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Robert Kraft wants a Boston Super Bowl, but realizes it's unlikely

Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been vocal in his support of awarding Super Bowl XLVIII to the New York/New Jersey area.  And while the main thrust of his position comes from a desire to provide a benefit to the region, he acknowledges that there’s at least a partial selfish motivation at play.

I want it,” Kraft said, per Albert Breer of the Boston Globe.  “I would love to reward our fans and do it in our
region.  I just think it’s too hard.  You need cooperation on a lot of
fronts to put an event like this on, and it’s much easier to do in a
warm-weather climate.  And that is, by and large, what I would prefer.  This is a unique stadium in a unique city at a unique time.”

Still, if the folks in New York/New Jersey get lucky and Super Bowl XLVIII goes off without a hitch under a blanket of high pressure and unseasonable warmth, the NFL will continue to consider playing Russian roulette with a cold-weather Super Bowl until the weather provides the equivalent of Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction.

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34 Responses to “Robert Kraft wants a Boston Super Bowl, but realizes it's unlikely”
  1. Boss Hog says: May 24, 2010 10:31 PM

    what a stupid drunk alcoholic piece of crap this guy is. the patriots suck.

  2. myspaceyourface says: May 24, 2010 10:32 PM

    We didn’t want his team to cheat the league, other teams, and the SB’s but they did. We don’t always get what we want.

  3. Brewster says: May 24, 2010 10:40 PM

    “I want it,” Kraft said, per Albert Breer of the Boston Globe. “I would love to reward our fans and do it in our region. This is a unique stadium in a unique city at a unique time.”
    _____________
    Transaltion: This comment has nothing to do with rewarding our fans, and everything to do with Kraft’s ego and the opportunity to make a few dollars. All that “unique” BS is just that, BS.

  4. SpankyMcWanky says: May 24, 2010 10:40 PM

    Hmmm, Russian Roulette huh. Yeah, nothing has ever gone bad “playing” Russian Roulette.

  5. ItalianArmyGuy says: May 24, 2010 10:44 PM

    # Boss Hog says: May 24, 2010 10:31 PM
    what a stupid drunk alcoholic piece of crap this guy is. the patriots suck.
    ===========================
    That may be the most intellectually magnificent piece of writing I’ve ever seen. Bravo! You should get a Pulitzer for the truth and honesty, if not for your superior insight

  6. Setobakura says: May 24, 2010 10:45 PM

    Of course he wants the SB at his stadium, its laced with cameras all over the place

  7. prophet of the light says: May 24, 2010 10:46 PM

    The weather will never do what Janet Jackson did. The weather doesn’t have old saggy boobs.

  8. Rick says: May 24, 2010 10:49 PM

    3 Super Bowl wins bitched, SUCK IT!!
    BILL BELICHICK IS GOD!!!

  9. mattlion says: May 24, 2010 10:50 PM

    Here we go, the low-lifes and imbeciles who can’t get over the fact that the Pats were caught doing something in 2007 that wasn’t made explicitly against league rules until 2006 are out.
    Anyone who talks about “spygate”, the pats cheating to win super bowls, etc, etc, should have their goddamn heads examined and their football fan privileges revoked.
    You’re all a bunch of tools.

  10. HowIronic says: May 24, 2010 11:00 PM

    Does anyone else feel like it’d be great fun to watch the superbowl played under a blanket of falling snow?

  11. Schau3r says: May 24, 2010 11:07 PM

    And I want a Lambeau Super Bowl, a place with real tradition. But that’s not going to happen and neither is Boston so shut up Kraft.

  12. Boss Hog says: May 24, 2010 11:09 PM

    matt, they cheated. deal with it.

  13. Michael LaRocca says: May 24, 2010 11:12 PM

    The Ultimate Leader cheated too. Maybe it’s a sign of greatness.

  14. bill s says: May 25, 2010 12:01 AM

    Kraft sounds like BP OIL. Bill

  15. Sourdough says: May 25, 2010 12:02 AM

    Sorry mattlion, but the saying “don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time” is pretty appropriate regarding Spygate.

  16. belicheckyoself says: May 25, 2010 12:04 AM

    The 07 nfc champs game in lambeau was
    freaking incredible. I would love to see
    a super bowl like that.
    Also snow angels in the superbowl would
    be great.
    It’s too bad that the money/insanity involved
    will always require a sb to be played in a
    warm or domed field.
    Except the new jersey one, but whatever.
    Frankly if they ever are willing to do open
    cold weather sb’s, they should revert to a
    home field advantage system like all the
    other games, cause to randomly drag like
    sandiego and tampa to buffalo for some
    reason would just be rediculous.
    If goodell remains in charge all superbowls
    will be played in friggin prague at like 6am
    tho so effit.
    By the way the sandiego and tampa thing
    was about as hypathetical as it gets : )

  17. Wukong says: May 25, 2010 12:05 AM

    mattlion,
    How many Super Bowls have they won since they got busted?
    Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  18. DioIsGod says: May 25, 2010 12:06 AM

    Why not have it in cold weather? Football is played by men right? they fit the people in when it snows up north all the time they can do that for the superbowl too. As long as it has the seats and parking i really dont see the problem.

  19. brian91388 says: May 25, 2010 12:08 AM

    Yeah Schau3r tons of people want to go to Green Bay for two weeks…what a joke of a city. You know its bad when the weather is the best attribute of Green Bay. Ugliest city in America and has no night life.

  20. Insomniac says: May 25, 2010 12:08 AM

    As long as the field doesn’t turn to total crap like Heinz field in bad weather, the only people who will whine about bad weather are all the rich people who just wanted to go to the Super Bowl. Not the fans who show up every Sunday to support their team. I’m completely in favor of real fans being able to go to the Super Bowl.

  21. DioIsGod says: May 25, 2010 12:08 AM

    # Rick says: May 24, 2010 10:49 PM
    3 Super Bowl wins bitched, SUCK IT!!
    BILL BELICHICK IS GOD!!!
    ______________________________________
    God wouldn’t have had to cheat to win said Superbowls.

  22. mackenzie1983 says: May 25, 2010 12:39 AM

    Who gives a crap about this anyway? And I am not talking about the cold weather super bowl. I am a Bills fan and really do not like the patriots at all and hate what they did in 2007. My issue with them is why if they are so good and they were doing 2001-2007 why even bother taping? In 2007 they did not need it but they did do it but give it a freaking rest. The cold weather game would be a good idea why not? I will say say though both sides have a good point to their agruments.

  23. Kevin DuBrow says: May 25, 2010 1:04 AM

    # Boss Hog says: May 24, 2010 11:09 PM
    matt, they cheated. deal with it.
    ————————
    after 3 years and all the info thats come out, i think its probably time for you to deal with the fact they were doing nothing that other teams werent doing. like the jets who were caught and even caught lying about it. too bad the sheriff burned those tapes, but he didnt want to open a bigger can of worms than he already did by leaking one part to his wife at fox.

  24. funi says: May 25, 2010 1:15 AM

    Rick says:
    May 24, 2010 10:49 PM
    3 Super Bowl wins bitched, SUCK IT!!
    BILL BELICHICK IS GOD!
    Pats 3 Super Bowl LOSSES ALSO!!Pats are done!

  25. C.J. says: May 25, 2010 1:22 AM

    Lambeau should get it before the freakin’ Pats. Go to an outdoor cold-weather place every four or five years or so.

  26. Doctor Connors says: May 25, 2010 1:44 AM

    Dick Vermeil: “It didn’t help them win”
    Jimmy Johnson: “Yeah I did the same thing”
    Jay Fiedler: “They wouldn’t have known our signals anyways”
    Bill Cowher: “We had wristbands to protect against that stuff”
    Herm Edwards: (waves to spygate camera)
    Game breaking spygate footage includes Herm waving to the camera and Chargers cheerleaders butts. One of them has a nice pink thong on.

  27. geek says: May 25, 2010 5:48 AM

    The weather cooperating is not what we need. The greatest possible thing would be if they get a NY/New Jersey Super Bowl and the snow gods celebrate with a whitewash. Let the whole world see what real football looks like in a game where more people watch than any other time of year. Also let the $2000/ticket fans and the league see that it’s not so bad after all. Guess what – the game can be awesome anyway, even if Peyton Manning doesn’t know where to throw the ball. Let the whole world watch two great teams beat the cr@p out of each other with no traction and a wet, slippery cold ball. The winner will be a team that can compete for the ages against any of the greats in history.
    Then, maybe, the league will grow up and realize what it has – a game that is best played outside in the elements. A game that doesn’t postpone at the first sign of rain (like baseball), or need to play inside where the fans will be comfortable and the weather is no factor (basketball). Can we please get past this?!

  28. Italian.ArmyGuy says: May 25, 2010 6:44 AM

    They’ll probably being playing in it so Kraft is likely factoring in the rebel savings!!!!
    SB 36, 38, 39 Champs

  29. joetoronto says: May 25, 2010 7:30 AM

    Insomniac: Some “rich people” are real fans too.

  30. The Real Shuxion says: May 25, 2010 8:28 AM

    # Doctor Connors says: May 25, 2010 1:44 AM
    Dick Vermeil: “It didn’t help them win”
    Jimmy Johnson: “Yeah I did the same thing”
    Jay Fiedler: “They wouldn’t have known our signals anyways”
    Bill Cowher: “We had wristbands to protect against that stuff”
    Herm Edwards: (waves to spygate camera)
    Game breaking spygate footage includes Herm waving to the camera and Chargers cheerleaders butts. One of them has a nice pink thong on.
    —————————————————-
    Sure these professional coaches and football players don’t believe it helped them win but what do they know?
    Who are they compared to a bunch of posters who don’t check their facts?

  31. Belichick Is God says: May 25, 2010 8:50 AM

    A Supah Bowl in the Bawsten airier would be a wicked pissah!

  32. HC says: May 25, 2010 10:59 AM

    31 comments so far, and it doesn’t appear that even one person read the article.
    @Brewster (and others): Kraft was referring to holding the game in New York, not Boston. That was his reference to “a unique stadium in a unique city at a unique time.” As for hosting the Super Bowl he basically said ‘sure I’d like to have it, but it’s not going to happen’, and that he’d prefer for it to be in a warm weather city but he’d like to make an exception for the new stadium at the Meadowlands.
    No point in letting facts get in the way of bashing any other team though. Carry on with the three year old knee-jerk cheater comments.

  33. HC says: May 25, 2010 12:26 PM

    Boss Hog says:
    what a stupid drunk alcoholic piece of crap this guy is. the patriots suck.
    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    Let’s break this down:
    1: “stupid”
    Kraft: academic scholarship to Columbia, MBA from Harvard, negotiated extremely lucrative television contracts for the NFL with CBS, FOX, and DirecTV.
    Boss Hog: Hoping the third time is a charm in this year’s attempt to graduate from middle school.
    2: “drunk alcoholic”
    In Kraft’s case it’s called a speech impediment; in Boss Hog’s case it’s what he aspires to be once he’s old enough to biy.
    3: “piece of crap”
    Kraft: has donated tens of millions to charities.
    Boss Hog: calls someone with a speech impediment who has donated tens of millions to charities a piece of crap.
    4: “patriots suck”
    Patriots: best team in the NFL for the last decade.
    Redskins: two winning seasons in the last ten years, topped off by last year’s 4-12 record.
    Sorry dude, but a fan of a team that is owned by Dan Snyder has no business talking trash about any other team’s owner. Sorry to hear your butt is still so sore from that 52-7 spanking you were forced to endure three years ago.

  34. BP says: May 27, 2010 2:46 PM

    I see the crybabies have been let out of their cribs to spend some time on the web again.
    “No competitive advantage was gained”. Read it and weep losers.

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