All Work, No Play: Business, Not Football, Is All That Matters to Jeffrey Lurie


Published: March 10, 2009


... played, how the game is coached, and how the game is won or lost. The game comes first.

Almost every owner the city has seen represent the Eagles put football first and business second. They have striven to accomplish the ultimate goal, a championship. And while it has only occurred three times in their 76-year history, the Eagles usually put out a competitive team.

In the past, the Eagles usually never hesitated to make a move they had to make if they had the money. Football was the top priority.

Then, on May 6, 1994, Jeffrey Lurie purchased the Philadelphia Eagles from Norman Braman. The landscape of Eagles history was changed forever, in a good way, for the most part.

Jeffrey Lurie was born on Sept. 8, 1951. He began his work-life as a Hollywood producer, but decided to go in a different direction later in life and went into football, obviously. The only knock against this was that Lurie was not really an obvious football fan.

Lurie attended col...

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