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June 21, 2004
Oregonians weigh in on sports*
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June 21, 2004

The Poll

Oregonians weigh in on sports*

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6 Peter Jacobsen
The Portland golfer has won seven PGA Tour events, most recently the 2003 Greater Hartford Open.

6 Joey Harrington
The former Oregon quarterback from Portland was taken by the Lions with the No. 3 pick in 2002.

2 Autzen Stadium
The Ducks' 37-year-old football roost looks fancier these days thanks to a $90 million renovation underwritten by a proud alum, Nike boss Phil Knight. The upgrade, completed in 2002, added 12,000 seats (capacity is now 54,000), more concession stands and more restrooms.

3 Oregon State
The Corvallis school's alums include noted trash-talkers Gary Payton of the Lakers and Chad Johnson of the Bengals.

3 Harold Reynolds
The two-time All-Star second baseman from Corvallis is now an ESPN commentator.

4 Tualatin Hills
The special park and recreation district serving Beaverton and eastern Washington county is the state's SI Sportstown for having the best community sports programs.

5 Nike
The Beaverton-based company, which took in $8,000 in revenue when it was founded in 1962, brought in $10.7 billion last year.

6 Portland Winter Hawks
In the 1995-96 season the franchise set the Western Hockey League record for attendance (315,763 for 36 games).

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Danny Ainge, Basketball/baseball player
The former Boston Celtics guard and Toronto Blue Jays third baseman was an All-America in basketball, football and baseball at North Eugene High. The 1981 college basketball player of the year at BYU is now the Celtics' executive director of basketball operations.

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