Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 39
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    302
    vCash
    1500

    Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring stolen by... Vladimir Putin?

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...uper-bowl-ring

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has made the rounds this week, dishing on Tim Tebow's "spirituality," and telling tales about his encounters with powerful men of the east.
    Brandt: The Tim Tebow puzzle
    What is behind Bill Belichick's surprising decision to bring Tim Tebow to the Patriots? Gil Brandt tries to figure out the coach's angle. More ...

    You might recall that Kraft in 2005 joined a cadre of businessmen to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg. The Patriots owner walked into that meeting with a jewel-laced Super Bowl XXXIX ring on his finger, but left empty-handed.

    "I showed the president my most recent Super Bowl ring," Kraft said at the time, per The Boston Globe. Putin "was clearly taken with its uniqueness ... at that point, I decided to give him the ring as a symbol of the respect and admiration that I have for the Russian people and the leadership of President Putin."

    Not so fast. Kraft now admits Putin nabbed the ring -- worth upwards of $25,000 -- without his consent.

    "I took out the ring and showed it to (Putin)," Kraft said this week, per the New York Post. "And he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring,' I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out."

    Kraft kept his wits about him and complied with a call from the White House, in which a George W. Bush handler told him: " 'It would really be in the best interest of U.S.-Soviet relations if you meant to give the ring as a present."

    I had an opportunity to chat with Kraft in the hours before Super Bowl XLVI, and asked him which of his Super Bowl victories meant the most. "That's like asking about different children," he said. "Every child is special."

    Especially a child kidnapped by the Russians.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    6,042
    vCash
    1500
    2005?

    Old news.

    Common knowledge.
    Bill Parcells: "You are what your record says you are."

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    23,645
    vCash
    1500
    Yeah this was a known story 8 years ago. Closing...

    EDIT:

    Sounds like this is actually a bigger story than I thought, I'll re-open.
    Last edited by B'sCeltsPatsSox; 06-15-2013 at 12:00 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,975
    vCash
    9938
    Your subject line says stolen and the text you are quoting says " I decided to give him the ring"
    Striving for a kinder, gentler PhillyFaninLA

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,071
    vCash
    1500
    Really? Is the offseason this boring?? Pat's forum.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    302
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyFaninLA View Post
    Your subject line says stolen and the text you are quoting says " I decided to give him the ring"
    Maybe read the article because it says that Kraft is now admitting that it was stolen and was told by the White House to say it was a gift.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    34,843
    vCash
    1500
    LOL. Some things never change.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    9,691
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyFaninLA View Post
    Your subject line says stolen and the text you are quoting says " I decided to give him the ring"
    Maybe you should read the whole article.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    835
    vCash
    1500
    #Weak
    Be $wavy

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    961
    vCash
    1500
    Lol if this was any team but the Patriots people would actually comment. He got bullied into giving away his super bowl ring with his name engraved into it, and the president called and told him to keep quiet about it...yeah no story here. If you don't think its interesting don't comment, not that hard.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Aurora, CO (HT Queens, NY)
    Posts
    11,440
    vCash
    1500
    Since the Patriots stole the Superbowl's during those years, It's only fair. Thank you mr. Putin.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,172
    vCash
    1000
    the fools who don't read threads.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    43,145
    vCash
    7100
    Quote Originally Posted by KingsnQueens7 View Post
    Since the Patriots stole the Superbowl's during those years, It's only fair. Thank you mr. Putin.
    Mr. Putin is a true American.





  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Definitely somewhere
    Posts
    13,971
    vCash
    1500
    Russians...

    Where is that hilarious pic of Putin's face when he sees a topless protester?

    lol
    Last edited by Austeezy; 06-15-2013 at 03:57 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by RaiderLakersA's View Post
    And yet isn't that the very definition of a bandwagon hopper, e.g., they're a Niner fan when the team is winning, but the minute the Niners lose their shine they hop onto the next big thing?

    I've seen that very thing happen recently, as one of my co-workers switched from being a Niner fan to a Seahawks fan just this season.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,184
    vCash
    1500
    The Patriots cheated to get that ring, so it wasn't even Kraft's ring to begin with.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •