Sunday, February 1, 2015

Eagles rank 11th in franchise value list

The Eagles are the 11th most valuable franchise in all of sports, worth $1.12 billion according to Forbes.

Eagles rank 11th in franchise value list

The Eagles are the 11th most valuable franchise in all of sports, worth $1.12 billion according to Forbes.

Both their ranking and value are unchanged from last year. Not bad for a team Jeffrey Lurie bought for $185 million in 1994.

While the Birds were among the world's elite when it comes to value, they ranked fourth out of four in the NFC East. All three of the Eagles' divisional rivals rank among the world's 10 most valuable franchises. The Cowboys ($1.81 billion) are second, the Redskins ($1.55 billion) are fourth and the Giants ($1.18 billion) rank eighth. The most valuable franchise in the world is Manchester United, worth $1.86 billion according to Forbes.

The rankings, as usual, hold many signs of the NFL's power. All 32 NFL franchises made the top 50. The next most represented sport was soccer, which only put eight teams on the list, wrote Forbes' Kurt Badenhausen. Major League Baseball had six.

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