PORTLAND, Ore. -- Timbers fans are everywhere. Want proof? Legendary theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking donned a classic Timbers scarf in Cambridge, Massachusetts this week.

Hawking was given the scarf by special education teacher and former Oregon Teacher of the Year Brett Bigham.

"I was lucky enough to be invited by Professor Hawking to meet with him in Cambridge. We had an hour meeting discussing accessibility for people with special needs and to discuss voice output machines," he said.


Bigham said he was especially touched when Hawking made a video for one of his students, encouraging her to use her voice machine -- just like Hawking does.

Hawking repped the Timbers scarf, but Ducks fans shouldn't be disappointed. Bigham also gave Hawking a University of Oregon scarf.