The University of Oregon will play Ohio State University in the College Football National Championship on Jan. 12, but one town wants everyone to know exactly which team they’re supporting.
The city of Oregon, Ohio has issued an official proclamation that temporarily changes its name to “Oregon, Ohio Buckeyes on the Bay, City of Duck Hunters.” The proclamation went into effect on Monday and will last through Jan. 13, the day after the Ohio State-Oregon game.
To be honest, I absolutely love this. Sports make people do crazy things.
To be even more honest, I don’t love Mayor Michael Seferian feeling the need to justify the name change. “The City of Oregon officially adopted its name in 1838 as Oregon Township which happens to be 21 years before the State of Oregon received its statehood in 1859,” Seferian told ESPN.
Just because you were the first “Oregon” in the country doesn’t mean you get to rub it in. No one likes a braggart.