Robert Kraft Flexed His Hashtag Good Guy Muscles By Lending The 5-0 URI Rams The Patriots PJ For Their Trip to Towson
It's Friday afternoon, which means I'm already late for my post-work week snooze.
But when heartwarming news of hashtag good guy-ness breaks, you have to postpone. THIS is how you billionaire. I fucking love Mr. Kraft.
If you don't keep up to date with CAA Football, MY URI Rams have not exactly been a football powerhouse. Historically, they're more like a football tent-under-an-overpass, going a combined 12-45 during my five-year run as student/father of @URIprobs, and five of those wins came my freshman year. S/o Matt Hansen.
Due to its dismal run (no winning seasons between 2003-2017), there's been plenty of buzz around cutting the program to spend the football money on elevating hockey from the club level and building other programs (basketball).
However, the post-lockdown world has caused many unthinkable changes, and one of those is that URI Football is actually...good? They're currently 5-0 and #12 in the FCS rankings.
Unfortunately, there was a snafu regarding URI's chartered flight down to Baltimore to play Towson, and it looked like the Rams were gonna have to take a bus like it's 1957. That was until Robert Kraft stepped in!
The best part is the players had no idea. I mean, when they started heading north to TF Green instead of 95-South, I'm sure some thought that maybe they ended up getting a flight after all, but there's a massive difference between Spirit and a PJ (Private Jet). There's gotta be some reaction videos out there somewhere; having a traffic-filled 8-hour bus ride trimmed down to an hour on a PJ has to be a relief beyond words (unless you had a streaming marathon planned).
Even if you hate the Patriots you gotta admit this is pretty cool. You gotta love seeing some good ole fashioned happy news on a Friday afternoon. The New England Patriots might play and have their headquarters in Massachusetts, but they represent all 5.5 states, and it's great to see them support little ole Rhody. Apparently, Andre Tippett and another guy who works for the Kraft Group have sons on the team, and that's how RKK found out. Still, regardless of minor connections to the squad, this is such an incredible act of generosity by Mr. Kraft and is far from his first. With the Patriots at home this weekend, the jet would sit at the airport collecting dust. Now a bunch of college kids will have an incredible story for the rest of their lives. What's a tank of jet fuel to Mr. Kraft? He's got Super Bowl cuff-links that cost more. This is how you hashtag good guy. All the good press tr*mps any costs. Now everybody is gonna be sucking Bobby off online for the next 24 hours (even tho he's more of an old fashion guy). It blows you can't (legally) bet on URI against Towson in Rhode Island because whatever they're favored by is free money after all the time and energy they'll save avoiding traffic. Go Rams! #FootballSchool.