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July 20, 2010
Age: 58 Born: Sept. 8, 1951, Boston. Education: Bachelor's degree from Clark University, a master's degree in psychology from Boston University, and a Ph.D in social policy from Brandeis University. Job: Bought the Eagles from Norman Braman for $185 million in 1994. Previous jobs: President and chief executive officer of Chestnut Hill Productions, a Los Angeles-based film company he formed in 1985. Family: Lives in Wynnewood with wife Christina and their teenaged son and daughter.
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March 24, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THERE WAS a moment Tuesday when Jeffrey Lurie sounded like a man capable of regaining some of the public trust he'd cost himself over the previous few years. It occurred roughly 11 minutes into a question-and-answer session with reporters in a Boca Raton, Fla., hotel, and it detailed something that sounded remarkably close to a coherent vision for his franchise. The Eagles' owner talked about the treasure trove of data now available to teams as they search for ways to improve the success rate of their decision-making.
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May 7, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie married Philadelphia resident Tina Lai in a private ceremony this weekend. Lurie, 61, announced last July that he and Christina Weiss Lurie were getting divorced after 20 years of marriage. Lai will have no official role in the Eagles organization. The wedding was attended by family and close friends. "I am happy and excited as Tina and I begin our lives together," Lurie said in a statement. Lai, 39, is from a family that owns restaurants in Philadelphia, including the Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown and the Vietnam Cafe in University City.
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May 7, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie tied the knot this weekend with Tina Lai in small ceremony. Lai, who was born in 1973, took over managing Vietnam Restaurant in 2008 from her brother, Benny Lai , but no longer works at the Chinatown staple. (Seriously, summer rolls to die for over there.) "We're very excited for Tina and Jeffrey," said a rep for the family, who also owns Vietnam Cafe in West Philadelphia, adding that they would like to keep the matter personal. Lai is the youngest of eight siblings.
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December 8, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Jeffery Lurie was sweating, his tufty white hair a-muss, but the spring in his bobbing gait had a youthful zest to it. Asked to stop and speak, he politely declined. He had said enough for one day. Lurie had just "broken it down" after the Eagles' 35-28 upset of the team he once loved; the team he tried to buy. After a win, and after Chip Kelly addresses the club, the team allows that day's hero to go to the middle of the team huddle and send the Eagles off with inspiration; break it down, as it were.
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January 2, 2013
This is a post from Rich Hofmann's blog, The Idle Rich, on Philly.com HIS OFFICE? Your office? "His office," Jeffrey Lurie said. "When Andy and I talked, especially about these kinds of things, it was usually in his office. I just thought you showed respect by doing it that way. " It was coming up on 9 o'clock on Monday morning. That is when the Eagles' owner took the walk down the hall, the walk that he had been dreading. Out the door, down the hall, into a common area and then over to the football side of the NovaCare Complex.
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December 3, 2012 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
"You won't hear me talking about this during the season. . . . I don't like situations to become sideshows. It's just not my style. I'll reflect and analyze afterwards, and that's what I've always done. " - Jeffrey Lurie, Aug. 30, 2012 One man's situation is another's sideshow it would seem, but after what took place Monday night in Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles' season is officially only one bearded lady and one sword swallower from any given summer night in Wildwood.
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January 4, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
Here's a proposition for Jeffrey Lurie, something that should add a little incentive as he sets out to hire a new head coach for the Eagles. The way things have turned out, Lurie is competing for a coach with longtime friend and colleague Joe Banner, who now runs the Cleveland Browns. That competition goes a long way toward explaining the veiled insults and revisionist history Lurie wove into his news conference Monday. Meanwhile, Andy Reid's search for a new job has led to interviews with Kansas City and Arizona, two places where the owners are not exactly perceived as gold-standard material.
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December 31, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
TURNS OUT, Jeffrey Lurie was not as thrilled to hand full personnel power over to Chip Kelly as Lurie said he was a year ago. Maybe this was a revisionist portrayal Wednesday on the part of the owner. He doesn't want to come off as fickle or easily fooled, as he tries to get fans believing in his ability to shepherd another coaching search, in the wake of his abrupt firing of Kelly on Tuesday evening. But as Lurie took the NovaCare auditorium stage and tried to explain his decision to end the three-year Kelly era, along with all the Kelly innovation and fresh thinking Lurie had championed, he seemed to say he acceded to Kelly's demands only so that if everything went south, the coach couldn't complain he wasn't given what he said he needed to succeed.
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September 14, 2016 | By John Smallwood, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
CONSIDERING the carryover effect from the Eagles' season-opening victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, few people likely noticed that rookie coach Doug Pederson began his first real day-after news conference the same way his old boss, Andy Reid, began each one of his for more than a decade in Philadelphia: with an injury update. The first thing Pederson did after stepping to the podium at the NovaCare Center was talk about the health of his team, including the fact that tight end Zach Ertz and cornerback Leodis McKelvin were "day-to-day" after getting hurt Sunday.
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September 13, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It was a bright, sunny afternoon full of "wow" moments for the Eagles and their fans Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field and the man who owns the football team did not hesitate when asked for his favorite. "Fourth-and-four," Jeffrey Lurie said inside the Eagles' locker room following a 29-10 opening-day win over the Cleveland Browns. Fourth-and-four from the Cleveland 40. It was midway through the third quarter and the Eagles had a chance to stomp on the Browns' throat shortly after taking a 15-10 lead on a gift safety.
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September 13, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
'CITIES ARE always looking for a hero. Whenever a franchise quarterback comes along, they end up being that beacon of hope. " Malcolm Jenkins was there when Drew Brees put on a cape and saved New Orleans. He was there Sunday when Philadelphia found her hero. The Eagles mortgaged their world on Carson Wentz, a small-school quarterback from Bismarck, N.D., population slightly less than the 69,596 who witnessed his ascension Sunday. Wentz was beating Weber State a year ago. The Cleveland Browns might not be much more of a challenge but that shouldn't diminish Wentz's sparkling debut: 22-for-37, 278 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions.
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September 9, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
When owner Jeffrey Lurie decided to "take back" his team and fire Chip Kelly with one game remaining in the 2015 season, he also opted to take the Eagles back to a time when the power within the organization was better balanced between the coaching staff and the player personnel department. Or, at least, that was the plan. How it plays out might be something else, but the Eagles begin the 2016 season with a far more traditional structure on the surface than the one that had taken hold when Kelly completed a power grab in the third year of his tenure.
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September 2, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Last year, the would-be NFL general manager met with the wise and accomplished former player personnel executive, and the two of them discussed the question that came to define the Eagles' 2016 offseason: What is the best way to find a great player at the most important position in football? The men spent a few days together, probing each other's mind to flesh out their respective philosophies about the search for a franchise quarterback. Finally, the elder man persuaded his conversation partner that the best course of action was to do the exact opposite of what the Eagles did during the 2016 offseason.
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August 29, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
INDIANAPOLIS - Carson Wentz went through a throwing session on the field before the game Saturday night against the Indianapolis Colts. Wentz threw under the direction of offensive assistants and with owner Jeffrey Lurie and executive Howie Roseman watching. The rookie quarterback missed his second consecutive preseason game with a hairline fracture in his ribs, but his health appeared to be improved during the strong showing. He made all the throws and moved around without any apparent problem, a good sign in his quest to play in the preseason finale Thursday against the Jets.
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August 28, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
So here we are again at the third week of the NFL exhibition schedule. It was at this point a year ago that the Eagles' expectations spiked during the brief and fascinating tenure of Charles Sherman Kelly. New quarterback Sam Bradford had just led the team to three touchdowns in three series in a rout over the highly regarded Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. You would have thought afterward that the Eagles' charter flight was headed straight to Santa Clara, Calif. - site of Super Bowl 50 - instead of back to Philadelphia.
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August 25, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THE MOST remarkable thing about this edition of the Philadelphia Eagles is its staggering unremarkableness. No team in Jeffrey Lurie's era of ownership has featured less dynamic star power to act as the voices of the team. Leadership is intangible, and leadership is often dismissed, but leadership in a brutal, short-term job like the NFL cannot be overstated. All good teams have capable leaders, and the best leaders combine talent on the field with the ability to articulate issues off the field; and, if necessary, administer justice in the locker room.
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August 22, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
Michael Vick has become the Eagles' model for successful rehabilitation projects, but what Doug Pederson, Howie Roseman, and Jeffrey Lurie have failed to put into the proper context is that Andy Reid took that gamble 10 years into his tenure as Eagles coach, and only as his position atop the team became more tenuous. Vick, for the most part, was a model citizen and he even gave the Eagles a few hurrahs. But in the end he flamed out. Reid took a similar risk in drafting DeSean Jackson, but, again, it was only late into his term.
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August 18, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
DOUG PEDERSON stepped up to the microphone at the NovaCare Complex on Tuesday with a couple of pages ripped from the Andy Reid playbook. First he ducked the most anticipated answer of the day, the apparent timeline discrepancy over Lane Johnson's account of when he informed team officials of his PED violation and when the coach learned of it. Then, in addressing the trade for Dorial Green-Beckham, a talented athlete with a troubled past, he conjured the...
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