SI: Kraft second best owner in the NFL

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  1. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Supporter Supporter

    #12 Jersey

  2. JaxPats

    JaxPats Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    We might be no#2, but were the best fans in the NFL. Got the best stadium also. Have I missed any? QB? Team? Awe h*ll! I think we have the best EVERYTHING!!! Period.:D ( Not a bad investment though for $2,500 smackers though)
  3. BionicPatriot

    BionicPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    Can't argue with that.


    #12 Jersey

    Even though his team hasn't won any championships,you must give credit to Ralph Wilson for having his franchise worth hundreds of Millions on an initial $50,000 investment
  5. tuckeverlasting

    tuckeverlasting In the Starting Line-Up

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    i'm surprised alex spanos isn't in the bottom 5. he will be soon.
  6. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    Whoever wrote that got this completely wrong about the Ravens owner:

    They were 13-3 in 2006. And even if it was just a typo, Billick wasn't fired until after 2007, not midway through.
  7. Bionoc

    I can argue with that.

    Until my taxes are reduced because Rooney figured out a way to finance Heinz Field sans tax money; I'll put Bob Kraft numero uno.
  8. BradyFTW!

    BradyFTW! Supporter Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    Pats fans aren't even close to the best in the NFL, unfortunately.
  9. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    No matter what anyone says, Bob Kraft will always be #1...
  10. Ian

    Ian Administrator Staff Member

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    I disagree.


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  11. PatriotsInGA

    PatriotsInGA In the Starting Line-Up

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    Considering wat the Rooneys have done they are the best owners. now for fans pittsburgh fans are the worst fans.
  12. patsfan-1982

    patsfan-1982 In the Starting Line-Up

    i agree we are to spoiled we boo them cause they did not win 5 SB in a row when lion fans went 0-16 and still cant with for the season to start
  13. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

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    I love us, but we aren't in the same universe as the Green Bay or Cleveland fans.

    Maybe if almost 1/2 the Gillette denizens someday decide to get off the tushies during a game and stop texting each other instead of watching the game, then we can make a claim. The other thing that is needed is for Bob Kraft to close in the upper end zones of the stadium a bit more. Noise from the vocal few is too precious to lose.

    Until that happens, Gillette is merely Southern Massachusetts' version of the Longwood Cricket Club.
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  14. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    Agreed. I wouldn't even put our fanbase in the Top 10.
  15. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    I would guess that you ahve never seen game in Philly. They installed a jail at the stadium!

  16. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    I wouldn't either for the unfortunate reason that most of us (including myself) are also Red Sox fans. :eek:
  17. FreeTedWilliams

    FreeTedWilliams I'm no Mona Lisa Vito.... Supporter

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    Kraft can not get enough credit for what he has done with the Patriots. Consider what he bought and now what he has. He bought a team with a long and storied history of being a doormat, to the best run franchise in all of Pro sports..

    Here's a nice article from the business perspective:

    The NFL’s Smartest Business Team | BNET

    When Robert Kraft bought the New England Patriots football team for $172 million in 1994, he inherited the worst losing record, lowest attendance, and lowest revenue in the National Football League.

    Fast-forward 14 years, and the Patriots have evolved into an NFL dynasty worth $1.3 billion, making them the third-most valuable team in the league, according to Forbes. Not only has the team won three Super Bowls and made it to the playoffs nine times in the past 13 years, the Patriots-owned Gillette Stadium brings in $282 million a year, with the average ticket price topping $100 — the highest in the league. The secret to their success? Surprise — it’s not all about Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Here’s a look at the savvy management formula that has made the Patriots the league’s top business team.

    Kraft not only owns the Pats, he owns the stadium, and the Revs, (time to insert my yearly plea for Bob Kraft to buy the Bruins), the guy is nothing but class, always doing the classy thing, we as fans are lucky to be rooting for a guy like this.
  18. CT_PatsFan

    CT_PatsFan Rookie

    That was an awesome article to read, it bolsters my pride as a Pats fan; highly recommended to everyone! I've always respected the way the Pats do business; it's all about developing players and coaches instead of going after the #1 free agent on the market. The TEAM atmosphere that permeates the entire organization is great; I can't imagine an ego-maniac prick like T.O. or Ocho-Cinco ever wearing a Pats uniform because they are the antithesis of the Patriots.
    I especially enjoyed reading about the way the Pats develop coaches; they have their young coaching prospects attend coaches' meetings and analyze film with them; that way in a few years they'll be ready to fill in vacancies.
  19. SeymourTrophies

    SeymourTrophies Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    #93 Jersey

    hmm, agreed, except for last season. When Brady went down, a lot of the wine and cheese crowd opted out. I remember reading that there were more fights and ejections last season than there had been in years because more blue collar fans got their hands on tickets. I went to the Jets game (first time at Gillette, I live in Maryland now), and the guy next to me said it was twice as loud as the AFC championship game.
  20. I don't see how this makes them better fans..........just bigger idiots
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