The NFL lost a great man this week.
Wellington Mara was 14 years old when his father gave the NY Giants to him and his brother. He was the youngest owner in the NFL at the time. That was in 1927! Wellington Mara was one of the good guys. An owner that stayed in the background. Not an Al Davis or Jerry Jones, but still a very influential man in the NFL.
Wellington Mara passed away on Monday. He was 89 years old. The NFL will miss him, but most of all, Giants fans will miss him. I hope he was able to enjoy last Sunday's game. The Giants had a great come from behind win. I wonder if he felt like I did when he heard people calling the Gianst the highest scoring offense in the NFL?
I thought this was worth sharing, from Giants.com
:An unidentified fan left a bouquet of flowers and a note on the fence outside the Giants Stadium offices. The piece of paper has three photos of Mara on the top, then a message that reads…
Without you Abe can’t get the sneakers
Without you there’s no Tuffy
Without you there’s no echoes from the façade of “Defense”
Without you there’s no mountain named Rosie
Without you George can’t hire Bill to lead Phil
Without you there’s no NFL
Few people have impacted as many people’s lives as you did Duke, and you never once raised your hand to be recognized or craned your neck to find the cameras.
You are our history, our championships, our elegance, but most of all you are our dignity.
The world loses a great man and we have lost the greatest owner in the history of the league.
God Bless Wellington Mara
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Very well said, don
t ya think?