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January 12, 1993 | By Jay Searcy and Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Reggie White dragged his belongings in two large, heavy plastic garbage bags over the concrete Veterans Stadium passageway toward his truck and headed for the off-season and free agency yesterday. Those who watched him wondered if he would ever be back. The Eagles' defensive leader said he had not reached a decision on whether he would stay with the team, but left little doubt about which way he was leaning. He questioned owner Norman Braman's commitment to winning and was harshly critical of what White termed a lack of appreciation for players.
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March 6, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
The annual Forbes billionaire list is out, and this year Philadelphia can boast just one billionaire owner - the Sixers' Joshua Harris. Harris, who lives in New York but graduated from Penn's Wharton School, saw his estimated wealth rise to $2.1 billion, ranking his fortune at No. 243 in the United States, 704 in the world. Harris, cofounder and managing director of investment firm Apollo Global Management, "saw his fortune increase $600 million in the past year as shares of Apollo, which went public in 2011, rose to new highs," according to Forbes.
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July 8, 1992 | By Glen Macnow, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer Tim Panaccio contributed to this story
For years, Norman Braman has insisted that he does not make money on the Philadelphia Eagles. In fact, his own records show the franchise to be the most profitable in the NFL. Braman made an operating profit of $34.3 million during the first five years he owned the Eagles - far and away the largest return of any of the NFL's 28 clubs. By contrast, the typical team reported a profit of just more than $4 million from 1985 through 1989. No figures were available for 1990 and 1991.
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April 10, 1994 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While Jeffrey Lurie smiles and says all the right things for the TV cameras at Veterans Stadium, his NFL allies in New York are working feverishly behind the scenes to get quick league approval of his purchase of the Eagles. Timing, of course, is everything here. With compensation picks for lost free agents, plus their own selections, the Eagles could end up with as many as seven of the first 90 picks in the April 24-25 draft. And, although outgoing owner Norman Braman said on the day that he sold the Eagles that he would be in the team's war room on draft day, it now is clear that Lurie - and the NFL - want no part of that scenario.
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April 1, 1994 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles are sure acting as if they've been sold. When was the last time under Norman Braman's stewardship that they sweetened a contract offer decisively and moved swiftly to complete a deal with a quality free agent? That's exactly what the Eagles did yesterday, and the result was sitting right there at Veterans Stadium, posing with a new green and white jersey with the number 93 on it, and wearing a big grin. The new Eagle is William Fuller, 32, a Pro Bowl pass rusher who will play left defensive end - Reggie White's old position.
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September 21, 1990 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
Just to keep everything interesting, Gary Wichard - the agent for Keith Jackson - decided to do an interview yesterday on WIP-AM. At one point, he referred to Eagles owner Norman Braman and club president Harry Gamble as "Abbott and Costello. " But that was just an hors d'oeuvre. In his most damning assertion, Wichard said that Braman, in a telephone conversation this week with Jackson, told the player, "I own you. " Jackson did not deny that Braman used those words. "Well, I don't really want to get into too much about what Norman and I talked about on the telephone," Jackson said, after Wichard's quotes were relayed to him. "But whatever Gary said, he's probably telling the truth.
NEWS
August 20, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Monday to Ukee Washington, who'll wake up with the city (or, as he says, his "morning family") by celebrating his 54th on "Eyewitness News This Morning. " The West Philly-born news vet's been at Channel 3 since 1986, first as a sports anchor, now as the anchorman for both "This Morning" and "Talk Philly. " (You can also catch him on the CW.) Recently recovered from a left-hip replacement, Washington has a big year ahead of him, starting with a few more squats and lots more fabulous Fridays.
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March 31, 1994 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Lawyers for Hollywood producer Jeffrey Lurie say that several small but important issues must be resolved before a sale of the Eagles can be finalized by owner Norman Braman. Attorneys for two of the many firms involved in the possible acquisition said yesterday that it is unlikely, but possible, that a deal could be completed by early next week. Among the details yet to be finalized are tax questions, loan arrangements and minor legal issues. An agreement of sale has not reached the NFL office or NFL finance committee members for review or approval, according to three attorneys close to the ongoing negotiations.
NEWS
April 8, 1993
We hate to admit this, but Norman Braman may have been right in letting Reggie White defect to the Green Bay Packers. It just didn't make sense for the Eagles' owner to commit $17 million to keep the 31-year-old defensive lineman around for another four years. Even with the incomparable "Minister of Defense," this generation of Eagles seems to have peaked well shy of winning a championship. By letting his aging star go in return for two first-round draft choices, the owner seems to be conserving money for a rebuilding effort that could pay off a few years down the road.
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February 23, 1990 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Eagles offensive coordinator Ted Plumb contends that owner Norman Braman was a constant critic of the team's offense during the last four years, and that the criticism contributed to Plumb's demotion to receivers coach earlier this month. Plumb, who was reassigned Feb. 6 when former New York Jets offensive coordinator Rich Kotite was hired as the Eagles' offensive coordinator, took a job as the Phoenix Cardinals' receivers coach on Tuesday. "I don't think there's any question that for the last four years, Norman Braman hasn't been any fan of mine," said Plumb, who leaves what had become an awkward situation for him with the Eagles.
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March 6, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
The annual Forbes billionaire list is out, and this year Philadelphia can boast just one billionaire owner - the Sixers' Joshua Harris. Harris, who lives in New York but graduated from Penn's Wharton School, saw his estimated wealth rise to $2.1 billion, ranking his fortune at No. 243 in the United States, 704 in the world. Harris, cofounder and managing director of investment firm Apollo Global Management, "saw his fortune increase $600 million in the past year as shares of Apollo, which went public in 2011, rose to new highs," according to Forbes.
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February 12, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
Norman Braman, who became a billionaire thanks to Florida car dealerships and investments in fine art and the Philadelphia Eagles, is no fan of taxes paying to upgrade Sun Life Stadium for the Miami Dolphins. "This is still welfare for a multi-billionaire. It's wrong," Braman said, according to WSVN-TV in Miami. This morning, South Florida's NFL franchise announced it would accept letting voters approve a deal that would fund $400 million worth of renovations. Supporting the deal was Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who said final OK by lawmakers should hinge on landing the 2016 Super Bowl.
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August 20, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Monday to Ukee Washington, who'll wake up with the city (or, as he says, his "morning family") by celebrating his 54th on "Eyewitness News This Morning. " The West Philly-born news vet's been at Channel 3 since 1986, first as a sports anchor, now as the anchorman for both "This Morning" and "Talk Philly. " (You can also catch him on the CW.) Recently recovered from a left-hip replacement, Washington has a big year ahead of him, starting with a few more squats and lots more fabulous Fridays.
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July 11, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Divorce is bound to knock Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie off Forbes' billionaires list. With a current net worth estimated at $1.1 billion, he'll be booted from that exclusive club if wife Christina gets any kind of healthy share. But Philadelphia will still have one owner of a local team with 10-digit wealth, the Sixers' Joshua Harris. His worth was estimated in March at $1.6 billion, landing him at No. 804 among the richest people in the world, No. 286 in the United States, according to Forbes.
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July 6, 2012 | By John F. Morrison and Daily News Staff Writer
THE LURIES were a team within a team. Co-owners of the Philadelphia Eagles, partners in various civic and community endeavors, Oscar-winning filmmakers. In the 20 years of their marriage, Christina and Jeffrey Lurie seemed the ideal teammates. For the Eagles, he ran the business of trying to make a winning team; she had a voice in the team logo, the cheerleaders' costumes, the designs of the stadium and practice facility, but primarily the charitable work of the Eagles Youth Partnership.
NEWS
May 20, 2012
With each passing day, the list of plaintiffs filing concussion lawsuits against the NFL grows. At last check, more than 2,100 former players have filed suit against the league in 74 separate lawsuits, most of which have been consolidated in federal court in Philadelphia. By the end of the summer, the number of plaintiffs could exceed 3,000. The list of plaintiffs includes Hall of Famers like Lem Barney and Joe DeLamielleure and Rickey Jackson and Paul Krause, and Super Bowl MVPs like Mark Rypien and Dexter Jackson.
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November 8, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Eagles tight end Keith Jackson will always have a deep affinity for Buddy Ryan, which is why he was ecstatic to see his former coach at Lincoln Financial Field before Monday's night's game with the Chicago Bears. Ryan and several players from the Eagles teams that he coached from 1986 to 1990, including Jackson, were honored at halftime of the game. Jackson played for the Eagles from 1988 to 1991 and was a Pro Bowl selection during his first three years, which were under Ryan.
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November 7, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Buddy Ryan still thinks he could have done it. If he had just one more season leading the Eagles and had coached under current owner Jeffrey Lurie, he said, he believes he would have won that elusive Super Bowl that Philadelphia has chased for so long - and probably more than one. "We just needed a little bit to go to the Super Bowl. We'd been very successful against the people in our division and should have continued that and went on one more year and would have been there," Ryan said Sunday.
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November 6, 2011 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, pdomo@aol.com
HE ARRIVED in Philadelphia more than 25 years ago with his chest out and two Super Bowl titles as an assistant on his resumé and promptly informed Eagles fans that "You got a winner in town. " Brash. Cocky. Bleep-you unapologetic. That was Buddy Ryan then and that's still Buddy Ryan today at 78 even as he endures five radiation treatments a week in an uphill battle with cancer. "Everything's fine," he said yesterday morning when asked what doctors have told him about his illness.
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