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.