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Forbes lists Eagles as 15th most valuable sports franchise, Phillies ranked 41st

Forbes released its annual list of the world's most valuable sports teams and the Eagles came in at No. 15, valued at $1.26 billion. The Birds rank seventh among NFL teams, behind the Dallas Cowboys ($2.1 billion), the New England Patriots ($1.635 billion), the Washington Redskins ($1.6 billion), the New York Giants ($1.468 billion), the Houston Texans ($1.305 billion) and the New York Jets ($1.284 billion).

Forbes lists Eagles as 15th most valuable sports franchise, Phillies ranked 41st

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel (left) and Eagles head coach Chip Kelly (right). (Yong Kim/Akira Suwa/Staff Photos)
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel (left) and Eagles head coach Chip Kelly (right). (Yong Kim/Akira Suwa/Staff Photos)

Forbes released its annual list of the world's most valuable sports teams and the Eagles came in at No. 15, valued at $1.26 billion.

The Birds rank seventh among NFL teams, behind the Dallas Cowboys ($2.1 billion), the New England Patriots ($1.635 billion), the Washington Redskins ($1.6 billion), the New York Giants ($1.468 billion), the Houston Texans ($1.305 billion) and the New York Jets ($1.284 billion).

The Phillies came in at No. 41, valued at $893 million, ranking fifth among MLB teams. Ahead of the Phillies are the New York Yankees ($2.3 billion), the Los Angeles Dodgers ($1.615 billion), the Boston Red Sox ($1.312 billion) and the Chicago Cubs ($1 billion).

Topping the list is Real Madrid, valued at $3.3 billion.

How do you think the Phillies will fare as they prepare to begin the second half of the season?
They’ll find a way to get into the postseason.
They’ll continue to play .500 ball and miss the playoffs.
They’ll implode and finish far out of the running.
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