Skip to comments.(Philadelphia Eagles Owners) Luries call it quits after 20-year partnership
Posted on 07/05/2012 8:45:51 AM PDT by South Hawthorne
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.
And that original kelly green of the uniforms! Yuck! That had to go.
They even co-authored a story in the Inquirer in 2011, ironically titled "The rewards of a team effort."
In announcing to colleagues Wednesday that they will divorce, the Luries insisted that the team effort will continue.
"Please know that we remain close friends and we will continue to work together as partners," they said in their joint statement.
"Please be assured that this decision will have no impact whatsoever on the ownership, the business and the operations of the Philadelphia Eagles football team We are certain that our family's future and our collective future as colleagues will be a bright one,"
Jeffrey Lurie, now 60, a Hollywood film producer, and Christina Weiss, now 52, met in the late 1980s when she was an associate producer on one of his films, "I Love You To Death," based on a true murder story out of Allentown.
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Michael Vick is the perfect QB for this team and these owners.
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“I Love You To Death,”
Filled with leftists but a funny,funny movie. Joan Plowright is superb.
She must have seen the pictures that Andy Reid has of Jeffy and the farm animals. (How else do you explain that Reid is still the HC?)
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The uniforms that the Eagles have now are really, really ugly. I wouldn't mind seeing the Eagles go back to the unis worn by Reggie White, Randall Cunningham & the Buddy Ryan days. Those were among the most popular with NFL properties.
I have a hunch that the NFL commissioner pretty much twisted Lurie’s arm into taking Vick. Remember that Donovan McNabb was (seemingly) in charge as the starter. I think that the commissioner wanted to bury Vick on the depth charts of a (again, seemingly) SB contending team so that he could get his warm & fuzzy redemption story. Nobody really expected that he’d end up playing.
Lurie could not articulate exactly how the Eagles had come to sign Michael Vick. He was all over the map and contridicted himself several times during the announcement.
Frankly, I cannot understand how you spend 20years with someone and then divorce them.
Damn, I was hoping he was splitting with the Eagles!