Why isn't Trail Blazers' opening day a Portland holiday?
The Portland Trail Blazers have long been the most beloved professional sports team in Oregon. (Sincere apologies to the Portland Timbers.) And with the locals being so excited every year about the team's opening day, one local writer believes it should be a holiday.
Here's The Oregonian's David Sarasohn with more:
Portland absolutely loves the Trail Blazers, and they should. It's annually a very lovable team!
And who doesn't love a holiday? Give these people the parade they deserve, Oregon!
It's not unknown for Portland to have its own holidays; we proclaim days in honor of pedestrian/transit bridges, and just celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day on a Monday the federal government still thinks is Columbus Day. (We also disagree with them on marijuana.) It's been a while since there's been a parade for the Blazers, and it's likely to be a while yet; maybe we should just have a parade for Blazer fans. It's Blazer opening day, and enough reason for a holiday. Take the rest of the day off.