State Rep Wants Portland Trail Blazers Name Change

Today, Oregon State Rep. E. Werner Reschke introduced a bill urging the Portland Trail Blazers to change their name to the Oregon Trail Blazers. Reception in the state capital was, unamused.

Reschke, of House District 56 in Klamath and Lake Counties, argues the NBA franchise replace Portland with Oregon to better reflect the team’s connection to the entire state.

The Oregonian reports Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts responded like this, “It’s the Portland Trail Blazers.”