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 Post subject: NFR: JFK wanted to own Eagles
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JFK wanted to buy the Eagles
Team would have cost what middling TE makes in a year now
By MAGGIE HENDRICKS

The Kennedy family, so famously associated with Boston, almost had a connection with Philadelphia. According to the NFL Network, the Kennedys were intrigued when the Eagles were for sale for around $4 million.

John and Robert asked Edward to set up a meeting with Eagles ownership after principal owner James P. Clark died. The Cuban Missile Crisis got in the way, and the meeting never happened. However, the Philadelphia Inquirer raised these questions on how it would have changed the team’s history:

Would the team have been moved to their Boston hometown? Would they have invested heavily? Would all-purpose Veterans Stadium still have been built or would the family have used its political clout to get a football-only stadium?

George W. Bush was part-owner of the MLB’s Texas Rangers, but he wasn’t in the White House at the time. A president taking time out to buy an NFL team today would create quite an outcry. Barack Obama is a big fan of the Chicago Bears, but there would likely be hearings if he tried to make a bid for the Bears while still in the Oval Office.

The most mind-blowing thing? The Eagles cost just around $4 million. Today, that’s what they pay tight end James Casey for one year of service.

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