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Friday Round-Up: Portland Trail Blazers Pay Tribute To Paul Allen 

The Portland Trail Blazers used their regular-season opener to pay tribute to their owner Paul Allen, who died Monday from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Seattle.


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Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Friday, October 19 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Blazers Honor Allen

Seattle Sounders FC paid tribute to Paul Allen during the club's playoff-clinching win on Wednesday night, and the next evening, the Portland Trail Blazers dedicated their regular-season opener to Allen, who passed Monday from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Seattle.

Allen, who co-owned the Sounders and owned the NBA's Blazers along with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, was honored in a variety of ways at Portland's Moda Center.

A single rose and white Rip City hat similar to what Allen would often wear to games were left sitting on Allen's seat along the baseline. Blazers players wore black bands on their jerseys with Allen's initials, PGA, on display, and that same PGA logo was painted on the sideline near Portland's bench. A memorial was created at the large Rip City sign outside the arena. Music from Allen's band, Paul Allen and the Underthinkers, was played throughout the evening. And star point guard Damian Lillard showed support for Allen by showcasing an airbrushed guitar on his sneakers along with the years 1988-2018, the years Allen owned the team.

Here's a few Allen-related images from the Blazers' opening-night victory over the Los Angeles Lakers:

"I've been reading a lot of the tributes to Paul over the last few days and what an extraordinary man he was," Portland coach Terry Stotts said before the game, via "Not only in sports, but in the world in general. I probably, when we honor him, will just be thinking about the impact on the lives that he's had around the world beyond basketball. Just, it was a phenomenal life, and it's really hard to really wrap your mind around it."

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from UCF Football, which shares a short video of Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin and his twin brother, Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin, back visiting the school they attended:

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