From Intrigue to Thunder Addiction

Carol Davidson was always something of a fair-weather NBA fan.

Then the Thunder came to her hometown of Oklahoma City.

“After reading and going to the games I became more intrigued with the team and their dedication to hard work,” she said. “The fact they all want to play as a team -- no one wanting the spotlight -- made me like each one of them even more. I couldn't be more proud if they were my sons.”

That intrigue eventually blossomed into no-holds-barred addiction. The 53-year-old accounting assistant pooled resources with two friends to become Season Ticket Members. She found herself each morning devouring everything on

By the time that the Love’s Thunder Ultimate Fan Contest rolled around, she was a goner. Carol entered, determined to pay tribute to Rumble, the Thunder’s beloved mascot. She fashioned a costume from a bicycle helmet, actual bison horns and a hunk of leather, christening the resulting creation “RumbleLina.”

“I had a blast,” Carol said. “RumbleLina had her picture taken more in three nights with both young and old Thunder fans than I have had in my 53 years. It was a great experience.”

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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.