Before I get started on this, I would like to say that I don't want anyone commenting about the issue of retiring the Indians name.
Secondly, how do you all feel about this new mascot name? Personally I find it rather dull. Thunder is also going to be the moniker of Owyhee High School. The mascot choice doesn't invoke fear into opponents and doesn't reflect Pocatello as whole. I don't remember thunder being a big presence in good old Poky.
I really wish they would have gone with Bison or Phantoms, but I guess neither one was good enough for District 25. If Pocatello does indeed choose a symbol to go with Thunder, I hope they choose a bison or bull for the mascot.
Thundering Herd is pretty cool if that's where they're going. Mascots aren't about fear. It's a rally point, common imagery to build culture around. There's nothing fearful about many mascots...Sooners, Crimson Tide, Longhorns, Owls, Ducks, or whatever the heck Stanford is! Ha! Sorry about being so late to the conversation!
It looks like a bison is incorporated into their logo. As a new Teton Timberwolves parent, I feel your disappointment.