Who Was That Masked Fan?

Garrett Haviland is like a lot of Thunder fans. He follows the team closely, attends home games whenever possible and has accumulated his fair share of Thunder gear.

So what sets him apart from the crowd? When this fan goes to the Ford Center, he’s wearing a mask, cape and bodysuit. Garrett’s alter ego, “Thundor,” was born in November 2008, when the 25-year-old noticed an advertisement in the arena for the Love’s Ultimate Thunder Fan contest.

“From that point on, there wasn't a game I went to that I wasn't behind the goal heckling the opposing players,” said Garrett.

“I feel as though I am on the fan frontline as I stand on the edge of bleachers heckling with my megaphone. I love rattling opposing players. When I can get them to respond to me, I know I am under their skin. Every missed free throw is a small battle victory in the long war of the season.”

As a Season Ticket Member and longtime sports nut, Garrett vows that Thundor will remain a familiar sight at Thunder home games for the 2010-11 season.

“As long as the Thunder and I both live in Oklahoma, Thundor will be there,” he said. “The only reason I would stop would be if I had my own kiddo to pass the fandom onto -- but that will be several years down the road.”

There’s no masking the Thunder love to be found at the online, interactive community known far and wide as THUNDERALLY.

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.


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