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Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft

Robert K. Kraft, (born June 5, 1941 in Brookline, Massachusetts) is the owner of National Football League's New England Patriots and Major League Soccer's New England Revolution, as well as the stadium where they play, Gillette Stadium. Image File history File links RobertKraft. ... Image File history File links RobertKraft. ... June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Settled: 1638 â€“ Incorporated: 1705 Zip Code(s): 02445 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Scott Pioli Mascot Pat Patriot Local radio Flagship stations: WBCN 104. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is the top soccer league in the United States in the American Soccer Pyramid. ... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium Gillette Stadium Coach Steve Nicol, 2002- First Game Tampa Bay Mutiny 3 - 2 New England Revolution (Tampa Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win New England Revolution 6 - 1 Colorado Rapids (Gillette Stadium; September 18, 2004) Worst Defeat Chicago Fire 6 - 0 New... Gillette Stadium is the home stadium for the New England Patriots football team and the New England Revolution soccer team. ...


Kraft is a 1963 graduate of Columbia University and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1965. He is married to Myra Kraft, a 1964 graduate of Brandeis University and the daughter of Boston philanthropist Jacob Hiatt, who owned and founded the company that he went to work for out of Business School. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City and a member of the Ivy League. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... HBS, as seen from across the Charles River. ... Brandeis University is a private university in Waltham, Massachusetts. ...


He began his career with the Rand-Whitney Group, a packaging company he later acquired; he still serves as chairman. In 1972, he founded International Forest Products, a paper commodity trader. The two combined companies make up the largest privately-held paper and packaging companies in the United States. He grew his father in-laws wealth to a sum big enough to eventually be able to buy the Patriots. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ...


A Patriots fan since their American Football League days, he has been a season ticket holder since 1971. He bought an option on the parcel which contained Sullivan Stadium, then the home of the Patriots, in 1985. In 1988, he outbid several competitors to buy the stadium out of bankruptcy court for $25 million. It was renamed Foxboro Stadium in 1990. AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Foxboro Stadium was an outdoor sports venue located in Foxborough or Foxboro, Massachusetts. ... This article is about the year. ...


In 1992, the Patriots themselves were bought by James Orthwein, a St. Louis native. For the next two years, constant rumors swirled that the Patriots were due to move to St. Louis because Orthwein wanted to return the NFL to a city that had lost the Cardinals in 1988. Finally, in 1994, Orthwein offered Kraft $75 million to buy out the remainder of the team's lease at the stadium, which would then allow Orthwein to move the Patriots to St. Louis. Kraft turned him down, instead making a $175 million bid to buy the team and save the Patriots from relocation that Orthwein had little choice but to accept. It was the highest price ever paid at the time for a professional team, especially remarkable since the Patriots were at that time one of the least-valued teams in the NFL. He consolidated his business interests into the Kraft Group in 1998. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... James Orthwein was a businessman who owned the New England Patriots during the early 1990s. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Missouri Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 66. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager John Idzik Mascot Big Red Local radio Flagship stations: KMVP (860 AM), KTAR (620 AM), and KMIA (710 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Kent Derdivanis and Ron Wolfley-Radio... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


The day after the NFL approved the sale, Patriots fans bought 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 has been sold out since then. The Patriots responded by putting together a 7-game winning streak to end the season, making the playoffs for the first time since 1986. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


While the Patriots had appeared in Super Bowl XX while the original owners, the Sullivans, still owned them, this was one of only six playoff appearances in 33 years. However, since Kraft bought the team, they have made the playoffs eight times in 12 years. Under Kraft's ownership, the Patriots have won more playoff games (17) than in the team's first 33 seasons combined (10). The team won AFC East titles in 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005 and represented the AFC in the Super Bowl in 1996 (lost), 2001 (won) 2003 (won) and 2004 (won). The Patriots dominated the NFL in 2003 and 2004 with identical 14-2 regular-season records--a franchise record for a team that hadn't won more than 11 games in a season before Kraft bought the team. Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV... The National Football League (NFL) playoffs is a single-elimination tournament held at the end of the 16-game regular season to determine the NFL champion. ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


The Patriots almost moved to Hartford, Connecticut in 1999. They reached an agreement with then Connecticut Governor John Rowland to move to a new stadium intended to be the cornerstone of downtown redevelopment. After lobbying the Connecticut legislature to approve state funds for the stadium the Patriots resumed negotiations with Massachusetts legislators who had balked on paying for site improvements for a new stadium in Foxboro. At the last minute the Massachusetts legislature approved the subsidies and hurdles were cleared for what became Gillette Stadium in their longtime home of Foxboro, which opened in 2002. Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World, New Englands Rising Star Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... John G. Rowland (born May 24, 1957 in Waterbury, Connecticut) was the Governor of Connecticut from 1995 to 2004. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal pursued legal action against the Patriots for reneging on the Hartford deal. They later reimbursed the state for out of pocket expenses. Many in Connecticut still call Kraft "Crafty Kraft" for using Rowland and Hartford as leverage to get Gillette Stadium built. Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,549 sq. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Attorney General was awarded the Raymond E. Baldwin Award for Public Service by the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2002 Richard Blumenthal is the 23rd elected Attorney General of Connecticut. ...


He recently addressed the 2005 class of Columbia College upon their graduation regarding the driving forces in his life: "Family, Faith, Philanthropy, and FOOTBALL". In a break with commonly accepted spelling, Mr. Kraft termed this heady combination the "Four 'F's."


Later in 2005, a minor international incident was caused when it was reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin had inadvertently taken one of Kraft's three Super Bowl rings. Kraft quickly cleared up the misunderstanding, stating that he had given Putin the ring out of "respect and admiration" he had for Putin and the Russian people. Flag of the President of Russia The President of Russia (ru: Президент России) is the highest position within the Government of Russia. ... (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин, Vladímir Vladímirovich Pútin; born October 7, 1952) is a Russian politician, and the current President of the Russian Federation. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


In November 2005, met with Rick Parry, the Chief Executive of English Football team Liverpool. Kraft is rumoured to be interested in investing money into the 2004-05 European Champions. Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Liverpool Football Club (usually known simply as Liverpool) are an English football club, and are based in Liverpool, Merseyside. ... Official logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ...


Kraft told BBC Radio Five Live: "Liverpool is a great brand and it's something our family respects a lot. We're always interested in opportunities and growing, so you never know what can happen." BBC Radio Five Live is the BBCs radio service providing live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries. ...


Robert and his wife Myra have donated millions of dollars to all sorts of Israeli, Jewish and non-Jewish charities. He has visited Israel many times and built a football stadium which is called Kraft Stadium in Jerusalem there is a league it has 33 teams and 500+ players. There is a rumor that he said Shehechiyanu when the Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2002. Robert’s wife Myra is also Jewish and is involved in charity to the Jews that are needy and is very involved in Hadassah Hospital. Robert is the primary shareholder of Carmel Container Systems, Israel's largest packaging plant. In 1997, he invested $40 million in a factory in Caesarea in order to provide his company, which employs 700 people, with the most advanced technology available. Kraft has an Israeli passport and so does his wife. Robert and Myra have been working to make a sister city relationship strong between Haifa and Boston. Robert and Myra helped renovate an afterschool program for Ethiopian immigrants. The Robert K. Kraft Family Center for Jewish Student Life located at Columbia University is a study hall primarily for Jews who attend the school. Jerusalem (Hebrew: Yerushalayim; Arabic: al-Quds; Greek Ιεροσόλυμα; Latin Aelia Capitolina) is an ancient Middle Eastern city on the watershed between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea at an elevation of 650-840 meters. ... Caesarea is the name of several Roman cities and towns, including: Caesarea Antiochia, properly Antioch in Pisidia, near modern Yalvaç, Turkey Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, modern Kayseri, Turkey Caesarea Palaestina: modern Caesarea, in Israel Caesarea Philippi in the Golan Heights Iol Caesarea: modern Cherchell, in Algeria Caesarea Magna or Caesara...


External links

  • Profile at Patriots' Web site
  • ESPN: Super Bowl Ring was Gift to Putin
  • BBC Sport Kraft admits Liverpool interest
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Robert Kraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1089 words)
Robert K. Kraft, (born June 5, 1941 in Brookline, Massachusetts) is the owner of National Football League's New England Patriots and Major League Soccer's New England Revolution, as well as the stadium where they play, Gillette Stadium.
Kraft is a 1963 graduate of Columbia University and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1965.
Robert’s wife Myra is also Jewish and is involved in charity to the Jews that are needy and is very involved in Hadassah Hospital.
Awards and Honors-Robert Kraft receives highest honor form Astronomical Society of the Pacific (823 words)
Kraft is the sixth astronomer associated with the Lick Observatory to receive this award, and the fourth associated with UCSC.
Kraft also established an important rung on the ladder of celestial distances by assessing the contribution of interstellar dust to the dimming of Cepheid variables in the disk of our galaxy.
Kraft became interested in the chemical composition of stars after observing an unusual star named FG Sagittae, which underwent rapid changes in composition and later nearly disappeared behind a cloud of its own soot.
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