We compete on the athletic fields, courts, courses, etc. However this should be included at Jordan-Hare, Samford, Neyland, and all other stadiums in the SEC.
I normally don’t post about what is essentially a local story on the other side of the United States from where this Blog originates, but Paul Allen has had a pronounced influence on my life, though we never met. He also touches the sports world; this part of the story.
In the first Seahawks home game since Paul Allen passed away, the NFL franchise honored its late owner with a tribute video and special 12th Man flag raising before Sunday’s game against Los Angeles.
Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who died on Oct. 15 at the age of 65, purchased the Seahawks in 1996, effectively saving the team from leaving town. He owned the franchise for more than 20 years, guiding the Seahawks during their most successful stretch in team history, winning three NFC championship trophies and bringing home the Lombardi Trophy as Super Bowl champs in 2013.
As part of a celebration for Allen’s 20th year of ownership, the Seahawks published a four-part series on its website last year that details how his leadership style helped create a winning culture within the franchise and a positive impact on Seattle itself. Allen was frequently seen in the locker room after games. In 2015, Seahawks general manager John Schneider told 710 ESPN that he compiles a report after each game for Allen.
This story was originally written on May 16, 2017. Since that time, the Warriors have won a championship with Kevin Durant being the MVP. They are well on their way to that mark again, but Houston has a formidable team this year, led by all-world James Harden and the extremely underrated Chris Paul.
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