Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is the cream of the crop when it comes to sports franchise owners.  The Patriots’ success speaks for itself.  The Patriots play in a palace-like Gillette Stadium which just opened in 2002.  He was a key cog in the 2011 NFL labor negotiations.  Kraft was credited for being a bridge-builder and a catalyst in negotiating a historic 10-year agreement in time for the 2012 season to begin on time.  And he did it while mourning the death of his wife of 48 years, Myra, who died five days before the labor dispute ended.  Colts center Jeff Saturday said that without Kraft, “this deal does not get done … He is a man who helped us save football.”

According to Forbes, Kraft is worth a meager $1.7 billion.  Kraft bought the Patriots in 1994 for a then-record $172 million; it is now worth almost $1.4 billion.  In other words, he has funny money.

Kraft is also a big Celtics fan.  He has floor seats and often attends games with a friend.  For Game 6 of the Celts-Heat series, he brought 32-year old actress/hottie Ricki Noel Lander.  Kraft told the Boston Herald that Lander is his “pal”.  Then went on to say, “Doesn’t she look great in that hat?”  Yeah Bobby, and I’m sure she looks great without the hat…and the Celtics shirt…and the rest of her wardrobe.  But hey, I’m just guessing.  You’d know the truth.

Here’s a nice little gallery of Bobby Kraft’s “pal” Ricki.


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