The Seahawks honored its late owner with a tribute video and special 12th Man flag raising before Sunday’s game against Los Angeles. (GeekWire Photos / Kevin Lisota)
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.
On Sunday at CenturyLink Field — a stadium that wouldn’t exist without Allen — “PGA” logos were painted on the field, a nod to Allen’s initials. The team also played a video on the big screen featuring interviews with people including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, and others who remembered Allen as an invaluable leader for both the Seahawks and the city of Seattle.
Minutes later, as part of the …read more