The guy’s all over the place right now. Way more than the prior Super Bowl years. He’s even had Tom Brady show his face at a few events.
And the money. Marone! The money. Suddenly everything in Boston is getting the Kraft treatment times ten. Not just giving dough away but making phone calls to A-list international names getting them to write checks for a few parochial causes.
Hmmmm. Must be out of love. Don’t you think?
Or could it be that this brilliant yet flawed man really thinks the state and the city will given him what he needs to build a soccer stadium for son Jonathan? Didn’t Tom Finneran teach him a lesson like 20 years ago or something? Does he think that Charlie Baker, Bob DeLeo, Stan Rosenberg, and Marty Walsh fell of the turnip truck yesterday?
Kraft thinks that by showing up to certain events, writing checks, name dropping, and having the trophy follow him like a devoted dog he is going to get Bob DeLeo to say to him when he calls,
“No problem Mr. Kraft, we’ll remove that comma in the legislation that saves you a couple of bucks at our expense. Hey by the way Mr. Kraft, I love that Vince Wilfork story you told me at the gala the other night. You’re the best thanks. It’s really special to know you and be associated with you, even if from such a lowly position as mine”
So to all you non-profits out there that have an association with anyone at all who can simply annoy or actually prohibit the legacy Kraft wants to leave for Jonathan so Jonathan can have his own legacy in American soccer the time is now.
So say you are a Catholic School in Dorchester or a drug rehab in Winthrop or an abortion clinic in Springfield, or that Jewish YMCA in Swampscott (you know the one I mean) I suggest you run a time honoring someone you have ties with locally. Like the Senate Prez, Gov, speaker or mayor. Then tell Kraft about it. I guarantee he’ll fucking adopt your cause and pay all its bills. Until of course the stadium issue is moot.
So go ahead. Make Kraft’s day. Run a time for Bill Linnahan. Even he’ll draw a few bucks from Mr. Kraft.
P.S. If Marty Walsh and Charlie Baker had senses of humor they would hire Tom Finneran to negotiate the soccer stadium with Bob Kraft. Every single detail. No matter what it takes.
Now that would be fun to watch. And nobody would protect the taxpayers more the Finneran in this deal. That’s wha he’s good at. Negotiating sports stadiums with big time owners.