Due to the existence of petitions and social media accounts that yearn for the presence of the pigskin within Oregon, the idea of giving up on football as a major sport may not be a popular one. After all, Portland has welcomed an NFL team into its midst before, when the Portland Breakers joined the city’s other sports teams in 1983. They hadn’t been welcomed in Boston or New Orleans, though, and Portland ultimately served as more of a tomb for the franchise than a new home.
As a thought experiment, a fictional expansion team called the Portland Pinots has been dreamed up recently. However, a number of very real
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