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Peyton Manning: Colts Aging QB To Join NFL Expansion Portland Pioneers?

Published by on January 18, 2011
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Okay, Okay, so the headline was fun, but seriously, let's talk NFL expansion.

In April of 2000, a group of "bigwig" business representatives from the Portland Oregon area, reported their intent to fly to NFL headquarters in New York to convey their interest in having a professional football team. Their main goal was to "get the ball rolling" with NFL officials, by taking the necessary steps to begin making a real run for a franchise opportunity.

Then-president of the Oregon Sports Authority, Randy Miller, one of the group's members, spoke about their strong-willed motivation.

"It has to start somewhere, so we're taking it upon ourselves to start the process," Miller said. "And we're very, very bullish about it." (per Portland Business Journal)

Bullish or not, Portland's ...

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