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Blazers eyeing Arena Football League team

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07:12 AM ET 08.16 | Happy birthday, Chris McGowan. [McGowan] turned 40 over the weekend, and apparently as part of his celebration the president of the Trail Blazers wants to see a football game. A source told me Thursday that the Blazers are in preliminary negotiations with the Arena Football League to relocate a franchise to Portland. This comes in the wake of the news that McGowan wants to talk about bringing NHL to Portland. The football team would play in the venue that was formerly known as the Rose Garden -- that was before the birthday boy sold the naming rights. ... And while we're waiting to see how this unfolds, it's probably worth pointing out that the biggest development anywhere in this is that McGowan is getting stuff done at an organization that sat stagnant for a decade.

The Oregonian

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August 16, 2013  08:30 AM ET

who cares??

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August 16, 2013  08:48 AM ET

Blah

August 16, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

August 16, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Do They Want To Get 'Blazed', Bros?

August 16, 2013  10:10 AM ET

They are just trying to get some wins in that building - can't from the blazers.

August 16, 2013  10:21 AM ET

They need to worry about keeping their existing NBA team in town first.

 
August 16, 2013  11:04 AM ET

Arena football? Sign Tebow first Bro!

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