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Upton Bell

3 years ago

If you spend anytime with Upton Bell you'll soon realize you're talking to sports history. Bell was the former Boston Patriots general manager in 1971 when the team played at Harvard Stadium, long before Gillette Stadium came to be. A stadium that played a powerful role in the way modern...

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3 years ago

Upton Bell hails from football royalty. His father, Bert Bell, is now forever enshrined in the pro football Hall of Fame for his exceptional contributions to the game of football. But many sports historians agree that Upton's mother, Frances, should also be enshrined in Canton, Ohio. ACMi's Jeff Barnd discovered,...

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3 years ago

Bert Bell became an ivy league football star, college football coach and owner of not one but two NFL teams: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. After all that football experience Bert Bell went on to become the second commissioner of the National Football League. ACMi's news director Jeff...

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3 years ago

Previously we introduced you to a New England legend in the arena of sports. We spoke with the former general manager of the New England Patriots Upton Bell who resides near the Arlington/Cambridge line. Upton's father Bert was the commissioner of the national football league for 13 years in the...

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3 years ago

The New England Patriots so far are having a banner year! The Belichick/Brady years have spawned a football dynasty the likes of which we may never again see in our lifetime. But the Patriots had what some could call a near "false start." They may be six time Super Bowl...

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2 years ago

As we observe the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, we tap into a fascinating first-hand account of someone whose work took him to the Jim Crow south during the turbulent 1960's. Last fall, we introduced you to a New England legend in the arena of sports: the former...

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2 years ago

There's little debate over the fact that sports of any kind and the culture in which sporting events are played are inextricably linked. Such is the case with Upton Bell who, before being general manager of the New England Patriots was an NFL scout for the Baltimore Colts in the...

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2 years ago

Did you know that we have a neighbor who once was the general manager of the New England Patriots in the early 70's and part owner of a professional football team? Upton Bell was the owner of the long defunct Charlotte Hornets of the World Football League, a short-lived league...

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2 years ago

Upton Bell was the general manager for the New England Patriots in the early 1970's. His father was commissioner of the NFL for more than 10 years. His mother was a famous Broadway actress and star of Hollywood as talkies nudged silent films out of existence. For Upton to get...

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1 month ago

There's a new permanent exhibit at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. Upton Bell, the former GM Of the Patriots, former NFL scout for the Baltimore Colts, and owner of the Charlotte Hornets football team in the WFL, has donated more than a century of historic artifacts from his extensive...

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