Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shank Says Something Nice About A Kraft

Unfortunately, it's in passing:
She was the conscience and soul of the Patriots, a woman who came to football reluctantly, through marriage, then used the currency of football fame to enhance her lifelong missions of fund-raising and philanthropy.

Myra Kraft was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She spent her life trying to make things better for everyone else. And we can pay tribute to her here on the sports pages today because by any measurement, Myra Kraft was one of the most important women in the history of New England sports.

“Without Myra Kraft, it’s quite possible we’d be going to Hartford to watch the Patriots,’’ former Globe plagiarist columnist Mike Barnicle said yesterday after it was announced that Myra succumbed to cancer at the age of 68. “Obviously, Bob Kraft has deeps roots in this area, but Myra was so much a part of this community - the larger community beyond the sports world - she was never going to allow her husband to leave.’’
I wonder why it seems that we're only hearing about Myra's philanthropy now; maybe she was just really low-key about it?

1 comment:

Monkeesfan said...

Yes, she was low-key about her philanthropic efforts. The Barnicle quote inferring she stopped Bob Kraft from moving the team to Hartford I don't buy, as the Hartford deal almost right away proved to be unworkable.