“Happy” Ending For Robert Kraft

March 22nd, 2021

Patriots fans largely have been a grumpy and bitter lot over the past year.

But not all of them are sour.

Strip-mall-friendly Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a New England fan, of course, and he’s happy, so he told Albert Breer of SI.com.

Why is Kraft happy, other than the zeroes in his bank account? One reason is the new Super Bowl ring coming to Tom Brady’s finger.

“Well, I was really happy for him,” Kraft told Breer. “He’s a great guy and he gave us 20 wonderful years, and he made the choice to do what he wanted to do. Look, I wasn’t that happy to see him leave, but we gave him that opportunity to do it. And I want to say if we’re not going to win, and someone’s got to do it, I’m happy for him. He deserves it.”

Kraft then laughed, and said, “I’m not normally that polite.”

Joe had to laugh at Kraft saying he’s not always so polite. One can only imagine.

Joe also found it interesting that Kraft talked about how Brady got out of New England on his own terms — “what he wanted.”

Hopefully, Brady gets what he wants this season, too.

28 Responses to ““Happy” Ending For Robert Kraft”

  1. Swampbuc Says:

    That’s pretty classy of old Rub&Tug.

    Old Al Davis would never have said anything like that!

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    He wants the band back. The musicians he helped develop sounded so sweet. Play it again, Sam.

  3. Jay Molina Says:

    I see what you did there with the “Happy ending” for the oriental massage parlor visiting Kraft.

  4. SOEbuc Says:

    I really hear Pats fans giving Tom much respect and happiness for him in Tampa. It’s the Rogers and Mahomes and the rest of the haters that know he is, but won’t say he’s the 🐐

  5. Buddhaboy19 Says:

    Seemingly, Brady gets what Brady wants.

  6. 6throundpick Says:

    Do you know how much money he saved and made for Kraft??? One Boston Globe article I read, a few years, ago, projected $180M in savings! And how much has the franchise made from all of the wins? Belichick would limit contracts to below the Brady level; use his hometown discount to knock everyone else down. Meanwhile, the underlying rhetoric was that any QB could be plugged in and they would keep winning (Super Bowls). Don’t ya love how Kraft said: We gave him the opportunity to do that…after 20 years?!

  7. unbelievable Says:

    I see what you did there…

  8. ClodHopper Says:

    I have a friend whose a Patriots fan. Been with them since before their 1-15 season a long time ago.

    I’d like to share that this guy was nothing but supportive to me about Brady. He cheered for him in Tampa. He was happy when we won the Super Bowl. I don’t know what he said behind my back but he was a perfect gentleman to my face. Haha.

  9. Buxszntkt Says:

    Joe, I thought you were going to comment about Kraft just not being at the Asian Spas in Georgia the other day, he may not have had a happy ending if he had been .
    I heard they will open spas in Gillette stadium.

  10. David Says:

    Kraft and Brady always had a good relationship, I believe that is pretty genuine. What I find amusing is how people are thinking the patriots are suddenly contenders again… I don’t see it. They’ve signed a lot of free agents that are good but nothing spectacular and Newton still hasn’t shown anything in a few years

  11. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Kraft beat the charges against him, and I am happy he did!
    Both Sports Gambling and Prostitution should be Legal.

  12. The Red Mirage Says:

    I read somewhere that Robert Kraft can be a real Jerk.

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  14. Buxszntkt Says:

    @ Mirage You read Kraft can be a jerk or likes getting jerked ?? I bet most billionaires can be jerks that’s how they get their. Getting jerked is also a perk !
    @ Chris, I agree, both should be legal. Crack down on trafficking , but if a person wants to make money one way and someone else wants to be a client , don’t see any problem between consenting adults.
    It’s the oldest profession. I do believe the premise of cracking down is to stop the terrible aspects.
    Alcohol could be illegal b/ c of alcoholics .
    Gambling illegal b/c of people with gambling problems .
    Etc..etc… Spas should be illegal because of Bob Kraft.

  15. Old School Nole Says:

    Happy Ending?
    I love a good pun, but that really got me worked up.


    Ok, I am in New England and that’s not what happened. Belichick didn’t want to extend Brady’s contract for two more years and they wanted to pay him second tier money. Kraft could of stepped in and supported Brady. Instead he threw his hands up and left the final decision to Belichick. Belichick tried to get rid of Brady a few years back and Kraft stepped in then and overruled, but not this time. Do I believe he is happy for Tom, yes but just like Belichick, Kraft to has egg on his face. Not so happy ending.

  17. Kalind Says:

    I see what you did there w that title Joe. Verrrrrrry clever lolol

  18. cape codder Says:

    Agree LISTNFRMAFAR. The gm over the last 5 years for the Patriots was mia.
    Watching Cam throw hurts my eyes.

  19. Steve Gaudreau Says:

    Oh man you guys don’t even know what we’re hearing about this on sports radio up here. Bahahahahahaha! Let’s just say that Robert Kraft took the high road when commenting on the Bucs winning the Superbowl. Words like “allowing” Tommy to leave. Dude was a free agent for the first time in his career and Bill wanted to move on from Tom. Offered a contract that he knew wasn’t going to fly. All eyes are on Bill this season including Bob Kraft after the money they just spent. Meanwhile the Bucs are favored to go to the big game, we’re hoping/praying to make the playoffs.

  20. sincethebeginning Says:

    Legit LOL and I mean huge when I read that headline. Max props!

  21. Oneilbuc Says:

    Soebuc People don’t have to agree with you about Brady being the goat !!! Because I still don’t believe he is he’s a good quarterback and maybe one of the best . But maybe some people see it like this what if Moon , Marino, Elway , Kelly , played in this era with wr they had back then they would have set records that wouldn’t be able to break. That’s what I look at like Iverson or Jordan played in this era of basketball they would have been unstoppable. So that’s why ain’t no goats in team sports to me !!

  22. LongSeason Says:

    Robert Kraft has always been a class act.
    I know a lot of New England fans weren’t happy when Brady left and signed with the Bucs.
    One thing I can say is there has been a lot of grace shown by many Patriots fans.
    The most memorable posts went basically like this.
    “Don’t let Brady get broken. Take good care of him.”
    The response back was always, we’ll take good care of Tom.
    That message wasn’t lost on the Bucs, Licht, or Arians either. They honored that request when they drafted Tristan Wirfs.
    Wirfs turned out to be one of our best picks coupled with Winfield.
    Brady was not allowed to be broken and kept intact. For that, Brady brought us the Super Bowl victory.
    For Tampa Bay, this season was a season of Promises Kept.

  23. cape codder Says:

    Kraft is all about releasing his ego. Patriot Place was built on TB-12’s decisions during big games. Kraft and his gm/coach can pound sand.
    Go Bucs.

  24. cmurda Says:

    @Steve G. Nobody and I mean nobody is feeling bad for Patriots fans. Just to be clear. As far as I am concerned, any fans are welcome to hop upon the bandwagon. Just don’t expect any reciprocation. I speak for a lot of Bucs fans that go way back. We have put in our years and years and years of suffering for about 5 or 6 really good years and 2 Championships. It’s all well earned.

    P.S. No matter how many times I hear the explanation of Brady becoming a free agent and how it happened, the more ridiculous it sounds. All I can say is sincere thanks for Brady.

  25. cape codder Says:

    One question one must ask himself – Would you want Krafty hanging with your daughter?

  26. Buxszntkt Says:

    Not if she’s a masseuse

  27. daniel Da Man Says:

    Older age makes mean people really nice and somehat polite. He is old you know..

  28. BUCFAN4LIFE Says:

    cmurda I couldn’t agree more ! My wife and I are Diehard Bucs fans since we moved to Clearwater the summer before they were granted a Team . We’ve been through a LOT of “lows” (remember 0-26?) . There’s PLENTY of room on our “Bandwagon” and it’s definitely a GREAT time to be a Buccaneer fan indeed !