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Eagles Can Look to Phillies To Become Gold Standard

Published by on June 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

 

When you think about the gold standard in sports, what franchises come to mind?

The New York Yankees, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Red Wings, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely some of the names that first pop in your head. The term "gold standard" is used to define the elite organizations who have gone about their business in such success that other teams find themselves molding their plans in a similar fashion.

Jeffrey Lurie, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, once used that choice term to describe his team, stating that the way they handle their business had become the role model for the rest of the NFL.

To be fair in some ways he was correct, but critics, including t...

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