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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers owner Paul Allen donates $9 million to fight spread of Ebola

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen donated another $9 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. From the AP: Microsoft co-founder and Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has announced he is expanding his efforts to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa with a $9 million donation to the Centers for Disease...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL wants back in L.A, but questions must be answered first

After 19 years of dead ends, the NFL is taking another run at returning to Los Angeles. Solving that riddle will require some creative thinking and possibly an outside-the-box approach. The league is evaluating various sites in the L.A. area and looking into alternative financing models for a stadium, including paying for one itself as opposed to having an individual owner foot the...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen ranked top-3 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers presented max extension to LaMarcus Aldridge's representatives

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen and general manager Neil Olshey formally presented the representatives of three-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge a maximum contract extension in Los Angeles last week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Allen and Olshey met with Wasserman Media Group agents Thad Foucher and Arn Tellem to lay out the max contract extension scenarios available...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Seahawks Owner Paul Allen Shares Picture of Super Bowl Ring on Twitter

Late Thursday night Seattle Seahawks owner tweeted a picture of the team's Super Bowl ring. Whether you love or hate these guys there is no denying one thing--these rings are pretty freaking awesome!@PaulGAllen/Twitter Loading...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks get their Super Bowl rings (Photo)

The Seattle Seahawks received their Super Bowl rings on Thursday night. Framed by 12 gemstones. Engraved with 12 feathers. 12 Flags on top, bottom and the stem. Our #SuperBowlRing. — Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 20, 2014 @Seahawks #SuperBowlRing is the finishing touch to a #ChampionshipSeason. — Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks unveil Super Bowl rings

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl rings are beautiful. Team owner Paul Allen tweeted out a photo of them on Thursday night.
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers’ Draft Guide – Pros & Cons Of Making A Draft Pick

Excitement surrounding the draft is not something foreign to the front office of the hometown Trail Blazers. In the last two years the team has owned 3 lotteries picks and have made at least one second round selection each year as well. With owner Paul Allen being one of the biggest fans of the draft process, you really know what is going to happen around draft season in Portland...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 takeaways from Steve Ballmer buying the Clippers for $2 billion

Meet The New Boss10) That will teach rich guys to be racist9) With Paul Allen owning the Blazers, the Clips now have a much bigger rival than the Warriors8) It's a shame the sale didn't drag on, so the NBA could come in and sell the team off for what Donald Sterling paid for it7) There's no truth to the rumor that V. Stiviano has been on the NBA or Microsoft payroll for...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Owner Speaks Out Against Donald Sterling

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has joined the growing number of NBA owners speaking out about Donald Sterling. The Microsoft co-founder and billionaire said, “The kind of statements attributed to Clippers owner Donald Sterling, if true, are abhorrent, and not acceptable for the owner of an NBA franchise.” Allen added, “We at the Trail Blazers reject any and all...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Owner Speaks Out Against Donald Sterling

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has joined the growing number of NBA owners speaking out about Donald Sterling. The Microsoft co-founder and billionaire said, “The kind of statements attributed to Clippers owner Donald Sterling, if true, are abhorrent, and not acceptable for the owner of an NBA franchise.” Allen added, “We at the Trail Blazers reject any and all...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Allen & Seahawks Give Pete Carroll 3 Year Extension

Full Circle On Pete  Friday Morning, April 4, 2014 is the date that Pete Carroll will now remember for a very long time.  It’s the date that likely made the Seattle Seahawks’ Head Coach the highest paid NFL coach in history, for the next 3 years anyway. And rightfully so. The Seahawks are the reigning Super Bowl champions.  The Seahawks not only won the game, but they dominated...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks’ Paul Allen named one of best owners in NFL

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. Very rarely does having someone incompetent in the ultimate position of power not lead to disastrous results throughout the organization. And conversely, having the right person in charge tends to ultimately lead to success. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos and Videos from the Seahawks Super Bowl parade

Just the beginning. #seahawksparade #Celebrate48 — Julie Mitchell (@tukwilawiner) February 5, 2014 Crowd at NW gate. — Hawk&Sounderfan2014 (@Soundersfan2014) February 5, 2014 crowd starting early — Patton Richard (@ThePatton) February 5, 2014 @JessamynESPN 2nd Ave hasn't even officially...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Allen sings the praises of Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman

Seahawks owner Paul Allen is the NFL’s richest owner, with a net worth estimated buy Forbes at $15.8 billion. But when Allen talks about his football team, he sounds more like a fan than like a tycoon. In an interview with Charlie Rose that focused some on the Seahawks before venturing off into Microsoft and Allen’s less interesting endeavors, Allen talked about Seattle quarterback...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle not ruling out a future Super Bowl bid

A couple of years ago, conflicting information emerged regarding whether Seattle would be launching a bid to host the Super Bowl. It hasn’t happened yet, but it still could. “[W]e are trying to position ourselves so we can put it in when the time is right,” Seattle Sports Commission executive director Ralph Mortion said Friday, via the Tacoma News Tribune. Morton has no...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Allen gushes about Seahawks, Trail Blazers

With the Seattle Seahawks just 10 days away from the Super Bowl and the Portland Trail Blazers among the top teams in the NBA's Western Conference, Paul Allen was happy to talk about the success of his teams. Allen, who normally shies away from the spotlight, volunteered his thoughts during halftime of Portland's game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. The Seahawks...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 12 consolations for Niner Fans

You Still Live Here, So Quit **********) There's a really good chance the NFL changes the challenge rules so that the Navarro Bowman tragic fumble play never happens like that again11) You got a lot closer to winning than the last time you went to Seattle10) There's a good chance that Jim Harbaugh has learned a valuable lesson about how freaking out at the refs isn't...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks owner Paul Allen raises flag

Seahawks owner Paul Allen raised the ''12th Man'' flag before kickoff for the second time since the team started the tradition. The only other time Allen raised the flag was before the 2005 NFC championship game when Seattle beat Carolina 34-13 for its only Super Bowl trip. As he did the previous time he raised the flag, Allen walked to the railing and waved a towel...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ann Wilson Rocks The 12 Jersey In Seattle

((HT: NFL on FOX))Okay...We're going to leave it up to you...???Did Heart's Ann Wilson kill singing the National Anthem, or did she destroy it...???Paul Allen raised the 12 Flag...And some guy named Macklemore did the half time show...Whoever he is...
Via Online Sports Guys
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks owner Allen to fund brain injury research

As the only owner of an NFL team with a brain research laboratory, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is in a unique position to study whether repeated blows to the head can lead to dementia. The owner of the Seahawks announced Thursday he will pay for a two-year, $2.4 million study by scientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the University of Washington in Seattle....
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Football Fans Will Die Quietly In Portland

Well here we go again football fans. It is safe to assume that we have all come to the conclusion that Portland will never get an NFL team. I am not sure that even if we could, that we would want Jacksonville or Tampa Bay. Well, maybe we would but still, it is never going to happen and we have all moved on from this fact. Seattle is our home team and always will be for most of us...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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