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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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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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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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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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January 1, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jeffrey Lurie said that he was holding Howie Roseman accountable for only the 2012 season when the Eagles owner explained Monday why he was retaining the general manager. "The mistakes that were made in the 2011 draft have little or nothing to do with Howie's evaluations," Lurie said. "I think it was important for me to own up to the mistakes that were made and understand where they were coming from, and it was awfully clear. So an effort was made to streamline the entire operation.
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March 20, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - Jeffrey Lurie's presence at the Eagles private workout with top quarterback prospect Geno Smith last week was conspicuous because the team owner rarely takes part in such excursions. Lurie said Monday it was the first time he's attended a scouting trip since 1999, when the Eagles selected Donovan McNabb with the No. 2 overall pick. That is revealing for two reasons. It shows the importance of the Eagles' No. 4 overall pick, the earliest they've picked since nabbing McNabb.
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July 21, 2010 | By Ashley Fox, Inquirer Staff Writer
Christina Lurie leaves the Eagles conference room at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia, then turns and has one final thought. "Give a plug for Inside Job ," she says. Inside Job is the most recent documentary that Christina and Jeffrey Lurie, the owners of the Eagles, have executive-produced through their documentary film company, Screen Pass Pictures. They are filmmakers by trade. Jeffrey Lurie made three movies - V.I. Warshawski , Sweet Hearts Dance , and I Love You To Death - before leaving Hollywood to buy the Eagles in 1994.
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December 1, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
While the NFL might be America's game, it can occasionally be as incomprehensible as cricket. There's the coded lingo quarterbacks shout at the line of scrimmage. There's the league's complex salary cap. There's Dan Snyder. But for me the league's least understandable element is something that ought to be simple to explain but never really has been: Why does the richest sports entity in the universe have the lowest average salary of any of the four major professional sports leagues?
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November 23, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Joe Banner woke up Thursday morning in Delray Beach, Fla., where the forecast high was 77 degrees. All things considered, he would have rather been in Cleveland, where the natives had to deal with a record low of 10 degrees Tuesday and nearly 10 inches of snow the week before. Taking the temperature of the former Eagles president who was surprisingly fired as the Browns CEO earlier this year after just 16 months on the job is complicated. For the first season since being hired by his boyhood friend Jeffrey Lurie to help run the Eagles in 1994, Banner is not part of running an NFL franchise.
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September 8, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy was fiddling with the toe cap he's been wearing since he injured his big toe a few weeks ago. The Eagles running back was sitting at his locker stall after practice Thursday and he wanted to clear something up. A question about his relationship with Andy Reid as opposed to his still-evolving one with Chip Kelly elicited the following response: "Everybody thinks for some reason there's tension between us. There's no tension," McCoy...
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September 5, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gus Bradley stayed in Philadelphia on Jan. 15, 2013, after an interview with the Eagles, one day away from potentially succeeding Andy Reid as the team's head coach. If not for Chip Kelly's change of heart, Bradley likely would have been hired in Philadelphia and not by the Jacksonville Jaguars. In fact, Reid called Bradley to talk to him about the Eagles job. "He called me and . . . just said, 'Hey, Gus, I know you're there, I just want to tell you Philadelphia is a great place, a great organization, an unbelievable opportunity,' " Bradley said Wednesday.
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September 1, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
For many fans, the replica NFL jerseys they've been purchasing in ever-growing numbers since the 1990s are religious vestments. Donned with faith on Sundays, imbued with spiritual significance, their unique color and design reveal their wearers' sectarian leanings, their communion with fellow believers. Alter these sacred garments and you risk being tarred as a heretic. If Eagles supporters needed a reason to dislike Jeffrey Lurie - and this being Philadelphia, antipathy toward ownership is as natural a state as low expectations - he provided them with a solid one not long after purchasing the team in 1994.
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August 15, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - They remain, by far, the most infamous words of Jeffrey Lurie's 20 years as Eagles owner. Gold standard. Those two words have stuck to the man like Gorilla Glue. Eleven years have passed since Lurie uttered that ill-timed and poorly conceived phrase that has been used against him in the court of public opinion. The funny thing is, Lurie's intended message was not that far off base. It's important to point out the entirety of what the Eagles owner said that day in 2003.
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August 14, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Jeffrey Lurie purchased the Eagles 20 years ago after a failed attempt to buy the New England Patriots. Reflecting on that period at the Patriots' practice field Tuesday, the Eagles owner said he has not looked back and is grateful that an opportunity came up in Philadelphia. "I sort of love the fact that I was able to buy a team where it was more urban because the Patriots were in Foxborough," Lurie said. "A fan base like the Eagles, one of the old-line franchises.
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August 1, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeffrey Lurie praised Chip Kelly and Nick Foles, but the Eagles owner stopped short of raising expectations for his coach and starting quarterback after a better-than-anticipated 2013 season. During an impromptu interview after Wednesday's practice at the NovaCare Complex, Lurie made it obvious that he is pleased with the state of his franchise. Kelly guided the Eagles to an NFC East crown in his first year, Foles set NFL records even though he was not the starter for a full season, and the returning team is chock full of talent and youth.
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August 1, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
FOR THE longest time, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie would meet with the media during training camp to deliver his annual state of the franchise address. They were informative, but they never seemed to play out that well. Who can forget his "gold-standard" remark that always would come back to haunt Lurie each time the Birds failed to deliver a Vince Lombardi Trophy? Lurie's last formal state-of-the-team address occurred 2 years ago during the Eagles' final training camp at Lehigh.
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July 25, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
OF THE 32 NFL teams, 19 have won the Super Bowl. That's 59 percent. The Eagles, of course, live among the 41 percent that have not. Their last title was in 1960, against Green Bay, when Vince Lombardi was the coach of the Packers and not the namesake of the trophy they are chasing. Safety Malcolm Jenkins was acquired this offseason to close the most gaping hole in the Eagles' defense. Jenkins doesn't hit like Brian Dawkins and he didn't cost as much as Jairus Byrd. He's had a good NFL career, not spectacular for a former No. 14 overall pick, but solid.
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