Robert Kraft talks about how he bought Pats, influence of his wife
Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined the show to talk about the Super Bowl and the experience this week.
Kraft talked about how crazy the Pats fans are. He said before he bought the team, they were blacked out locally. Now it’s been a long time since they didn’t have a sell-out.
Kraft said he bought the team for a then-record $172 million in 1994. He said that he started working on the project in the 1970s to try to get the team.
Kraft said that his financial people told him the team was worth $110 million and he was only willing to go to $120 million before they got into negotiation.
Dan asked about this perception that the Pats aren’t likable.
“All we try to do is win,” Kraft said. “I’m very proud of the people we have in our locker room.”
Dan asked Kraft about his late wife Myra. He told the story about how they met when they were young. He said that the “MHK” patch means a lot, because Myra was such a giving person.
“She did such wonderful things,” Kraft said. “I believe her spirit has been with us all season.”
Kraft also talked about Bill Belichick. He said Belichick is very sharp and funny, and he’s always enjoyed spending time with him. Also, Kraft said he has no problem with the hoodie, because they’re about winning, not selling clothes.