16 Years ago today....February 25th,1994 was the date that a man named Robert Kraft dished out his bid to buy the New England Patriots which at the time was a regular AFC East celler dweller,almost laughable franchise and almost annually was at the bottom of the league. 16 Years and 3 Super Bowl trophies later, we can say Thank You Robert for saving us from all those horrid years before you arrived and those bad times as Pats fans that we can now look back at and laugh about and for hiring Bill Belichick who was not only a smart judge of talent upon arrival but an excellent smart coach and for adding Scott Pioli the same year in 2000 to which both men formed the best one two punch of all F.O. managements in the league at that time and the foundation for success and few knew it was the soon to be team of the decade as they began to form in 2000. Nowadays we hear from former players of how cheap Kraft is and on and on and negative spew from the media but those very same players forget who signed them to begin with and who paid them and who was responsible for getting a team together good enough to have most of those whining former players get a ring back then and who knows how his effect as a supreme owner had on some of these local media members careers who now bash him. Its been 16 Years marked today for a team who was from the outhouse of the league to the penthouse years later and the glory of our happiness as Pats fans over the past 16 years goes to no one other than a guy who 16 years ago made that step to keep the Patriots in New England and away from St. Louis. Happy Anniversary to the man who made the best purchase anyone of us fans has ever seen,the man that brought smiles back to Foxboro,the man who made changes to a winning tradition that we all now seem to be spolied of...That man is Mr. Robert Kraft.