Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/13/12
Dear Mr. Allen, First off, I would like to congratulate you on your recovery from leukemia. You are a survivor and the fight that you have shown in the face of adversity is a trait to be admired and is an inspiration to those that feel they are taking a lonely walk towards the valley of death. The letter that you wrote a few days ago to the public was nice to see. It was cute actually. All of us wish we knew you a little bit deeper than we actually do. The spats about any octopus on Twitter with columnist John Canzano, while funny, do not make the most sense, because we do not understand you. All we know is your actions with the Trail Blazers and for football fans, the Seattle Seahawks. As far as the team is concerned, I want to keep this short. It boils down to your personnel decisions or lack of them and a loyal fan base that is undervalued. Performance reflects leadership and from a distance it appears that there is an absence of both. Within this equation is a general manager w...
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