Found January 14, 2014 on Oregon Sports News:
Portland loves the Blazers, and why wouldn’t they?  They’ve been their team, in their city for more than 40 years.  Portland loves the Timbers; they’re the second major sports team the city’s been waiting for seemingly since eternity.  And Oregon loves their Ducks and Beavers, primarily due to alumni ties, family connections, and/or pride in something geography allows them to call their own.  But in the wake of the Seahawks’ recent success, I’m left to ask the following:  Why do so many Oregonians love them, and if they do, should they? Before, during, and after last weekend’s Seahawks win over New Orleans, social media was overrun with love for a team 200 miles from here, in an adjacent state to here, and playing for a city not here.  I saw motivational pictures, shout-outs, and evidence of the type of allegiance typically reserved for one’s nearest and dearest.  It reminded me of the Blazers, reminded me of the Timbers, and reminded me of what I’ve come to expect from Beaver a

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