Found July 15, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Patriots have enjoyed the most success of maybe any NFL team over the past decade-plus, and those wins have translated into dollars for the franchise. Forbes Magazine released their annual list of the world’s most valuable sports franchises on Monday, and the Patriots landed in the top 10 yet again. The Patriots were ranked sixth on the list for a second consecutive year, but, this time, they were in sole possession of the six spot unlike last year when they tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Not only did the Patriots overcome the Dodgers, who were bought for a MLB-record $2 billion last summer, for sole possession of sixth place, but they also increased their overall worth from $1.4 billion to $1.635 billion in the calendar year. That’s a big jump for a franchise that team owner Robert Kraft bought for just $175 million a little less than 20 years ago. The Patriots were still unable to top the charts as the NFL’s most valuable team, though. Kraft and the Patriots were outdone y...
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