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...
A lot of fans have been follwing the Seattle Seahawks since day one (1976), never missing out on a single game. I can’t claim to have been a fan that long, but there are plenty of you out there that can. However, how many of you can claim that your undying devotion to the team saved our beloved Seahawks in their darkest hour?
In 1996, then-owner of the Seahawks, Ken Behring unceremoniously...
Last Wednesday, February 5, 2014, the Seattle Seahawks had a parade to celebrate their Super Bowl XLVIII championship. Only the second of its kind in Seattle history (the first celebrated the Seattle Sonics’ 1979 NBA Championship), the event attracted 700,000+ fans from around the area. Here was my front row seat to share with you.
7:56 AM – I caught the bus like I do...
Just the beginning. #seahawksparade #Celebrate48 pic.twitter.com/U7sFHQlsSC
— Julie Mitchell (@tukwilawiner) February 5, 2014
Crowd at NW gate. pic.twitter.com/xBMipPPHHB
— Hawk&Sounderfan2014 (@Soundersfan2014) February 5, 2014
crowd starting early pic.twitter.com/ZXd80WFuzM
— Patton Richard (@ThePatton) February 5, 2014
@JessamynESPN 2nd Ave hasn't even officially...
(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer The guitar riffs ripped from the hotel ballroom where owner Paul Allen's band was performing and filled the lobby. Down on the lower level, Hall of Famer Walter Jones posed for pictures with exuberant fans.
This celebration in the wee hours of Monday morning was what Pete Carroll envisioned when he arrived...
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February 04, 2014
(photo credit: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
Just a list of random thoughts I had during and after the game (not in order)..
Congrats to the Seahawks on winning championship #1
I’m claiming a conspiracy if the Blazers win the NBA Finals (Paul Allen owns both POR and SEA teams)
Broncos QB Peyton Manning can no longer be considered the G.O.A.T. when it comes to QBs
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...
Denver, Colorado vs Seattle, Washington
Denver- The Mile-High City
Seattle- The Emerald City/Queen City
Best Known For
Denver- Legalizing marijuana, Chipotle Mexican Grill, High altitude ( 5,280 feet above sea level) and Quizno’s Subs
Seattle- Legalizing marijuana, The Seattle skyline, The Space Needle, Grunge...
The biggest sporting event of the entire year is this Sunday and in the Pacific Northwest, it is even bigger than most years. The Seattle Seahawks dominated the entire season behind a suffocating defense and will meet up with the most dominant offense in the league, the Denver Broncos. This complete contrast in style is setting the stage for an epic battle in the Super Bowl.
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...
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.
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January 24, 2014
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...
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...
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January 20, 2014
((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...
Watch the draw for the FA Cup Fourth Round, which will be streamed live on World Soccer Talk beginning at approximately 9am ET, courtesy of The FA. Find out who will play whom in the next round of the oldest club soccer tournament in the world.
The draw will be conducted by Martin Allen and Paul Allen, two former West Ham United footballers who are also brothers.
The Fourth Round...
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....
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November 21, 2013
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...
Paul Allen and Macklemore took in Sunday's Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Titans game.
TIBCO CEO Vivek Ranadive isn’t merely content with his successful 11th-hour rescue operation of the Sacramento Kings. He’s on a mission to prove to the eight NBA owners who approved a relocation of the Kings to Seattle that they really screwed up:
.@Vivek on 8 franchises that voted with Seattle:”We’re going to beat those teams.”
— Dale Kasler (@dakasler) October 4, 2013...
Another NHL season begins tonight and Portland is not involved. When the puck drops in Chicago, Portland and the greater US Pacific Northwest will still be a minor-league hockey entity. It was so very close to being so very different.
According to various reports published in The Oregonian, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, and NBC Sports' Pro Hockey Talk, Paul Allen was ready...
Forbes' "Richest 400 Americans" includes 14 owners in the NBA, headlined by Paul Allen of the Portland Trail Blazers, who also owns the Seattle Seahawks.
The richest NBA owner is Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos, who comes in at No. 60 on the list with a net worth of $6.8 billion.
There are 12 other NBA owners on the list, including Kroenke (Nuggets), Micky Arison (Heat...
September 16, 2013
Forbes released it’s top-400 richest people in America and the NBA had thirteen of it’s owners to make the cut. Paul Allen tops the list for all NBA owners at $15.8 billion, Allen owns the Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks and is the co-founder of Microsoft.
Here’s the list of the remaining owners: Micky Arison (Miami Heat, $5.9 billion), Stan Kroenke (Denver Nuggets...
With injuries to Brandon Roy and Greg Oden that ended their tenures with the Portland Trail Blazers, the franchise has remained a fringe playoff team.
Damian Lillard was the NBA's Rookie of the Year last season and the Blazers have resisted trading LaMarcus Aldridge for younger players.
"Paul Allen has never wanted to rebuild," says Neil Olshey. "He does not want...
Goodbye, Rose Garden. Hello, Moda Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers announced a 10-year agreement with insurance provider Moda Health on Tuesday to rename the Rose Garden.
Blazers President Chris McGowan says a new logo should be unveiled within about a month, and the team hopes much of the new signage will be up by the season's home opener on Nov. 2 against San Antonio.
Looks like Seattle Seahawks’ fans won’t have to worry about any blackouts this season. The team has sold-out all their home games for the regular season.
Seahawks’ owner Paul Allen tweeted out the news on Tuesday noting there are a limited number of wheelchair only spots and some tickets to the two preseason games.
All @Seahawks reg season hm games now completely sold out excpt...