If Jamaica can have a hockey team, why not Mars?
Tharks are a tribe of the race of fierce fictional Green Martian warriors on the fictional planet of Barsoom (a representation of Mars), created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and first featured in the 1917 novel A Princess of Mars. Tharks are around 15 feet tall, with tusks protruding from their mouths, green skin, and with double torso, each with two sets of arms. In A Princess of Mars, with the help of the newly-arrived John Carter from Earth, Tars Tarkas becomes a Jeddak (king) of the Tharks.
Read more about the "Tharks of Barsoom":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tharks or of "John Carter of Mars":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carter_of_Mars.