Growing up in Tacoma and Seattle, I always looked down upon those citizens from the south (Oregon), considering them my dirty little step-brother (as I matured, this disdain faded, as I realized Washington is just slightly better).
The reasons for my nose-raising? Easy:
—One major sports franchise, and it's the Trail Blazers.
—Portland is not in the same class as Seattle, so stop the comparisons.
—Uniforms of the Ducks and colors of the Beavers
—UW is better than UO and OSU. Heck, WSU is better. Shoot, Gonzaga is better. What the heck, Evergreen State College is better.
—Best thing to come out of Oregon: Tillamook Cheese and Ice Cream.
So when I wrote about the Top 25 Basketball Players to come out of the State of Washington (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/135348-top-25-hoopsters-of-washington-state ), I never thought I would be cajoled into doing the same thing for the State of South Washing...er...Oregon.
I almost think this was a waste of time. But here it is, nonetheless.