Found January 22, 2012 on Shutdown Corner:
Generally speaking, it's tough to see sports team owners as sympathetic figures. Many are either absentee landlords, camera-hogging loudmouths, or low-rent dictators in various stages of their own private Steinbrenner complexes. Robert Kraft is a different breed of cat. Since Kraft purchased the New England Patriots in 1994, the season ticket holder since 1971 helped assemble and has presided over one of the most consistently successful athletic organizations in the world. Since 1994, the Patriots have had just two losing seasons, and one of them came in 2000, when Bill Belichick was asked to remake the franchise. Belichick's 139-53 record in the regular season — and 15-6 mark in the playoffs — is a testament to how that journey has gone. Still, the successes are not what define Kraft. Indianapolis Colts center and NFLPA rep Jeff Saturday hugged Kraft at the end of the 2011 lockout as a gesture of friendship and sympathy. It was a reaction to the passing of Kraft's wife...

Jonathan Kraft Thrilled About Patriots' Victory, But Knows Team Has Unfinished Business

Patriots President Jonathan Kraft, son of owner Robert Kraft and the late Myra Kraft, couldn't be any happier for the team following its 23-20 victory over the Ravens in the AFC Championship. Kraft is thrilled for all the players, as they've stood by the Kraft family during what's been a difficult year. He's also ready for one more victory, though, as he knows New...

Kraft sets record going to sixth Super Bowl

By Paul Kenyon FOXBORO _ Robert Kraft stood in the Patriots' locker room after the game, cradling the Hunt Trophy given to the AFC Champions in his left arm. For at least a half hour, as he spoke with one wave of reporters after another, he never let it go. Like everyone else on his team, the Patriot owner was worn out after a grueling, pulse pounding AFC Championship game...

Robert Kraft on Patriots' Dramatic Victory: 'We Had an Angel'

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots owner Robert Kraft felt the presence of his late wife, Myra, during the team's thrilling 23-20 victory against the Ravens in Sunday's AFC Championship. As Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff hooked a 32-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Kraft knew she was watching. "Someone was smiling," Kraft said with strong emotion...

Robert Kraft Press Conference Transcript

Patriots Chairman & CEO Rober Kraft addresses the media during his press conference at Gillette Stadium on Friday, January 20, 2012.

For Patriots' Kraft, emotional season still going

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was standing in the locker room, the AFC championship trophy cradled in his left arm, when his cellphone rang.

Robert Kraft Says Television Networks Told Him Not to Hire Bill Belichick

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Even the television networks told Patriots owner Robert Kraft to avoid hiring Bill Belichick. Though it all sounds ridiculous now, Kraft took some heat for hiring Belichick as head coach in 2000. Belichick was wildly unpopular in Cleveland for benching and later releasing legendary quarterback Bernie Kosar. And Belichick made some enemies in New York after bailing...

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft: There were ‘forces at work’

Photo by Mark L. Baer/US Presswire<img class="size-medium wp-image-6423" title="Robert ... [visit site to read more] Patriots Owner Robert Kraft: There were ‘forces at work’ - Musket Fire - Musket Fire - A New England Patriots Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Patriots never give up on their dream

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have dreamed of winning a fourth Super Bowl title for five long years. Robert Kraft has dreamed of a fitting dedication to his beloved wife who died last summer after 48 years of marriage. The rest of the 2011 New England Patriots have dreamed of making their own indelible mark in team history by holding the Lombardi Trophy aloft. Dream on. Soon after...

Patriots owner Robert Kraft 'never been able to watch' Super Bowl XLII

Kraft praises Giants ownership, coaching staff

For Patriots' Kraft, emotional season still going

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was standing in the locker room, the AFC championship trophy cradled in his left arm, when his cellphone rang.

Patriots' Tom Brady, Robert Kraft still at a loss when Super Bowl XLII is mentioned

But New England gets a rematch with Giants on Feb. 5 in Super Bowl XLVI

Bledsoe named fourth honorary captain

By Tim Britton Bob Breidenbach FOXBORO, Mass. -- Drew Bledsoe will be the Patriots' fourth honorary captain for this Sunday's AFC Championship game with the Ravens. The announcement was made by owner Robert Kraft on Friday. Bledsoe will join teammates Ty Law, Tedy Bruschi and Troy Brown as captains representing the 1996 AFC champions. The quartet were all also members...
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