On this date: Paul Allen’s purchase of team completed

Paul Allen

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 30:

1997: Bob Whitsitt, president of Football Northwest, signs the paperwork to complete Paul Allen’s purchase of the Seahawks. Under Allen’s ownership, the Seahawks have won the only conference championship in franchise history, played in the Super Bowl, won six division titles and advanced to the playoffs eight times.


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On this date: Re-designed logo, new colors announced

Anthony Simmons

Seahawks linebacker Anthony Simmons models the club’s new-look uniforms in 2002

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on March 1:

2002: The team announces a re-designed logo and new colors – Seahawks blue, Seahawks navy and Seahawks bright green – to coincide with the move into its new stadium that was built on the site where the Kingdome had been and also to the NFC West as part of the NFL’s realignment. “The new ‘Hawk, he’s leaner, he’s meaner, he’s tougher, he’s got a little attitude, and I think he’s ready to compete in the NFC,” then-club president Bob Whitsitt said.

Take a look at the evolution of the Seahawks uniform here.


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On this date: Seahawks end playoff-victory drought

Mike Holmgren, Paul Allen

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 14:

1999: New head coach Mike Holmgren hires eight assistants from his staff with the Packers to join him with Seahawks: Mike Sherman, offensive coordinator/tight ends; Fritz Shurmur, defensive coordinator; Tom Lovat, offensive line; Larry Brooks, defensive line; Nolan Cromwell, wide receivers; Jim Lind, linebackers; Ken Flajole, defensive backs; and Kent Johnson, strength and conditioning.

2005: Bob Whitsitt is relieved of his duties as president of football operations.

2006: The Seahawks win their first playoff game since 1984 with a 20-10 victory over the Redskins in a Wild Card game in Seattle. Darrell Jackson catches nine passes for 143 yards and a touchdown, while Matt Hasselbeck also runs for TD.

2007: Robbie Gould kicks a 41-yard field goal to tie the game with 4½ minutes remaining in regulation and then hits a 49-yarder in overtime to give the Bears a 27-24 victory over the Seahawks in a divisional playoff game at Soldier Field. Shaun Alexander runs for 108 yards and two touchdowns, but is stopped for a 2-yard loss on a fourth-and-1 play from the Bears’ 44-yard line with two minutes left in regulation.


On this date: Allen’s ownership approved

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Aug. 19:

1997: Football Northwest is approved as the new owners of the Seahawks by the other owners in the NFL. The organization is the football section of the far-reaching umbrella controlled by Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who purchased the team from former owner Ken Behring.

“It’s great. It’s exciting. And we’re happy that piece is behind us,” is the way club executive Bob Whitsitt views the needed approval. “But I think the biggest thing was when we actually signed the option (to purchase the franchise on June 30).”


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On this date: Final step in Allen’s purchase of Seahawks

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on June 30:

1997: Bob Whitsitt, president of Football Northwest, signs the paperwork to complete Paul Allen’s purchase of the Seahawks.


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On this date

A look at the memorable – and not-so-memorable – moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 14:

1999: New head coach Mike Holmgren hires eight assistants from his staff with the Packers to join him with Seahawks: Mike Sherman, offensive coordinator/tight ends; Fritz Shurmur, defensive coordinator; Tom Lovat, offensive line; Larry Brooks, defensive line; Nolan Cromwell, wide receivers; Jim Lind, linebackers; Ken Flajole, defensive backs; and Kent Johnson, strength and conditioning.

2005: Bob Whitsitt is relieved of his duties as president of football operations.

2006: The Seahawks win their first playoff game since 1984 with a 20-10 victory over the Redskins in a wild-card game in Seattle. Darrell Jackson catches nine passes for 143 yards and a touchdown, while Matt Hasselbeck runs for TD.

2007: Robbie Gould kicks a 41-yard field goal to tie the game with 4½ minutes remaining in regulation and then hits a 49-yarder in overtime to give the Bears a 27-24 victory over the Seahawks in a divisional playoff game at Soldier Field. Shaun Alexander runs for 108 yards and two touchdowns, but is stopped for a 2-yard loss on a fourth-and-1 play from the Bears’ 44-yard line with two minutes left in regulation.


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