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  1. Unknown 1081
    Unknown 1081 25 July, 2022, 22:48

    Could have been worse for the Eagles–Reggie could have gone to Dallas instead of Green Bay…

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  2. Todd Biesel
    Todd Biesel 25 July, 2022, 23:09

    Just a reminder, if you are ever fortunate enough to own an NFL franchise, and make millions, if not billions, of dollars, remember what Norman Braman did with the Eagles.

    And then do the exact opposite.

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  3. littleblackduck
    littleblackduck 25 July, 2022, 23:14

    C'mon! Get to the point, you drag this video on for 15mins.( and 6 Ad interruptions) to say something you could've in 3

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  4. Neighborhood Sports Showdown
    Neighborhood Sports Showdown 25 July, 2022, 23:16

    Great video! Thank you for touching on this.

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  5. Chadwick White
    Chadwick White 26 July, 2022, 00:29

    Live NFL TRIVIA EVERY Wednesday night on TWITCH!!!! Test YOUR football KNOWLEDGE and win CASH PRIZES!!!! Anyway the Philadelphia Eagles are WAY WORSE than a 39.6 so this ISN'T SHOCKING that the OWNERSHIP were CHEAP BASTERDS.

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  6. Chris Guardiano
    Chris Guardiano 26 July, 2022, 00:37

    Between him, Ken Behring & Leon Hess, I don't know who was more terrible as an owner out of the three during the early 90's

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  7. altfactor
    altfactor 26 July, 2022, 00:40

    Making players pay for socks???

    Certainly, ownership can afford socks!

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  8. Mr G
    Mr G 26 July, 2022, 00:54

    Braman was cheap. No doubt! But a salary of 272,887 in 1989 is about 652,000 in 2022 dollars. I doubt that Buddy Ryan had to work a second job in the off season. And judging by the video footage, 7:10. it looks like Ryan didn't miss many meals either.

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  9. Shackdaddy
    Shackdaddy 26 July, 2022, 02:12

    The best thing that has ever happened in American team sports in my lifetime is free agency.

    For the player, it meant that once he played out his contract he could sign with any team where he thought his situation would be better

    For the teams, it gave them a greater chance to improve more quickly than under the old system. Sign a few star players and your team is much better.

    For the fans it gives them something to be excited of suddenly approving their favorite by adding a new star player which gives more hope for the following season.

    For the league he keeps football tock going all year round with free agency and the NFL draft. Which raises the profile of your sport. And helps raise the popularity of the sport. Having said that the number one thing that has made the NFL so much popular than any other sport is fantasy football. There is absolutely no question about that. It gives fans an interest in all games, not just their favorite team.

    Bottom line free agency is a win – win – win – win.

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  10. Michael Dixon
    Michael Dixon 26 July, 2022, 02:25

    While people think the 1919 White Sox got the "Black Sox" nickname because they threw the World Series, they actually had it before then. They got that because Comiskey made them pay to have their socks laundered and they protested by playing with dirty socks.

    Some owners will never miss a chance to be cheap.

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  11. reid craig
    reid craig 26 July, 2022, 09:31

    Keep the Spongebob references coming

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  12. User Name
    User Name 26 July, 2022, 10:39

    nah i think the used jock straps story from the bengals is worse… but this is pretty fucked

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  13. Mark Moseley
    Mark Moseley 26 July, 2022, 17:49

    NO WONDER the Eagles' Uniforms looked so out of date and so bad back in the day.

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  14. Roger Doger
    Roger Doger 26 July, 2022, 19:50

    that the f'n guy in France !

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  15. Karl Cooper
    Karl Cooper 26 July, 2022, 21:20

    The Phoenix Eagles? Nah that wouldn't have worked the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals barely work.

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  16. Karl Cooper
    Karl Cooper 26 July, 2022, 21:23

    The NFL can do a lot if things but one thing they can't do is legislate against bad ownership.

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  17. Karl Cooper
    Karl Cooper 26 July, 2022, 21:27

    If you don't think that you can afford it or maintain it don't buy a sports franchise for gosh sakes!

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  18. Karl Cooper
    Karl Cooper 26 July, 2022, 21:34

    And I was always told how cheap the Lions were jeez.

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  19. hezamachine
    hezamachine 26 July, 2022, 23:52

    The amount that was spent on scouting might explain the poor drafting that the Eagles did. The last five seasons under Norman Braman was some of the worst drafting in Eagles history.

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  20. hezamachine
    hezamachine 26 July, 2022, 23:58

    Norman Braman did buy out Reggie White's USFL contract for $1.38 million. Maybe it was his way of getting that money back.

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  21. Ray Cornwall
    Ray Cornwall 27 July, 2022, 00:39

    Definition of Karma: Braman later lost millions in the Bernie Madoff scandal. While it's unknown how much he lost (especially since the victims were able to recover a very healthy portion of their "investments"- about 81%), it was known that his charitable foundation had invested $32 million by the time Madoff was caught. And that doesn't include any amount he had personally invested with Madoff.

    Braman made $120 million on the purchase of the Eagles (bought it off Tose for $65M, sold to Lurie for $185M). Perhaps it's cruel to hope he lost a big chunk of that money in one of the biggest scandals in financial history. But those players and coaches under his tenure worked their asses off and were treated like dirt. And fans poured money into the Eagles' coffers, only to see the man running the team put profit over football.

    He deserves whatever misfortune came his way. And as an aside, while Jeff Lurie isn't perfect, he's at least never made me feel embarrassed or ashamed to be an Eagles fan, and I'm glad for all his success.

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