Upton Bell worked in the Baltimore Colts front office for several seasons in the 1960s. The New England Patriots hired him as their general manager after that. He is the son of Bert Bell, the founder of the Philadelphia Eagles and longtime NFL commissioner. Upton has graciously appeared on several episodes of The Game Before the Money Podcast.
Series: Three Games That Changed the NFL
Upton Bell shared stories in a three-part series remembering three games that he believes changed the NFL. Upton attended all three games and provided firsthand accounts. The three-part series includes stories of the 1948 NFL Championship Game, the 1958 NFL Championship Game, and Super Bowl III.
1948 NFL Championship Game
1958 NFL Championship Game
Super Bowl III
NOTE: Upton Bell’s book, Present at the Creation, was published by the University of Nebraska Press.
You can purchase the book here.
NFL Commissioner Bert Bell
You can learn more about Upton Bell on his official website by clicking here.
UMASS Amherst features an online exhibit of the Upton Bell Collection here.