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Robert Kraft had his own “Sochi problems” back in 2005. When the New England Patriots’ owner visited Russia nine years ago, he showed Russian president Vladimir Putin his Super Bowl ring. Putin pocketed the prize and walked away. Kraft originally claimed he gifted the ring to Putin but changed his tune last summer. “I took out the ring and showed it to (Putin), and he put it on and he goes, ‘I can kill someone with this ring,’” Kraft said. “I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out.” Kraft said he was told by president George W. Bush to say the ring was a gift to the Russian leader. “I really didn’t (want to give up the ring),” Kraft said. “I had an emotional tie to the ring, it has my name on it. I don’t want to see it on eBay. There was a pause on the other end of the line, and the voice repeated, ‘It would really be in the best interest if you meant to give the ring as a present.’” Putin denied stealing the ring and cla

Alleged Spygate cameraman’s Super Bowl ring hits auction block

Matt Estrella, the intern who was responsible for doing all the sideline camerawork for Bill Belichick and the new England Patriots during the so-called ‘Spygate’ scandal, will have his prized Super Bowl XXXIX ring put up for auction, reports Darren Rovell of The one ring to record them all was apparently sold in May 2012 to the person who consigned the ring to Goldin...

Jim Plunkett, former New England #1 draft pick, was no Tom Brady

Throughout the history of the New England Patriots organization, they’ve had their share of draft successes at the quarterback position (maybe heard of Tom Brady?), but they’ve also had some failures. Not to be too confused here, the Patriots haven’t fallen victim quite to the levels of Ryan Leaf, Akili Smith & Tim Couch, but not all college stars have walked into Foxboro...

An overheard conversation from Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at the Pebble Beach ProAm

Both New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady are playing in the AT&T Pro-Am that began today in California. Not only are they both playing in the event, but they also teed off in the same four-some this morning. Boston’s Bettah’s reporters at the event followed the group around and this is what they discovered: Starter: Now coming to the...

Patriots Notes: Aqib Talib, Julian Edelman, LeGarrette Blount, Brandon Spikes

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald takes a look at some of the more notable free agents for the Patriots and offers some incite regarding the team’s plans for them and their potential value on the open market. Aqib Talib Howe believes the Patriots will look at extending Talib a three-year contract that could come close to $7 million per year in order to keep the contract under four...

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Chandler Jones Can Go From Starter To Star For Patriots In 2014 (Mailbag)

Chandler Jones experienced the Year 2 bump that Bill Belichick always talks about in 2013, but as the defensive end enters his third year, he can go from starter to star. Jones went from six sacks to 11.5 from his rookie season to second year. There was speculation he could have been selected to the Pro Bowl or All-Pro team, but he’ll need to play more consistently in 2014. The...

Patriots Offensive Rookie Review: Aaron Dobson Should Break Out In 2014

The New England Patriots finally found some rookie wide receivers in 2013 who could contribute. After the Patriots didn’t pick up wide receiver Brandon Lloyd’s option for 2013 and failed to re-sign Deion Branch, the team obviously was prepared to rely on its three rookie wide receivers — Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce. The three rookies impressed so much in...

Bill Belichick Playing Pebble Beach Pro-Am With Too Many Clubs?

In the United States Golf Association’s Rules of Golf, rule 4-4 states: “The player must not start a stipulated round with more than fourteen clubs.” The penalty for such a violation is as follows: “Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes (two strokes at each of the first two holes at which any breach occurred)....

Spygate cameraman Matt Estrella selling his Patriots Super Bowl ring

Every authentic Super Bowl championship ring is a rare item. There is only one Super Bowl per year, and only the members of the winning team receive the coveted ring. A New England Patriots ring that was given to Matt Estrella is even more precious than the rest. If the name Estrella rings a bell, […]

Johnson hired as assistant football coach at St. Norbert College

Al Johnson, who played five seasons in the National Football League, has been named offensive line coach at St. Norbert College in De Pere, head coach Steve Opgenorth announced. Johnson, a Door County native who was all-state at Southern Door High School and starred at the University of Wisconsin, played for three NFL teams at guard and center from 2004 to 2008. Johnson was a second...

Underhill - loading up through free agency not the best approach

AP Photo/David ZalubowskiIf you're one of those people who are saying the Patriots should load up in free agency, your pleas are likely falling on deaf ears in the office of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, according to Nick Underhill of as those cries wail through the streets of New England and over the airwaves, it's unlikely that they'll be heard in the...

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Play Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Photos)

As New Englanders shovel out their cars and salt their stairs, it warms the heart to know Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are golfing in the sunshine and splendor of northern California. Feb. 3-9 will mean nothing but golf for some A-list names competing in this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Each year celebrities, athletes and coaches of all backgrounds gather to...

Former Patriots “Spygate” Video Assistant Selling 2005 Super Bowl Ring

A.B. Former New England Patriots employee, Matt Estrella, is selling his 2005 Super Bowl Ring. Normally, some obscure non-player staff member selling his Super Bowl ring from almost 10 years ago, wouldn’t be news. However, according to Fox Sports, “This is the ring originally given to Estrella, the video assistant who was caught filming the sideline signals of the New York Jets...

Top 5 Pats games to re-watch from 2013

Maybe you’re not weird like me and you don’t spend your time watching games you’ve already seen on your iPad on NFL Game Rewind. Well, why the hell not? The best way to learn football is by watching tape. And thanks to the NFL, laymen now have access to the “all-22″ coaches’ film from every game, showing multiple angles of each play. I promise I’m not getting paid...

Spygate Videographer Selling Super Bowl Ring

Matt Estrella was caught filming New York Jets defensive coaches back in 2007 that gave birth to “Spygate.” Goldin Auctions is now selling the Super Bowl XXXIX ring that belonged to the now infamous intern. The current bid for the ring is $6,700 dollars. Patriots Super Bowl rings always seem to be floating around ever since Vladimir Putin allegedly stole Robert Kraft’s ring.
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