Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 9/26/13
Just the other day I was thinking about Oregon, not the Ducks even though that’s what most other people associate the state with. I wanted to know what Oregonians do not associate the state with (sorry, Beavers fans, but it’s not pretty for you). I simply asked anyone and everyone I knew that has never lived in Oregon what are the first three things you think of when I say “Oregon”? Going into this science fair of an experiment, my hypothesis was that some form of football, Oregon Ducks, and Nike would dominate the responses followed by something to do with trees or Portland; turns out I’m a prophet. Football and the Ducks are king. Just under seventy percent of people who responded to my question had football or football uniforms couple with either Nike or the Ducks. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, with no NFL teams, no MLB teams, and the Blazers not doing much of anything in recent years. The Oregon Ducks primarily have been the poster child for sports in the state of Oregon; ...
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