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Kraft welcomes Collins to NE

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Posted: 5/2/2013 7:15 PM

Kraft welcomes Collins to NE 


The time has come..... Here's to the 2014 Season.
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Posted: 5/2/2013 8:24 PM

Re: Kraft welcomes Collins to NE 


Great post, - when Kraft bought the team I had no idea who he was. Turns out it was the best day in Patriots history. - Without his "putting things in order" there probably wouldn't be any SB's.
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Posted: 5/2/2013 8:33 PM

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In 1994, Orthwein offered Kraft $75 million to buy out the remainder of the team's lease at the Foxboro Stadium, which, if Kraft agreed, would free Orthwein to move the Patriots to St. Louis. However, Kraft rejected the offer and made a counter-bid—a then NFL-record $175 million for the outright purchase of the Patriots (a surprising move in that the Patriots were, at the time, among the least valuable franchises in the NFL), an offer Orthwein accepted.


The day after the NFL approved the sale in February 1994, Patriots fans showed their appreciation by purchasing almost 6,000 season tickets en route to selling out every game for the first time in the team's 34-year history. Every home game—regular season, postseason, and even preseason—has been sold out since. The Patriots responded by putting together a seven-game winning streak to end the 1994 season, making the playoffs for the first time since 1986. In 1996 Kraft founded the New England Revolution, 

The time has come..... Here's to the 2014 Season.
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