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When Does Smart Become Too Smart?

In the wake of a myriad of moves some might deem questionable by former Oregon and present day Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, I’ve been left to ponder:  How smart is too smart? From a literal standpoint, the answer to the aforementioned question is obviously non-existent.  Intelligence by no means is a liability.  But at times, and in isolated situations, people...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Tweets of the Week: Paul Allen Calls #llamadrama

greatest TD of the year pic.twitter.com/GaKleZXFak — WSHH FANS (@WORIDSTARHlPHOP) February 26, 2015 The post Tweets of the Week: Paul Allen Calls #llamadrama appeared first on Purple Jesus Diaries.
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks, Blazers owner claims he found long-lost sunken WWII battleship

  The Seattle Seahawks' inability to find the end zone late in Super Bowl XLIX cost them a second consecutive Super Bowl. Little more than a month later, their owner has struck pay dirt, and the prize is quite a bit more impressive than the Lombardi Trophy. Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found a massive Japanese World War II battleship...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top 10 Announcing Meltdowns

Last night Bobby Knight gave us the announcing equivalent of him throwing a chair across the floor.  He interrupted his own broadcast to yell at fans who were blocking his view of the action.  It can’t be overstated how bizarre and surreal this was.  Knight didn’t wait till commercial, he didn’t take off his headset, he just went ahead and exploded in front of the nation...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerome Kersey – Portland’s Biggest Fan

Portland lost a local legend on Wednesday night, as Jerome Kersey was pronounced dead, the cause reported to be a blood clot in his calf that moved in to his lung. Kersey was just 52, and just six months from turning 53 at the time of his death. Kersey was known mostly for playing basketball for a town that embraces its athletes in ways many other places might find foreign. But the...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Reasons To Love The Blazers, Five To Unlove

LOVE THE BLAZERS Paul Allen. We’ve seen how other computer billionaires handle their teams. Mr. Allen is no Steve Ballmer? That’s good because Ballmer’s more than one of a kind. He’s one of a different kind. If computer guys didn’t like the nerd label, or didn’t before they got rich, this guy shows why. Hey Steve, catch your Zoomba class before a Clippers’ game, not...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Great Jerome Kersey Passes Suddenly Following Knee Surgery at Age 52

Portland Trail Blazers great Jerome Kersey had knee surgery on Monday. Later, on Wednesday, Kersey died unexpectedly in a Tualatin hospital. He was 52. The Trail Blazers released the following:A beloved figure and one of the most prolific Portland Trail Blazers, Jerome Kersey, has passed away at age 52. Cause of death has not been confirmed. A long-time resident of Portland after...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Blazers legend Jerome Kersey dies

Jerome Kersey, one of the league's all-time most underrated hustlers, passed away Wednesday at the age of 52. Kersey spent the first 11 of his 17-year career with the Portland Trail Blazers, playing in two Finals (1990 and 1992). He started at small forward and compiled averages of 12.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game with the Blazers. Here is the Blazers' press release on Kersey...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Bench Sounds: Uncensored, But Not Really

The Vikings (and the NFL in general) have taken a pleasant turn this offseason as they have started putting team videos up on YouTube. This allows for NFL content on YouTube of higher quality, and also for people to share their product. What a novel idea! If you haven’t, check out the Vikings YouTube channel for some watered down bull ****, probably. I haven’t actually bothered...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen fares well in Power Rankings

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership are the ones that inevitably compete for championships year in and year out, while franchises with less stable structures at the top are typically mired in mediocrity or stuck in the cellar. That’s what makes cover32′s...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks' 12th Man license set to expire in 2016

It might be time to pay up. The Seattle Seahawks have an upcoming issue on their hands as the license that allows them to use the "12th Man' slogan will expire next year. The phrase was trademarked by Texas A&M University in 1990 and litigation against the Seahawks allowed the NFL franchise to use it at a price of $5,000 a year. The Seahawks and Texas A&M made the original...
Via Fox Sports
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: What will the Seattle Seahawks wear this year for the Super bowl?

If you’re like me you’re still having a hard time believing that the Seattle Seahawks are going back to the Super bowl. Maybe one day it will finally sink in that they actually beat the Green Bay Packers in that ridiculous NFC Championship game. Until then, I’m doing what I can to snap out of it and get excited for the Super bowl in Arizona. Even though it’s a neutral site...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill and Melinda Gates making Super Bowl plans

SEATTLE (AP) Melinda Gates says she and her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, are most likely going to see their hometown team play in the Super Bowl. Their friend and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is the owner of the Seattle Seahawks, so they shouldn't have any trouble picking up some tickets to the game on Feb. 1 in Arizona. When asked during an Associated Press interview...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey gets contract extension

  The Portland Trail Blazers have signed general manager Neil Olshey to a multiyear contract extension. Team owner Paul Allen praised Olshey for rebuilding the team to a playoff contender. The Blazers advanced out of the first round of the playoffs last season before eventually falling to the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals. Terms of the extension...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Blazers sign GM Neil Olshey to contract extension

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers have signed general manager Neil Olshey to a multiyear contract association. Team owner Paul Allen praised Olshey for rebuilding the team to a playoff contender. The Blazers advanced out of the first round of the playoffs last season before eventually falling to the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pass rush monster Cliff Avril gets another four years with Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen’s pen has been pretty busy this week. Yesterday the Seahawks gave outside linebacker K.J. Wright a four-year extension. Today they followed it up by inking edge rush monster Cliff Avril to a four-year deal as well, according to Ian Rapoport: #Seahawks have signed pass-rusher Cliff Avril to a 4-year extension worth $28.5M with $16M guaranteed,...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

A Change to The Penalty Law – Triple Punishment to be Reviewed

A striker is through on goal and hares into the penalty area with just the keeper to beat.   The last covering defender though has a chance to make a last ditch tackle and prevent the striker from getting a shot off; they take a chance and dive in. The tackle is mistimed and instead of making a clean challenge the defender fouls the striker. The referee spots the infringement...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks, Blazers owner Paul Allen commits $100M to 'tackle Ebola'

Paul Allen, billionaire philanthropist and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, has pledged $100 million toward the effort to "Tackle Ebola." Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, is supporting the development of two medevac containment units that will be used to safely evacuate medical professionals from West Africa. In order to address the expense of medevac...
Via Fox Sports
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard Still Trying To Sell His Oregon Lake House Dump — $2.595 Million

  Kevin Pritchard had a sweet house on prestigious Lake Oswego, was the Trail Blazers GM and Paul Allen fired him just one...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats owner Ted Lerner richest MLB owner according to Forbes

Who is the richest owner in Major League Baseball? Well, you’ve guessed it Nationals owner Ted Lerner. He is worth an estimated $4.5 billion, 10th highest among American sports owners. Monday Forbes released its 2014 list of the 400 Richest Americans. Sports, of course, had a heavy presence on the list led by two Microsoft associates Steve Ballmer and Paul Allen. Considering...
Via KCM Sports
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Minnesota Wild Line Combinations

On my way home from classes this morning, I was listening to Paul Allen and Michael Russo on the Nine to Noon show on KFAN for some preseason Minnesota Wild talk. Right now it looks as if Parise is playing with Granlund and Pominville, which puts Vanek down with Koivu and Coyle.Now I know that many of us Wild rubes wanted to see Vanek with Pommer and Granny, however, according to...
Via Goon's World
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Look Dominant in Victory Over St. Louis

For years the phrase that has been known with the Minnesota Vikings has been “And he’s loose!” That decibel-shattering call has belonged to radio announcer Paul Allen as Adrian Peterson gets going on a electrifying touchdown.But as the Vikings began their 2014 season with a 34-6 win over the St. Louis Rams in Week 1, perhaps that saying will turn into “...and they’re loose...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL To Portland – Gary, Please Don’t Screw This One Up

Believe it or not, hockey is experiencing a bit of a renaissance in America. Even with its inaccessibility for many children in many parts of the country, its strong presence and stigma as Canada’s sport, and a staggering lack of diversity in an increasingly diverse and inter-connected world, hockey television ratings have never been higher for both the regular season and the Stanley...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Why It Might Be A Good Thing For The Portland Trail Blazers If Damian Lillard Gets Left Off Of Team USA

After 2 mostly unremarkable exhibition games for Team USA, it seems as if Damian Lillard’s status with the team is firmly up in the air. There appear to be a group of 7 or 8 “locks” to make the squad, leaving the remaining 8 players to battle over the final 4 roster spots. Even with LeBron James, Kevin Durant and a majority of the top-level superstars staying home for this...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 12 reasons why the NFL is making the Super Bowl halftime show pay to play

What Bats SaysNo, seriously.12) Roger Goodell needs a raise11) Massive class-action lawsuits from generations of brain-damaged ex-employees don't just pay themselves10) Sets the important first step of precedent towards getting Paul Allen the opportunity to engage in a full-on Jimi Hendrix wank9) The gig really is so flush with credibility, paying for it doesn't hurt an artist's...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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