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Fans from Oregon started a petition to move the Raiders to Portland

Mar 5, 2014, 3:54 PM PST

Fans in Oregon want the Raider Nation make the trek to Portland. (Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Oakland has ports. Portland has oaks. The two cities share some similarities, but they can’t share the Raiders.

That’s where a recent online petition comes into play. Over 1,600 people have signed a letter asking the Governor of Oregon to help move an NFL team to Portland.

The Raiders aren’t specifically mentioned in the petition, but seem to be the focal point of the NFL to Portland website. Here’s their sales pitch:

Portland is the nation’s largest metropolitan area that is served by only one of the Big Three Major League sports organizations.

Portland backers will need much more than a website and Twitter handle. They’ll need to find a way to come up with a very large amount of cash and land before anyone will truly listen.¬†

They seem to be targeting the Raiders because they are the last NFL team that shares a stadium. While the story is generating some headlines, it currently lacks any serious substance.

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