It all started like this

(i'm not positive if this is where Sonic in SB all began but I think it is IMO, this is as far back as I could track the rumor).

http://ssbm.detstar.com/images/sonictails.cfm



which then got the idea started to have Sonic in Brawl, and if it wasn't for this magazine article lying we might not have Sonic in Brawl IMO.

Just thought I might share this.