OKC is Thunder-Struck!”

“I woke up the next morning really early, wondering why I woke up,” Noah recalled.

His father then retrieved the newspaper from the front yard, only to discover Noah on the front page.

“And then I overheard my dad on the phone going to everybody he knew, ‘My son is on the front page of the Oklahoman!’” Noah said. “I had my 15 minutes of fame.”

Regardless of such celebrity, no signs are needed to underscore Noah’s love for the Thunder. He said he’s attended nearly every home game over the past two seasons. His bedroom is decked out in Thunder colors and an array of autographed pennants. ESPN’s “SportsCenter” has replaced “SpongeBob SquarePants” for his go-to morning TV.

And can Thunder fans look forward to another season of Noah and his signs?

“Yes, yes and a third time, yes,” he said with a laugh.

Can Thunder fans find all things Thunder at the interactive, online community called THUNDERALLY? All signs point to yes.

Phil Bacharach is the Director of Corporate Communications for the Thunder. He is looking for die-hard Thunder fans throughout the world. If you or somebody you know bleeds Thunder blue, contact Phil by clicking here.