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Do you hate Bob Kraft as much as Bill Belichick?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by BeerGuy, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. BeerGuy

    BeerGuy BoltTalker

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    Here's a photo from my trip to Seattle with the Pats. Mr. Kraft is a very engaging, warm person who took the time to speak with all of us and take many, many pictures with us, courtesy of the team photographer.

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  2. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    No...any owner that reaches out to fans like that, I have no complaints.
     
  3. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    So Bill Belichick hates Bob Kraft too?? :icon_shrug:

    :lol: cool shiit beer dude
     
  4. BeerGuy

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    I guess I screwed that one up.......:yes:

    "Do you hate Bob Kraft as much as you hate Bill Belichick?"

    I'm an idiot.
     
  5. BeerGuy

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    There were a ton of New England fans in the stands during warm ups. Mr. Kraft stayed with our group for half an hour, talking and taking photos. Then he walked along the stands and said hi to the fans that had gathered down close to the field.

    Before he left the field he went over to the refs and spoke with them for a few minutes. As the refs walked by us one of them said, with sincere astonishment, "That guys is so nice, it's amazing." It was interesting to see.

    Here are some crappy cell phone pics:

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    ...and one after I changed the resolution on my blackberry.....

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  6. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    :lol: That Kraft is a brilliant dude who understands exactly where he is and why.
     
  7. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    LOL. When I saw this thread title I was like "is some drama stirring up in Patriots land?" :lol:

    It looks like a really fun time BG!!!!
    But I also have to say that the picture of you guys with Kraft looks extremely photoshopped.
     
  8. BeerGuy

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    Yeah, I had to scan it. It's very glossy so the grain on the picture really comes through. With the glare I had to adjust the picture inside of Paintshop Pro.
     
  9. Holy_Bolt

    Holy_Bolt Well-Known Member

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    I have nothing against Mr. Kraft. I lived on his Macaroni and Cheese for several years in my younger days. I could feed myself for a week for under $10.
     
  10. BeerGuy

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    Different family, as far as I know, because Mr. Kraft made his money in the packaging industry.
     
  11. Holy_Bolt

    Holy_Bolt Well-Known Member

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    That could be...I assumed he was affiliated with all the consumer products we all buy. Either way, I have not heard anything bad about him. He certainly is no Al Davis!:tup:
     
  12. Holy_Bolt

    Holy_Bolt Well-Known Member

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    You are correct...my mistake.

    "Kraft began his business career with the Rand-Whitney Group, Inc. of Worcester, Mass., a company that converted paper into packaging for various industries. He later acquired the company. In 1972, he founded International Forest Products, a trader of paper commodities that now does business annually in more than 80 countries. Together, Rand-Whitney and International Forest Products comprise one of the largest privately-owned and fully integrated paper and packaging companies in the United States. Kraft founded The Kraft Group to serve as the holding company for the family's varied business interests, which are concentrated in five specific areas: the distribution of forest products, paper and packaging manufacturing, sports and entertainment, real estate development and private equity and venture investing."
     
  13. Dublin Bolt

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    Gr8 pic BG!..... Looks like u had an amazin trip. Did u say u were on the team plane too?. Any gossip/stories?.

    Slainte!. :icon_toast:
     
  14. RM24

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    Kraft I actually respect. Great owner. Bellichick? I hate that mans guts I'll be honest! :icon_twisted:
     
  15. wrbanwal

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    sweet looking stadium!!

    HOW DOES A CITY GET ONE A THEM!!!??

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  16. BeerGuy

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    He's building himself an empire around Gillette Stadium. You probably already know this, but, he paid to build our stadium out of his own pocket, with NO public funding. It's turned out to be a very smart decision. He's beholden to no one.

    Now he's bringing in high end retail to surround the stadium, and many upscale restaurants. He's turned what was a somewhat barren portion of Rt. 1 into a destination. He had a concert venue built, a massive movie complex, brought in an enormous Bass Pro Shop........he's printing money.

    http://www.patriot-place.com/
     
  17. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Nope, the only owners I hate is a Mumra looking bashtard from Dallas, and some diaper wearing guy who says "just win baby!" Who I actually want to keep around for about another two decades for his ability to f' up his team!
     
  18. RM24

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    "Don't hate me Conc because I'm handsome! hehehehe!!!"

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    Your Friend,

    Al "Cryptkeeper" Davis

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  19. Gridreaper

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    ...Hey beerguy, is this a photo of two asses? If that's Billy in the background, I have to stand by my guess :lol:
     
  20. Buck Blincoe

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    Randy Moss and Jerod Mayo not making the Pro-Bowl is a travesty.
     
  21. Buck Melanoma

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    Bill Belichick = Rod Blagojevich :icon_banana:
     
  22. RM24

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    No, the travesty here is we might not make the playoffs! AND we plan on keeping Norval around!!!! :icon_twisted:
     
  23. pure-sol

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    Have a Microsoft billionaire as an owner? :icon_shrug:
     
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  24. BeerGuy

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    Honestly, we have Gillette, which is a GREAT stadium, but theirs is better. It's ridiculously loud for a building that's not totally enclosed.
     
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    I think Spanos would pony up a large chunk if the city would get their heads out of their asses.

    Paul Allen pitched in 160mil out of the 460 it cost. the citizens paid the rest

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  26. Buck Melanoma

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    Support is losing even more steam with the team's performance this year. :icon_sad:

    It's a plan, I tell ya. :yes:
     
  27. cool arrow

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    I'm right there with you on this one. Living here in the Ft.Worth dallas area, we get heavy doses of jj & co where sometimes he/they are the lead stories on the news. As for the other clown out west, I admire how he is running that...ahem...franchise (3 ring circus). I performed surgery on myself to remove a kidney and a lung and sent it as a care package/Christmas gift. Scars healing quite well.:tup:

    Merry Boltmas!!!:icon_toast:
     
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  28. LV Bolt Fan

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    Give Alex Spanos the 66 acres he wants. :tup:
     
  29. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    that's it???


    that's all the stands in the way of a new stadium?

    so, the city needs to give 66 acres of prime SD real estate that must be worth considerably more than 150 mil so he can pay for a chunk of a new stadium??


    fuk that.


    see ya Spanos


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