"In Eugene, Oregon, sports is really big. It's gotten really big over the past few years, as the Oregon Ducks have really grown and improved. Right now, they are #9 in the country, and the whole community--the whole city of Springfield, they are really impacted and come together to watch these games. I think Oregon, or Eugene, is one of the greatest, you know, underrated little towns of sports, and it really brings people together."
This story was collected in conjunction with the national traveling exhibition "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America" by the Museum on Main Street program at the Smithsonian Institution. It is part of the "Be Here: Main Street" collection, intended to capture Americans' stories about their neighborhoods, waterways, towns, traditions, and personal experiences.