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Legends of the Meadowlands: Sonny Werblin

Legend of the Meadlowlands

Sonny Werblin

A former talent agent with MCA, which represented Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Johnny Carson and Elizabeth Taylor, Werblin was one of the original owners of the Jets, helping the team land Joe Namath. His biggest get came when he was named chair of the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority in 1971. He gathered the funding necessary to build Giants Stadium, the Izod Center and the Meadowlands Racetrack. After a stint as CEO of Madison Square Garden, he served on the Rutgers University board of governors.

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