Originally Posted by naF staP
But let me warn you, the team is a classless organization to their fans at hotels.
given everything else we know about the Krafts and this team, I doubt very much that they are "classless" to their fans at hotels or anywhere. They are, however, no doubt, very wary of people who would fall into one or more of these categories:
-Whackos with a thing for celebrities in general or the patriots in particular
-People looking for 15 minutes of fame or a quick settlement by claiming that a patriot "pushed" them or otherwise harmed or inconvenienced them
-Professional autograph collectors who disguise themselves as fans (and sometimes use kids as bait)
-Emotionally unstable fans who have far too much invested in their feelings for the patriots and who think they are "friends" with them and are owed ten minutes or more their time because they support them or buy a ticket to a game
-Drunken opposing fans who are otherwise sane but who have had a few and want to get "in the face" of someone they know can't push back
-Internet "media" who want to record something one of them says that is inappropriate or off color
Maybe it comes from living in NYC, but that's what celebs here have to deal with all the time. A player or celebrity gets only a split second to make a decision about the person approaching him in the lobby or on the street; they're often going to make that in favor of a polite brushoff. They aren't all as wealthy as Brady and Bundchen who can afford to have a couple of beefy guys with them when they go out together.
so, yeah, unless they know an individual or group of individuals as "fans" or friends, they're going to keep most people at a distance and I guess that could come across as "classless."